IDL Francis A. Cucinotta SA, Radiobiology, Radiation and Why They Matter for Space Research and Exploration AEDT 07:15 - 08:00 and AEDT 18:15 – 19:00
BLOCK 1 Virtual Scientific Sessions AEDT 08:00 - 11:00 and BLOCK 2 AEDT 19:00 – 22:00
IDL Francis A. Cucinotta SA, Radiobiology, Radiation and Why They Matter for Space Research and Exploration AEDT 07:15 - 08:00 and AEDT 18:15 – 19:00
BLOCK 1 Virtual Scientific Sessions AEDT 08:00 - 11:00 and BLOCK 2 AEDT 19:00 – 22:00
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About COSPAR-K

COSPAR-K is a Free Space STEM Event that is running in partnership with the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

It coincides with an international scientific assembly, COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and is the dedicated STEM Park hence the name COS(+)PAR-K was born.

COSPAR-K will feature two hero zones: our Awesome Activities Arena and Spectacular Speakers Schedule.

Coordinates

ICC Sydney & Virtual

In-Person @ The Gallery, ICC Sydney

Virtual Access via COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft

Take-Off Dates

Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 August 2021

Sessions:

Wednesday 11 August Fully Virtual Speaker and Activity Program
Thursday 12 August Morning: 9:30am - 12:00pm Afternoon: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday 13 August Morning: 9:30am - 12:00pm Afternoon: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday 14 August Morning: 9:30am - 12:00pm Afternoon: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Sunday 15 August Morning: 9:30am - 12:00pm Afternoon: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Why Are We Bringing COSPAR-K to Sydney?

With Australia’s new Space Agency (ASA), Australia is buzzing with space conversations. There’s a momentous research push, an explosion of space-related start-ups and more opportunities than ever for young Australian’s to be part of the journey.

STEM education is critically important for Australia. The demand for strong workforce skills in STEM areas has reached a fever pitch, while at the same time there has been a fall in students studying these subjects at high school and university. The time for better engagement is now. COSPAR-K provides this opportunity.

The skills that learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths bring will be the foundation of the future world economy. These skills, along with enterprise skills such as creativity, critical thinking and digital literacy will be the key to creating a world-leading future workforce in Australia. 50 years on from humankind’s first steps on the Moon, the value of an inspired STEM generation is reflected in our daily lives.

COSPAR-2021-Hybrid is making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's evolving high-tech economy as a lasting legacy of this Assembly.

Get involved, be inspired, bookings opening very soon.

COSPAR-K Mission Objectives

We Need Your Help To Achieve Them!

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To inspire and engage with thousands of students from NSW with the hope that these students will:
  • Pursue STEM related school subjects as part of their Higher School Certificate
  • Influence their selection of STEM related university courses
  • Pursue a career in space research or another STEM profession
2
Provide a forum for Australian STEM teachers to expand their knowledge of space science and to make connections with other STEM teachers.
3
To generate wider interest in Australian space research to parents, volunteers and the general public.
4
To profile industry and government initiatives being undertaken in the space science sector.
5
Attendance and engagement objectives are:
  • 50% gender split for student attendance and teacher talks
  • 10% indigenous student attendance or online engagement
  • 10% attendance or online engagement from students and teachers from rural and regional NSW
  • 10,000+ post event views

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Contact Mission Control

You can reach us from wherever you are in the world by emailing stem@cospar2021.org.

Official COSPAR 2021 Merchandise

You will want to grab the official t-shirt of the first ever Virtual Assembly in the history of COSPAR.

Space Agency Leaders’ Round Table

Missed the Space Agency Leaders’ Round Table live? You can now download and view the recording.

COSPAR 2021 Assembly Week

See the whole weeks’ program at a glance. Commencing Friday 28th January 2021.

COSPAR 2020 Awards Extended Interviews

View the extended interview videos of all Awardees here.

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