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Human or robotic exploration of the Solar System? (Stage 2, Stage 3)

On Demand

Who is more suited to explore our Solar System, humans or robots? You decide.


This webinar was recorded live on 5 December 2022 and is now available to view anytime via a YouTube recording. A link to the webinar recording will be sent after you book your place. Suitable for learners in Years 4 to 6.

The Solar System is a vast place of which humans have only discovered a small part. Hear from a panel of experts in this recording of a debate from 5 December 2022 as they discussed how best to explore our Solar System, human or robotic?

Brenan DEW (Australian Space Agency) and Dr Vienna TRAN (space medicine researcher) looked at the historical, future and current physiological and environmental factors involved in human exploration and how robots can be used as an alternate and disposable way to explore the unknown.

Though voting is over, you can decide for yourself and see if you agree with those that voted. Is the future of space exploration for humans or robots?


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Powerhouse, Australian Space Agency


Dr Vienna TRAN and Brenan DEW from the Australian Space Agency.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 06-Dec-2027 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


45 Minutes



Syllabus Outcomes

ST3-1WS-S, ACSSU078,

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

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

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Digital Technologies

Science and Tech

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify various pathways into STEM careers and interests
  2. Explain Earth’s place in the Solar System
  3. Listen to arguments and list features of successful/unsuccessful cases
  4. Explore ideas that are diverse, realistic and persuasive

Success can be measured by the ability of the learners to:

  1. Explain the key points raised in the program
  2. Describe the the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments
  3. Suggest ways to continue investigations
  4. Propose a career path for their own journey with STEM based on their own interests

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Technology and Materials Requirements

This webinar was recorded live on 5 December 2022. After you book your place, a link to the recording will be sent to the email you have registered with.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Bookings team

Phone: 61 2 9217 0222

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.maas.museum

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