- 14 Aug 2019
- 8 AM
Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker is an award-winning radio astronomer passionate about understanding the Universe, and bringing the beauty of astronomy to the world. After obtaining her PhD in radio astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 2010, she moved to Australia to help commission the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency precursor to the Square Kilometer Array. Using this telescope, she created a panoramic view of the Universe at low radio frequencies: the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA Survey.
Natasha has been recognised with several awards for her research and dedication to science communication, among them the Superstars of STEM 2019-20, ABC Top 5 Scientist 2018, and 2017 WA Tall Poppies Scientist of the Year.
During her visit to the Peel region in celebration of National Science Week 2019, Natasha will share her career journey so far and her perspectives as a woman working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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