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Air & Space Speaker Series, The Science of (Very) High Speed Flight by Andrew Neely

Join Associate Professor Andrew Neely from UNSW Canberra for the second instalment in the Questacon Air & Space Speaker Series. Andrew will be giving an exciting presentation about the Science of (Very) High Speed Flight!

113 years ago powered, controlled flight was the stuff of dreams. Today regular supersonic flight, space tourism, and interplanetary exploration, long the stuff of science fiction, is now a reality. Andrew will be talking about both some recent achievements in ground-based research and flight-testing and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

Attend this event and receive a complimentary single entry into Questacon. Visit during opening hours before 23 July 2017 and explore the blockbuster aviation and aerospace exhibition – Above and Beyond presented by Boeing.

This event is suitable for ages 14 and above.

Book tickets here!

Andrew Neely is an aerospace engineer with a passion for STEM outreach. He graduated with a PhD in hypersonics from the University of Queensland and then performed jet engine research for Rolls-Royce at the University of Oxford before returning to Australia. Andrew now leads a research group at UNSW Canberra improving the design and performance of hypersonic vehicles. He has collaborated on a number of large international hypersonic test-flight programs including the current HEXAFLY-International project, led by the European Space Agency and the Australian-US HIFiRE program led by the Defence Science Technology Group. Andrew is currently President of the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society and he runs a STEM outreach program – Cool Aeronautics.

WHEN AND WHERE

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

14+

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