Win Tickets for RiAus Lecture with Astronaut Dr Andy Thomas

Win Tickets for RiAus Lecture with Astronaut Dr Andy Thomas
Thursday 27th October, 2011
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Australian astronaut, Dr Andy Thomas, will be speaking at RiAus in Adelaide Thursday 27th October, 2011. Dr Thomas is passionate about inspiring students to study science and mathematics at school and to consider careers in science. During his lecture he will share his own passion for science and talk about his stellar career, including his work as a NASA astronaut. The RiAus is offering free seats to South Australian students in Years 8-10 who have an interesting question they would like to ask Dr Thomas.

Andrew Thomas was born in Adelaide and is a current member of the NASA Astronaut Corps at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He has flown onboard the space shuttle on four separate occasions including a 20 week stay on board the Russian Space Station, Mir. He will talk about his experiences of living and working in space, of operating the shuttle’s robotic arm, and performing a spacewalk as part of the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). He will also talk about the current state of space exploration, and life on board the ISS, as well as what the future holds for human missions out into deep space, such as to the Moon, the asteroids, and to Mars.

This event will be streamed live to schools via CENTRA –

RiAus are offering free seats to SA students in Years 8-10 who have an interesting question they would like to ask Andy Thomas. Visit the RiAus website for full details and on-line entry form.

Task: Students, if you had the chance to ask Andy Thomas one question, what would it be?
How to enter: Teachers, submit questions via the on-line form (either a question from an individual student or a whole class) along with your name and contact details, school name, the question, and how many students you would like to have attend (max. 8 students and two adult supervisors).

Entries due COB 20th September, 2011. Winning questions will be chosen and teachers contacted early the following week. This competition is open to SA students, including students in extra-curricular groups (such as a school astronomy group).