Event ID:  23
Contact Name:  Kerrie Dougherty
Contact Email:  kerried@phm.gov.au
Contact Phone:  61-2- 92170204
Organization:  Powerhouse Museum
Event Web Site:  #http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/whatson/space-ann
Dates:  7th October 2007 to 7th October 2007
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Australia
State/Province:  NSW
City:  Sydney
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Location:  Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Event Name:  Blast Off: adventures from the dawn of the Space Age
Event Description:  2.00pm Dr. Ken McCracken, Research Fellow, University of Maryland, Australia Prize-winning physicist Dr. Ken McCracken talks about his adventures as a scientific researcher from the beginning of the Space Age. His fascinating and varied career has encompassed several different fields of space research: from cosmic ray research to x-ray astronomy, building scientific instruments for satellites to pioneering mineral exploration by remote sensing in Australia. Dr. McCracken has worked on Australian and international space projects and continues his studies of the Sun and interplanetary space using ice cores obtained in Greenland and Antarctica. Join us for this insight into an exciting Space Age career.
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Report on the Results:  As part of the Powerhouse Museum's regular Sunday afternoon lecture series, this event was very sucessful drawing above average audience numbers, across a wide range of ages. It was attended by a number of young people interested in embarking on their own future careers in space-related fields.
Attendance:  85
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