Ipswich Youth Astronomy Workshop

Designed for Years 7-12
16 AUG 2018
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Auditorium, D101, Building D, USQ Springfield

Dr Jessie Christiansen (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute - Caltech) will talk to students about exoplanet exploration as well as the journey that has led her there. Dr Christiansen will hold a Q&A after her talk.

Unable to attend on-campus?

If you are unable to attend on-campus, you are able to join via webinar

dr-jessie-christiansenDr Christiansen grew up just over 20 kilometers from USQ’s Ipswich Campus at Peak Crossing, located in between Ipswich City and Queensland’s Scenic Rim. She attended St Mary’s College in the heart of Ipswich. Dr Christiansen is now based at NASA’s California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She is an astronomer in NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute, and is one of the leading researchers working with NASA’s successful Kepler Space Observatory. To date, she has published 85 papers, which have been cited more than 6,000 times, giving her a SCOPUS H index of 38. Due to her involvement with the Kepler mission, she has been directly involved in the discovery of more than two-thirds of the 3,550 confirmed exoplanets detections to date.

Read more about Dr Christiansen's work.