Skip to content

World Space Week NASA Public Talk and Stargazing

Join us at USQ for World Space Week as NASA Scientist, Dr Doug Hudgins, shares with everyone what great things are happening in the search for Worlds outside of our Solar System. This special event will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.
06 OCT 2019
6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

The Dr Doug Hudgins’ (NASA) Public Talk followed by Stargazing is at USQ Toowoomba on Sunday 6 October 2019. This public seminar is suitable for all ages, so bring along the little ones. Stargazing will start at 7.30pm and will be held at 'The Grove' which is located half way up the drive, on the south side of the main USQ entrance road (off West Street).


Picture of Dr Doug Hudgins

Dr Doug Hudgins

Dr Doug Hudgins is the Program Scientist for NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program and its TESS mission and is the Program Officer for the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program. As Exoplanet Exploration Program Scientist he is responsible for setting the scientific direction of NASA’s efforts to discover and understand the planets (called exoplanets) orbiting stars other than the Sun. He is also a keen amateur astronomer, telescope maker and enthusiastic astronomy outreach person.

picture of Profession Rob Whittenmyer

Professor Rob Wittenmyer

Prof Rob Wittenmyer is the originator and lead of the MINERVA-Australis planet-hunting observatory. He joined USQ in 2017 after eight years at UNSW Sydney, with a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  He has contributed to the discovery of more than 50 exoplanets, including 15 planets confirmed using MINERVA-Australis data. In addition to exoplanets, he enjoys soccer, badminton, and weightlifting.

Details of location for stargazing can be found here.