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📡 🌒 A selfie from space? That’s out of this world!

During National Science Week 2020, ANU is co-hosting the Satellite Selfie. All Canberrans are invited to go outside for a giant photograph taken from space!  

Head to your favourite spot on campus, or your nearest oval, carpark or backyard to display large designs, flags, logos or personal messages. The satellite flyovers will take place on Aug 17,19 and 21 between 10am – 11am.  

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🌟 What on Earth is a Satellite Selfie?

How will it work?

Dr Brad Tucker explains how the Satellite selfie will work!

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How do I get involved?

Read our How to Guide to make sure you feature in the Satellite Selfie.

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✨ Stare off into space for National Science Week

Building micro-satellites for the future

We interviewed the Head of the ANU Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Christine Charles. Hear her take on the future of satellites.

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Mt Stromlo Astronomy Night, online!

On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory and telescope observations.

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Sky stories

Tune in to Dr Brad Tucker and Peter Swanton talking about Indigenous and colonial stargazing on 13 August.

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Using satellites to research water? An ANU geodesist explains how.

Professor Paul Tregoning uses satellites to study sea level variations, terrestrial water resource availability and the changes in the ice volumes in Antarctica.

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🍏 Food for thought & updates

To Mask or Not to Mask, that is the question. Professor of Military and Aerospace Medicine, Tracy Smart, breaks down why we should be wearing masks.

The ANU Classics Museum is now online! Peruse the collection at your leisure.

Proudly supported by the ANU Gender Institute, ‘Unveiled Stories’ is a blog series with the aim of unveiling the narrative of how personal relationship experiences shape and are shaped by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) identities within the local Canberra community. Learn more about how you can contribute.

China in the World has announced the recipients of its China Studies Grant. This internal grant supports researchers across the ANU campus to pursue innovative and collaborative projects on China Studies. Read an overview of the 2020 grant recipients.

 

🎈Events and competitions

The next student session for the LGBTIQ+ Ally Training is scheduled for 17 August. This training is essential for students wishing to be part of the ANU Ally Network.

Join Marian Wilkinson in conversation with Frank Jotzo on Marian's new book The Carbon Club, the inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy.

Missing live music? Constantly wishing you were able to attend concerts whilst still being in the comfort of your own home? Watch the stream of ANUSA’s Fright Night Party.

Join the PARSA Virtual Election Mixer at 5pm Friday, 14 August and find out about all things PARSA!

Want to take part in a time capsule art exhibition and social experiment in one? aMBUSH Gallery Kambri are calling on artists to design a poster for The Hero’s Journey Art Prize 2020 summing up their experiences of the unprecedented events of 2020.

ANU Careers has organised Career Connect for 13 August – a virtual career fair to help ANU students prepare for graduate employment. Check out the participating employers.

 

🎓 Campus updates

Read the latest news from Academic Board. Academic Board is tasked with ensuring the University maintains the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research.

To support students studying remotely we have launched the ANU Virtual Information Commons, an online desktop program that gives all current ANU students remote access to any software or application installed on campus computers. Read these helpful articles for instructions on how to use the Commons.

The ANU Council met on 31 July. Read the latest, including summaries of the Vice-Chancellor’s Report and the Financial Health Strategy.

 

🌻 Wellbeing and student services

If you're unhappy with your Semester 1 results and would like to appeal your grade, ANUSA’s friendly Student Assistance Team are able to help you through this process.

Student Central’s Wattle page is a one-stop-shop for navigating Semester 2. Check it out now.

In 2021, the University will offer up to 200 awards known as the ANU Chancellor's International Scholarship. More then $4 million has been allocated to the scholarships, with scholarships valued up to $25K. Find out about the scholarship’s selection criteria and eligibility requirements.

The ANU Tax Clinic has reopened. The ANU Tax Clinic provides free tax information and guidance to taxpayers with income below A$60,000. Clients will receive information from ANU accounting students, under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners. The Clinic will be open from 12 August 2020 to 23 October 2020.

 


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