Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer with a talent for making the secrets of the universe accessible to all. Lisa is a television presenter, live stage host, speaker and MC with an extensive knowledge of astronomy and physics. She has performed in sold-out theatres across Australia with science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson and Apollo astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Gene Cernan. She has appeared at the World Science Festival, Vivid Ideas, Sydney Mardi Gras and the Sydney Science Festival. Lisa is available for talks and events and is proud to offer a unique astronomy distance learning experience, which is enjoyed by 50 students around the world.
Lisa is a presenter on the popular ABC television show ABC Stargazing Live and appeared as a guest on BBC Stargazing Live. She has appeared in numerous documentary series including Brian Cox: Life Of A Universe and ABC television's Todd Sampson's Life on the Line. She has taken part in several radio phone-in shows including science hour with Dr. Karl on ABC Triple J and BBC Radio 5 Live. She recently hosted the Uluru Astronomy Weekend at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and performed at the World Science Festival in Brisbane in 2016 and 2017 as a panelist and MC. In May 2018 Lisa will host a national Australian tour of Mission Control: the unsung heroes of Apollo including a live Q&A with Charlie Duke.
Are you an amateur astronomer or just fascinated by the night sky? Challenge yourself and learn new skills by taking part in a unique astronomy research course. Use data from professional telescopes to research the physical properties of our Galaxy. No equipment is needed except a computer with access to the internet. You can start and finish your course whenever you choose, so you have the freedom to study at your own pace. Enter the online store for further details.