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Lisa Harvey-Smith

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist, presenter of ABC television’s Stargazing Live and the author of When Galaxies Collide (Melbourne University Publishing). She is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador, a role based at the University of New South Wales.

Harvey-Smith worked on the development of the worlds most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, and was the Project Scientist for CSIRO’s $288M pathfinder telescope in Western Australia. Her research investigates the birth and death of stars, colliding galaxies and cosmic magnetic fields. Lisa has won several major honours including the 2015 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal, the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research and has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald Top 100: most influential people.

She is an acclaimed speaker and performer who toured Australia with her live ‘When Galaxies Collide’ show in 2018. She has presented on stage with Apollo moon walkers Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke and Gene Cernan at major venues around Australia and hosted the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. In her spare time she runs ultra-marathon events, including multi-day races.

Voyager Main Stage

High School Special: The Future of Us

Friday | 3 May | 1pm

What will our planet look like in the future? Join Astronomer Lisa Harvey-Smith, Novelist Lisa Walker and Author & Daydreamer Josh Langley for a light-hearted discussion on the future of planet earth with local high school students; blending science, fun and fantasy.

Presented by: Glynn Greensmith  |  Sponsored by: Lotterywest

FREE EVENT


Voyager Main Stage

When Galaxies Collide

Sunday | 5 May | 12pm

You’ll never look up at the night sky in the same way.  Join Astronomer Lisa Harvey-Smith as she give you a glimpse 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants, as told in her book When Galaxies Collide.

Presented by: James Lush  |  Sponsored by: Margaret River Hotel

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


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High School Special: The Future of Us

Main Stage
Friday | 3 May | 1pm

FREE EVENT

When Galaxies Collide

Main Stage
Sunday | 5 May | 12pm
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