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Joint Strike Fighter Seminar & Networking Function – Monday 2 December

By 21 November 2013
Joint Strike Fighter Seminar & Networking Function - Monday 2 December

To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents
WORKING AT THE LEADING EDGE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat Capability
Date: Monday 2 December 2013
Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Location: The Deck & Nottingham Room, Forrest Hotel & Apartments, 30 National [...]

Free Public Lecture by NASA Astronaut

By 4 July 2013
Free Public Lecture by NASA Astronaut

[ 25 July 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society proudly presents a free public lecture entitled

LIVING AND WORKING ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: OUR GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE

by Dr Greg Chamitoff – NASA Astronaut & Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney

Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Theatre 1, Manning Clarke [...]

AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium

By 9 November 2012
AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents the…
AEROSPACE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012
Time: 6:00pm till 7:30pm
Location: Engineering Lecture Theatre, Building #32, Faulty of Engineering, Off North Road, Australian National University, Canberra
Join us for the annual AIAA Aerospace Research Symposium and find out about the latest aerospace research [...]

Public Lecture: Planetary Geology for Begineers

By 1 October 2012
Public Lecture: Planetary Geology for Begineers

To celebrate World Space Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mars Society Australia proudly presents…
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Clarke – Australian Centre for Astrobiology & President, Mars Society Australia
Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: RSPE Seminar Room, Oliphant Building #60, Research School of Physics & Engineering, Mills Road, The [...]

Public Lecture by South Korean Astronaut

By 15 January 2012
Public Lecture by South Korean Astronaut

[ 20 January 2012; 6:00 pm; ]

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the CSIRO Discovery Centre proudly present a free public lecture by South Korea’s first astronaut, Dr Soyeon Yi, entitled…

SCIENCE IN SPACE

Date: Friday 20 January 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Canberra
RSVPs essential: Online via https://register.eventarc.com/event/view/7125/tickets/science-in-space or [...]

Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night – Tuesday 12 April

By 4 April 2011
Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night - Tuesday 12 April

[ 12 April 2011; 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate Yuri’s Night and the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, the AIAA Sydney Section proudly presents…

SPACE & SCI-FI TRIVIA NIGHT

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Canberra City
Cost: $5 per person at the door
RSVPs essential: To aiaa.sydneysection[at]gmail.com by Friday 8 April

The Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night [...]

Aviation Safety Lecture at ADFA

By 20 September 2010
Aviation Safety Lecture at ADFA

[ 29 September 2010; 6:00 pm; ]

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents

THE ATSB & AVIATION SAFETY INVESTIGATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

by Russell Taylor – Research Analyst, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Location: Lecture Theatre North #6, Building #32, Off Kapyong Road, UNSW @ the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra

This public lecture is FREE and all are welcome.

Light [...]

Public Lecture by CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation

By 17 May 2010

[ 24 May 2010; 6:30 pm; ] The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SPACE EXPLORATION, DEFENCE & COMMERCE

by David Thompson – Chairman & CEO, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Date: Monday 24th May 2010 at 6:30pm
Location: Japan Theatre, Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Canberra

This public lecture is FREE and all are welcome.
No RSVP required. For more [...]

Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

By 28 October 2009
Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

[ 11 November 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to aiaa.sydneysection@gmail.com

More details…..

Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:

PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS

Fascinated by the latest [...]

NASA’s Return To The Moon – Free Public Lecture Tonight @ Questacon

By 23 July 2009

[ 23 July 2009; 6:00 pm; ] As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) in partnership with Questacon proudly presents

AS WE SHALL RETURN: NASA’S NEW INITIATIVE TO LAND ASTRONAUTS ON THE MOON

by Wayne Lee, Altair Vehicle Systems Manager, NASA JPL

Tonight at 6pm at the Japan Theatre at Questacon, King [...]

Get Your Socceroos Tickets in Advance!

By 3 March 2009

Word on the street (and on ABC666 this morning) is that 15,000 tickets have already been sold for the Socceroos vs Kuwait game at Canberra Stadium on Thursday evening. Canberra Stadium are also expecting about 4,000+ to buy tickets at the gate. So to avoid the lines (and missing kickoff) it is highly recommended to [...]

Canberra Petrol Prices on your iPhone

By 28 February 2009

I’ve come across a cool (and free) iPhone application called GasBag Australia that allows you to find the cheapest petrol near you. To quote the description on iTunes…
‘GasBag Australia is a user-driven application that provides the fastest way to find the cheapest petrol near you. Our users are the best source of pricing data around [...]

AIAA Technical Seminar: Space Debris – Assessing the Hazard – Thurs 26th Feb @ ANU

By 23 February 2009
AIAA Technical Seminar: Space Debris - Assessing the Hazard - Thurs 26th Feb @ ANU

[ 26 February 2009; 6:30 pm; ]

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section proudly presents a technical seminar ‘Space Debris: Assessing the Hazard’ by Dr Duncan Steel – Principal Research Scientist, QinetiQ, Canberra.

This presentation is particularly timely in light of anti-satellite weapons tests in the past two years by China and the US and the accidental collision of two [...]

Matildas vs Italy Game Delayed Till 6:30pm Due To Heat

By 7 February 2009

The Canberra Times is reporting that tonight’s women’s soccer game between Australia and Italy has had kickoff delayed due to the expected heat.
Instead of a 4pm start it’s now 6.30pm.

Trip To Temora Aviation Museum’s Flying Day

By 13 January 2009
Trip To Temora Aviation Museum's Flying Day

[ 31 January 2009; 7:00 am; ]

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is running in conjunction with the Canberra branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Young Engineers Australia Canberra Division…

A TRIP TO TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM’S FLYING DAY

Join us on a coach trip to the Temora Aviation Museum to see, hear and experience one of the world’s finest [...]

AIAA Film Night: The Right Stuff – Tuesday 2nd December

By 27 November 2008
AIAA Film Night: The Right Stuff - Tuesday 2nd December

[ 2 December 2008; 6:30 pm; ] The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is proudly hosting a FREE screening of…

THE RIGHT STUFF – A HISTORY OF NASA’S MERCURY PROGRAM

The Right Stuff tells the story of ordinary men and women who shared a common ambition and together captured the imagination of the world. Beginning with the breaking of the sound [...]

Canberra A-League Bid Gathers Pace

By 25 November 2008

SBS’s The World Game is reporting that Canberra’s A-League Bid is continuing to gather pace. Ivan Slavich, the bid leader, “claims the Australian Capital Territory is fertile ground for league expansion and his bid should “tick every box” for entry requirement.” There was also a piece in the SMH over the weekend, which can be [...]

Free Public Talk On ‘The Science of Flight Testing’ Wednesday 6:30pm @ ANU

By 19 August 2008

The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Sydney Section proudly presents as part of National Science Week and the Australian Science Festival:
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: THE SCIENCE OF FLIGHT TESTING
Join Antonio Di Pietro, a former Naval aviator and experimental test pilot, for a fascinating insight into the science of flight testing that will draw upon his [...]

A-League Grand Final Rematch SATURDAY 1pm @ Canberra Stadium

By 11 July 2008
A-League Grand Final Rematch SATURDAY 1pm @ Canberra Stadium

That’s right! The A-League is back in town after the success of last year’s match. The Central Coast Mariners are playing the Newcastle Jets in a pre-season game at Canberra Stadium tomorrow (Sat 12th July). These teams played each other in last year’s A-League Grand Final so it should be a very entertaining game. Several [...]

Hypersonics Seminar & Technical Tour – Thursday 10th April

By 3 April 2008

[ 10 April 2008; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Section presents:

FLIGHT AT HYPERSONIC SPEEDS

Dr. Andrew Neely
Senior Lecturer
School of Aerospace, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Australian Defence Force Academy

THURSDAY 10TH APRIL AT 6:00PM
Building #20, School of Aerospace, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Canberra
A map can be found here. Please park in the North Carpark and [...]

Good Friday Church in The Park – Gordon Park From 9am

By 20 March 2008

[ 21 March 2008; 9:00 am; ] For those in the south of Canberra, Lanyon Valley Anglican Church, is once again hosting Church in The Park on Good Friday. All are welcome to come along tomorrow to Gordon Park (Point Hut Pond, the one with the leaning tower, off McGilvary Close) for a free breakfast from 9am, church from 10am and free [...]

Free Aerospace Public Seminar Tonight @ ANU

By 17 March 2008

[ 17 March 2008; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Section
presents:

THE CANBERRA DEEP SPACE COMMUNICATIONS COMPLEX IN 2008

Dr. Miriam Baltuck
Director, Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex & NASA Operations, CSIRO Industrial Physics

Dr. Baltuck will give an overview of the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex at Tidbinbilla, its history and the spacecraft missions it enables as well as outline [...]

Aussie Rocket Engine on ABC Catalyst This Thursday Night

By 1 August 2007
Aussie Rocket Engine on ABC Catalyst This Thursday Night

The Helicon Double Layer Thruster, developed by researchers at the Australian National University, will be featured on the ABC’s Catalyst program this Thursday evening, 2nd August, at 8pm EST (details here). The story will include interviews with Professor Rod Boswell and Dr Christine Charles and show footage of the HDLT prototype being tested in a [...]

Hyundai A-League Comes to Canberra – Sunday 29th July

By 26 July 2007

The Hyundai A-League‘s glamour club, Sydney FC will be playing the Central Coast Mariners FC in the A-League Pre Season Cup at Canberra Stadium this Sunday. Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets are available from Ticketek or at the gate. General admission is on $18 for adults and $10 for concession & children aged [...]

Photos of Scrivener Dam

By 28 June 2007
Photos of Scrivener Dam

Here are two photos I took (one last night & one this morning) of Scrivener Dam. At present 3 of the sluices are open and allowing flow into the Molonglo River. Word from a friend, who works for SunWater in Brisbane – the company responsible for managing & maintaining Scrivener Dam – is that the [...]

Scrivener Dam Floodgates to be opened?

By 27 June 2007

The ABC reports here that “Lake Burley Griffin has also been topped up and the National Capital Authority is preparing to open one of the Scrivener Dam floodgates for the first time since 2002.”
Does anyone know if and when Scrivener Dam’s flooggate may be opened? Could someone place a call to the NCA? I’d love [...]

David Bland Ride for Life This Saturday

By 15 March 2007

This Saturday (17th March) starting at 2pm there will be a charity ride, around Lake Burley Griffin to raise awareness of organ donation, in memory of a David Bland – a thriving 14 yr old boy who died tragically in 2006 and was one of only 4 child organ donors in Victoria that year. This [...]

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