Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith

Astronomer, Presenter & Educator



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 physics and space. She has performed in sold-out theatres across Australia with science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson and Apollo astronauts Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Capt. 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 ABC Stargazing Live. She was also a panelist on Stargazing Live: Back to Earth and a guest on BBC Stargazing Live. Lisa chatted about her black hole research in Brian Cox: Life Of A Universe, which aired on ABC television in March 2017 and she appeared in ABC television's Todd Sampson's Life on the Line. Lisa has appeared on science phone-in shows with Dr. Karl on 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 March 2017 as a panelist and MC. 

Astronomy Distance Learning Course

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.


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