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2023 Young Space Explorers



Young Space Explorers | Event 1

About this event

The event is an immersive dive into the emerging Australian space industry. Students from Year 9 and 10 will get up close and personal with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on space themed challenges students will develop knowledge of STEM as well as designing, thinking and leadership skills. All attributes necessary for Australia’s future highly skilled space workforce. 

Young Space Explorers will connect Australia’s vibrant space industry, government and the space research community with students and their teachers. It will help equip teachers with the skills, insights and confidence to use space in their classrooms. The event will expose stand-out students and their teachers to opportunities for pursuing STEM degree programs and STEM careers.

Young Space Explorers Activities 

Specific activities during the day that students can choose to be part of;

  • Special guest presentations including Australian Space Agency
  • Space Expo – Displays from universities, industry, schools, TAFE and the Australian Space Agency
  • Bottle Rocket Physics Challenge – Presented by ‘Its Rocket Science’
  • Space Science Inquiry Activities – Presented by ‘Fizzics Education’
  • Learn how gravity can bend spacetime and its implications for planetary orbits, gravitational lensing and GPS
  • Discover how light is used to investigate stars, galaxies & black holes
  • Investigate the forces in spinning objects and how they affect axial precession of planets through to spacecraft orientation
  • Test the heat insulation properties of a space shuttle tile and learn more about material science on station
  • Robotics workshop – presented by ‘Monash University Nova Rover Team)
  • Presentation on rovers for the moon and mars
  • Demonstration of the Nova Rover – Placed second in the world in 2022
  • Mini rover workshop
  • Hands-on interaction with the flight hardware from Australia’s SCRAMSPACE scramjet flight experiment
  • University satellite, planetary science, artificial intelligence and lunar rover demonstrations

Event Details


New Space Workforce

Event Details

Audience: Year 9 and 10 students and their teachers
Date and Time: (Wednesday 6th December – 9:00 – 4:30pm)
Location: Sydney Internation Convention Centre
EOI: Australian Space Week Events Survey (

For more info visit the event website

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