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Tanya Hill

Tanya Hill

Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Senior Curator (Astronomy), Museum Victoria

I am an extragalactic astronomer, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and am currently working in the field of science communication at Melbourne Planetarium.

I have been the Curator (Astronomy) at Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks since 1999, drawing on my background in research astronomy to create more than a dozen planetarium productions. The most recent of these are now screened in over fifty planetariums across sixteen countries world-wide.

I am proud to be the Australian Representative of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Science Outreach Network. This sees me working with Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) to promote ESO’s extensive research accomplishments throughout Australia.

I am also involved in projects to bring research astronomy data into the planetarium to both engage the public and to turn the planetarium into a tool for research astronomers wanting to know more from their data.

Space Science Series

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2017

Jan 02, 2017 11:23 am UTC| Science

After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising. Of the big three, the Quadrantids in January and Geminids in December are both...

Space Science Series

Space Science Series

Why all the super buzz about the supermoon?

Nov 09, 2016 08:34 am UTC| Science

A beautiful full moon will grace our skies on Monday November 14 this year. Full moons always rise around sunset, so look for it towards the east during evening twilight. Every month, occasionally even twice a month,...

Space Science Series

Space Science Series

Cosmic coincidence: the International Space Station passes by Venus and Saturn

Oct 27, 2016 05:21 am UTC| Science

Look west in the evening sky and Venus is almost impossible to miss, shining with a brilliant steady light. In fact, it is so bright its often mistaken for a plane. On the evening of Friday October 28, Venus is going to...

Say hello to the Earth's nearest exoplanet neighbour: Proxima Centauri b

Aug 27, 2016 12:51 pm UTC| Science

After years of searching, an international team of astronomers says theyve found definitive evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. The details are published in Nature today, and this...

SkyWatch: Mars, Saturn, the full moon and Scorpius

May 20, 2016 00:12 am UTC| Science

This weekend Mars appears at its best and brightest. It reaches opposition on Sunday, May 22, which means the planet will appear opposite the sun as viewed from Earth and it brings Mars closest to Earth for the next few...

The International Space Station: 100,000 laps and counting

May 18, 2016 07:58 am UTC| Science

The International Space Station (ISS) has completed more than 100,000 orbits of Earth. It reached this impressive milestone on Monday afternoon (AEST), May 16. The stations odometer has clocked more than 4 billion...

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Economy

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin up to 20%

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British carmaker Aston Martin years from 2.6 percent to as much as 20 percent over the next three, in exchange for technologies and components of its hybrid and electric...

Spain to increase taxes on big firms, use $31.8 billion in European grants

The Spanish government will increase taxes on big corporations and the wealthy and use $31.8 billion in European grants in efforts to reverse its economic slump. There were talks on using all $164 billion that the EU...

S. Korea eyes nuclear power plants in UK, as two countries agree to cooperate after Brexit

Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo expressed hope for South Korea to participate in construction projects for British nuclear power plants in his meeting with Alok Sharma, UKs secretary of state for business, energy, and...

Financial support for Jeju Air to be discussed

South Koreas Key Industry Stabilization Fund is slated to hold a meeting to discuss whether to provide financial support to Jeju Air, the countrys top low-cost carrier. The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Jeju Airs main...

S. Korea to invest 10 trillion won into smart city project, create 150,000 jobs by 2025

The South Korean government will invest 10 trillion won into a smart city project and create more than 150,000 jobs by 2025, as the country aims to become a global leader in the New Deal initiative. According to...

Politics

Melania Trump slams Joe Biden in her solo rally speech

Melania Trump finally made her first solo campaign rally for her husband Donald Trumps re-election in the upcoming presidential polls in the U.S. She appeared in Pennsylvania and delivered a speech that slammed the...

World War 3 warning: India and the US formally establish alliance against China

Tensions between countries even at this time remain with increasing fears of a world war 3 breaking out should these conflicts escalate. The increasing fears were likely stoked as of late when India and the United States...

Michelle Obama plays an important role in Joe Biden's campaign, says commentators

Former first lady Michelle Obama may not be too keen on politics compared to her husband Barack Obama, but she remains to be one of the most influential political figures especially within the Democratic party. As election...

Joe Biden is neck-to-neck with Donald Trump in Texas

Former vice president Joe Biden has a lead over Donald Trump in many states, including battleground states. In the predominantly red state of Texas, recent reports have revealed that Biden and Trump are in a neck-to-neck...

Science

Asteroid warning: New study finds asteroid Apophis may hit Earth in 2068

Space agencies such as NASA are closely keeping tabs on what happens outside of Earth such as asteroids that could be making their way towards our planet. A new study has found that one particular asteroid, Apophis, can...

NASA news: Russia claims to have discovered water on the Moon 50 years before US agency

This week, NASA announced the presence of water on the Moon, becoming a big breakthrough for future exploration. However, Russia has claimed that it had already found the presence of water on the lunar surface decades...

Mars mission breakthrough: NASA receives design for nuclear-powered engine to speed space travel

As far as we know, interplanetary travel could take up to years, with the journey to Mars alone taking almost a year to make. As NASA prepares for its upcoming Mars and Moon missions, the agency has received a promising...

NASA announce the presence of water on the Moon

The Moon, as well as other cosmic entities, remain to be a mystery to astronomers as there is still so much to learn about them. Recently, NASA announced one major discovery about our own Moon, revealing the presence of...

Technology

‘Death Stranding 2’: Kojima Productions confirms ‘new project’

Talks about the possible release of Death Stranding 2 heat up once again after some clues seemed to point at the sequels development. Fans become much more hopeful after Kojima Productions confirmed it is working on a new...

‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ Raid set in Iyo’s realm starts on Oct. 30 with some elite requirements

Developer Sucker Punch confirmed that the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends has been a success. The much-awaited The Tale of Iyo Raid has also been confirmed to go live this week and fans now have its exact start time...

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ free upgrade confirmed for Xbox Series X/S

It is not a huge surprise that one of the titles to be upgraded for the arrival of the Xbox Series X/S consoles is the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. However, it is still a bit of good news to see it confirmed to run...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’: All the game modes to expect in the upcoming game

In a little over a week, the full version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting released. Thanks to the several weeks of open beta, there is enough information that fans can gather on the gameplay features to...

‘Overwatch 2’ release date announcement is ‘very likely’ at BlizzConline in February 2021?

Blizzard has yet to announce a specific release date for Overwatch 2, but rumors are already making rounds online that it could be slated in early 2021. A known Overwatch leaker has also suggested that the potential delay...
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