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COSPAR-K will feature a Keynote Speaker every lunch break to highlight the importance of STEM and why a career in space STEM is a future to consider. Be inspired, be challenged and be the future of Space STEM.

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

What a way to kick off our Keynote Speaker line-up! Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist with a talent for making the secrets of the universe accessible to all. She has spent 15 years conducting astrophysics research at universities and research institutes across the world.

She is a member of the Advisory Group to the Australian Space Agency, a Professor of Practice at UNSW Sydney and the inaugural Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador. The Ambassador’s role is to increase the participation of women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers by building visibility and driving change towards gender equity in STEM.

Professor Harvey-Smith has a talent for presenting complex subject matter in an exciting and accessible way so this is certainly a presentation not to be missed, especially for women and girls considering a career in STEM.

Andreas Antoniades

Welcoming Andreas Antoniades as the second Keynote Speaker to be confirmed for COSPAR-K. Andreas is passionate about developing engineering solutions to real-world problems, particularly for space and ensuring that these solutions are available and affordable to all. He is the Director of Saber Astronautics Australia and is kept busy with space mission operations, ground stations, democratisation of space and open source hardware, as well as currently building the nation's space Mission Control Centre, in Adelaide, SA.

Prior to Saber, Andreas created and ran a start-up, Obelisk Systems which developed next-generation CubeSat hardware, both for educational and commercial environments. This led to the development of the STEM education platform StarLAB which was a platform catered to high school students, ensuring they received the best in coding, hardware, sensing and robotics education to skill them for the rapidly evolving world. His presentation is a must-see for all aspiring Astronautic Engineers!

More Speakers to Be Announced Soon!


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