What’s new

  • Melbourne PLC Junior School have made a video of how much they enjoyed connecting with our Mars Yard at the Powerhouse Museum. They obviously had a lot of fun! See the YouTube video.
  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who commanded the ISS, has done much to make the space station an extension of ourselves. He was the first astronaut to broadcast a song from space, and write one in space. He also brought hundreds of thousands of school students together in May to singalong with him. This past week I had the great pleasure of meeting him when he visited the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. See what happened when he visited our Mars Yard.
  • Also check out what we’ve been doing in the Mars Yard in the past 14 months – we’ve now had more than 3,000 interactions with our rovers from students, teachers, and the public.
  • We’re also getting closer to launching four new intelligent tutor modules in space exploration, climate change, medicine and nanotechnology for Years 9 and 10 students.

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Dr Carol Oliver

Associate Director, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia