Professor Anna Moore

Director, ANU Institute for Space
Research Initiatives and Infrastructure
Professor of Astronomy, RSAA, ANU College of Science

Professor Anna Moore is a major force driving Australia's strategic direction and R&D agenda to grow our space capabilities and industry. As Director of the multi-disciplinary ANU Institute for Space, she sets the vision and strategy for space-related activities at ANU, including satellite and space mission design, manufacture and testing, space-ground communications, Earth observations, space situational awareness, and space medicine, law and commerce. InSpace continues to demonstrate a high gender diversity (>70%).

Following a distinguished research career at Caltech, Prof Moore joined ANU in 2017 as Director of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre and as Professor of Astronomy at RSAA. She served on the Australian Government's space expert reference group to form the Australian Space Agency. As a consultant, her expertise has also been valued by the Australian Space Agency, NASA, the US National Science Foundation, the ACT government, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Professor Moore's special interests are in astronomical instrumentation, Antarctic astronomy and transient infrared astronomy.

Policy Statement: Prof Moore is passionate about ANU and it's potential for multi-disciplinary impact on the national stage. Via InSpace's success she has demonstrated that listening to a diverse range of voices enables sustainable decision making and in efficient and holistic strategic implementation plans to deliver visionary impact.