Unanswered questions about the universe, with Dr Brad Tucker

The universe is full of surprises and wonders.

There are so many things that we just don't know yet.

And the best place to start exploring it? The minds of our future generations in STEMM.

The Young Stars ask us lots of questions. And we can't always answer all of them.

Until now...

ANU astronomer, Dr. Brad Tucker, will weave a story about the universe to answer hundreds of questions the kids of the young stars program have asked us over the years.

Join us in an adventure of astronomical horizons.

Suitable for aged 6-12+.

But if you're older and interested, join anyway!

Timezone: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne [AEST]

Zoom Information

Zoom links will be sent via email to attendees on:

  • Thur, 17 Sep, 5 pm [AEST]
  • Sat, 19 Sep, 10:15 am [AEST]

Facebook Live

A parallel Facebook Live stream will also be shared on the Young Stars Facebook page, so if you miss out on registering in time, join us there.

Ticket sales will close on Fri, 18 Sep, 6 pm AEST.

About Dr Brad Tucker

Brad Tucker is an astrophysicist / cosmologist, and currently a Research Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University. He leads a research group at Mt. Stromlo that are currently helping us learn more about supernovae, black holes, dark energy, space instruments, large scale surveys of the sky, and even asteroid mining. Brad regularly appears on TV and radio to help us learn about all things space.

Brad received Bachelor's degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Astrophysics and Cosmology from Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the ANU. He's leading programs using the NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. Brad is also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere. a search to find Planet 9, as well as a new mission to capture and mine an asteroid. He frequently gives talks to school groups and the general public about Astronomy and chatting with the media about Astronomy news and events. Brad has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Australian Mint and consulted on science fiction movies. He is currently in the process of writing his first book.