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Astrophysics with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith Part 1 of 3 – On Demand (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4)

On Demand

Join astrophysicist, author, Women in STEM Ambassador and ABC Stargazing Live presenter Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith on a fascinating three-part journey to the stars.


These sessions are for everyone in the classroom or at home and can be watched individually.

During these exciting on-demand virtual excursions, young stargazers will be treated to readings from Lisa’s children’s book Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime.

Explore questions such as:
• Why is the sky blue?
• How are rainbows made?
• And more

Suitable for all ages – targeted to children aged 6-12 years.
**TO BOOK: Click on the Book Now button. If you are not a teacher, that’s okay—just click on the Book button, fill in the form and book your spot.

Keep up to date – Subscribe to the Women in STEM Ambassador YouTube channel for more exciting STEM content!


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 17-May-2028 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


50 Minutes





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Earth and Space

Presenter Bio

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice at The University of New South Wales.

Her role is to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies and careers in Australia by driving systemic and cultural change. As an astrophysicist, her research interests are in the birth and death of stars, cosmic magnetic fields and supermassive black holes. Professor Harvey-Smith serves on the Australian Space Agency’s Advisory Group and previously led a team of 30 scientists and engineers at CSIRO developing the Square Kilometre Array – a next-generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history. She is author of the popular science books When Galaxies Collide, The Secret Life of Stars and Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements


Reliable internet & device to watch YouTube video

Book your virtual excursion using the form on this site, then a confirmation email will be sent to you from DART Learning with the link to the video.


If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Women In STEM Ambassador - Team

Phone: +61 466 942 077

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://womeninstem.org.au/

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