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📡 🌒 A selfie from space? That’s out of this world!

During National Science Week 2020, ANU is co-hosting the Satellite Selfie. All Canberrans are invited to go outside for a giant photograph taken from space!  

Head to your favourite spot on campus, or your nearest oval, carpark or backyard to display large designs, flags, logos or personal messages. The satellite flyovers will take place on Aug 17,19 and 21 between 10am – 11am.  

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🌟 What on Earth is a Satellite Selfie?

How will it work?

Dr Brad Tucker explains how the Satellite selfie will work!

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How do I get involved?

Read our How to Guide to make sure you feature in the Satellite Selfie.

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✨ Stare off into space for National Science Week

Building micro-satellites for the future

We interviewed the Head of the ANU Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Christine Charles. Hear her take on the future of satellites.

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Mt Stromlo Astronomy Night, online!

On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory and telescope observations.

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Sky stories

Tune in to Dr Brad Tucker and Peter Swanton talking about Indigenous and colonial stargazing on 13 August.

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Using satellites to research water? An ANU geodesist explains how.

Professor Paul Tregoning uses satellites to study sea level variations, terrestrial water resource availability and the changes in the ice volumes in Antarctica.

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🍏 Food for thought & updates

To Mask or Not to Mask, that is the question. Professor of Military and Aerospace Medicine, Tracy Smart, breaks down why we should be wearing masks.

The ANU Classics Museum is now online! Peruse the collection at your leisure.

Proudly supported by the ANU Gender Institute, ‘Unveiled Stories’ is a blog series with the aim of unveiling the narrative of how personal relationship experiences shape and are shaped by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) identities within the local Canberra community. Learn more about how you can contribute.

China in the World has announced the recipients of its China Studies Grant. This internal grant supports researchers across the ANU campus to pursue innovative and collaborative projects on China Studies. Read an overview of the 2020 grant recipients.


🎓 Campus updates

Read the latest news from Academic Board. Academic Board is tasked with ensuring the University maintains the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research.

The ANU Council met on 31 July. Read the latest, including summaries of the Vice-Chancellor’s Report and the Financial Health Strategy.

The University is upgrading its current Telephony system to a modern, fully supported Telephony & Unified Communications platform. All Telephony services (including phone and fax) across the entire Acton campus and Mt Stromlo site will be unavailable during the scheduled outage. The outage is scheduled for Saturday 15 August 2020 from 6:00am - 10:00am.

Any current staff interested in getting automatic updates when new jobs are posted to the ANU jobs website can now sign up to receive alerts through ANU Recruit.

The 2020 Academic Promotions round closes on Friday 14 August. HR have provided additional information and a recording of an information session.

The ANU Tax Clinic has reopened. The ANU Tax Clinic provides free tax information and guidance to taxpayers with income below A$60,000. Clients will receive information from ANU accounting students, under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners. The Clinic will be open from 12 August 2020 to 23 October 2020.


🎈Don’t miss these events!

The Canberra Writers Festival is happening this week! The program has something for everyone. Check out the jam-packed schedule now.

Join Marian Wilkinson in conversation with Frank Jotzo on Marian's new book The Carbon Club, the inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy.

Join Professor Yahia Zoubir as he assesses the situation in Libya after 10 years of conflict. He will focus on the various state and non-state actors, the rapidly changing geopolitics and the impact of the conflict on the Libyan people and the wider region.


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