Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an expert on astronomy and space and an active researcher with a talent for presenting complex subject matter in an exciting and accessible way. She has presented major television series including Stargazing Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and appeared in numerous international documentaries including Todd Samson's Life on the Line and Life of a Universe with Brian Cox.
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Lisa is a force of nature. She’s an explorer, an optimist and a powerful advocate for the role of science and astronomy in society. She’s a role model for aspiring scientists and one of the great storytellers of Australian astronomy.
Thank you for your fantastic contribution to our live event. You were energetic and inspiring; it was brilliant for our viewers to get an insight into your unique experiences and knowledge. I even received one comment that you should have your own TV series. I wholeheartedly agree!
Lisa presented an opening speech at "An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson", which attracted over 4,000 attendees. The feedback was of utter delight, as Lisa engaged the audience, made them feel excited and really ready to get thinking! Lisa is very confident, knowledgeable about science, has a great sense of humour and is very likeable. We believe she has the capacity to make real change within the area of science and beyond.
On behalf of the entire crew from ABC Catalyst and the Prof Brian Cox team, I would like to thank you for your patience, enthusiasm, teamwork and kindness you gave to us during filming, and throughout the organisation of the shooting day. You managed it with such calmness and professionalism – it is a huge credit to you. Your scientific knowledge and expertise was valued and we are glad we could have you as part of the documentary.
Thank you so much for a wonderful, entertaining and educational presentation. You have introduced a whole new audience to astronomy who, I am sure, will keep coming back.
Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith’s talk was extremely well attended and received. Survey respondents gave her a 90.5% excellent rating, which is the best rating for the year (the average is 78%).