Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith
Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador
Finalist: Under the Stars, Astrophysics for Everyone. Winners announced in November 2021.
A beautiful book that guides children aged 6+ to explore the night sky
Finalist: Under the Stars, Astrophysics for Everyone. Winners will be determined by a jury of 11,500 young people across the UK!
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith's easy guide to exploring Australia's night skies is full of mind-blowing facts about our cosmos. Master time travel and planet hunting, learn how to take amazing photos in the dark and use helpful gadgets to supercharge your new backyard hobby.
Did life on Earth arrive on a meteorite from outer space? Are there living beings beyond our solar system? Revealing the wonders of science, Aliens and Other Worlds guides Earthlings young and old through our search for alien life.
This beautifully illustrated bestselling book for children aged 6-12 brings the night sky to life, giving amazing new perspectives to young explorers who are always asking, 'Why?'. Signed with a personal message from Lisa.
The Secret Life of Stars is the new book by Lisa Harvey-Smith for adults and young adults.
'Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander. Signed with a personal message from Lisa.
When Galaxies Collide peers 5 billion years into the future to explore the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. A book for adults and young adults. Signed with a personal message from Lisa.
'A fascinating and inspiring tour of the galaxies' Brian Cox
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist and author with a talent for making the universe accessible to all. Throughout her career she has conducted research at universities and institutes across the world, published more than 50 research papers and played a key role in the development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. She is a member of the advisory group to the Australian Space Agency, the Questacon board, a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales and the Australian Government's Women in STEM Ambassador.
Lisa is a best-selling author, an in-demand keynote speaker and a regular on TV and radio. She toured Australia with her spectacular live event 'When Galaxies Collide', with 10 shows in major venues across the nation. Her books have been shortlisted for several national & international literary awards. Lisa was a presenter on the popular ABC television show Stargazing Live and hosted events in sold-out theatres across Australia with Apollo Moon walking astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan and Charlie Duke.
As the Australian Government's Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith and her team work to remove barriers to the participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). She provides advice to the Australian Government and co-ordinates work across the research, education and industry sectors to improve educational practices and workplace culture. Her office conducts research and runs educational programs to identify and remove barriers to participation. For more information on this work, visit www.womeninstem.org.au.