The Constitution in space

Honeysuckle Creek Space tracking station, where pictures of the first landing on the moon were received before being transmitted around the world, 1969.
NAA: A1200, L81737

Join the National Archives this Constitution Day for a fascinating discussion exploring the past, present and future of Australia's role in the space race. Is the Constitution, written more than 100 years ago, relevant in the space age? What do the experts say?

Speakers include:

  • Dr Tristan Moss, Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
    Dr Moss' research focuses on Australian military history since 1945. He is currently working on a project on the history of Australian space policy.
  • Dr Matthew Stubbs, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Adelaide Law School
    Associate Professor Stubbs' research and teaching are focused on the areas of international law, particularly space law and human rights, and constitutional law.
  • Dr Dave Williams, Executive Director of CSIRO – Digital, National Facilities and Collections
    Dr Williams has stewardship of a range of business lines and national facilities including Astronomy and Space Science, Australia Telescope National Facility, Information, Management and Technology, and Data 61.

Moderated by ABC RN's Paul Barclay
5:30pm - VIP viewing of Questacon's new Space exhibition
6pm - refreshments
6.30-8pm - panel discussion

Can't make it?

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Listen to the discussion on ABC RN's Big Ideas (keep an eye out for date and time)

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