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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

India's IPO plan likely to benefit insurance industry, says Fitch Ratings

The Indian governments proposed IPO of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will improve the accountability and transparency of the countrys largest insurer and benefit the insurance industry, Fitch...

SGD likely to remain susceptible to a broader market tone, says Scotiabank

The Singaporean dollar is expected to remain susceptible to a broader market tone, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The city-states MAS core inflation eased to 0.3 percent y/y in January from 0.7...

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of February consumer confidence, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries jumped during Tuesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys Consumer Board consumer confidence for the month of February, scheduled to be released today by 15:00GMT, besides, the 2-year auction, also...

Nevada debate highlights: The dance of women leaders and limited economic opportunity

Editors note: Six Democratic candidates met on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, discussing health care, immigration, billionaires and economic equality as well as the name of the president of Mexico. We asked two...

CNY unlikely to recover solidly given overnight risk-off sentiment, says Commerzbank

Given the risk-off sentiment overnight, it is hard to expect to see a solid recovery in the Chinese yuan, after the currency touched lower due to somewhat improving virus headlines, according to the latest research report...

Politics

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. feud: Donald Trump’s children reportedly hate each other

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.s relationship has reportedly become strained especially after the POTUS started trusting the latter more. According to the Atlantic, Donald Trumps favorite daughter and so-called golden...

Why Melania Trump wasn't punished for lying under oath in 2013?

Melania Trump previously lied under oath regarding her education. At that time, the FLOTUS claimed that she was a college graduate with a degree in architecture. However, it was, later on, revealed that Donald Trumps...

Barack Obama’s fake photo awarding convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein of Medal of Freedom circulates online

The rise of social media has paved the way for misinformation to spread in the fastest fashion the world has ever seen. No one is exempted from online fake news, even former United States President Barack Obama. A photo of...

Ivanka Trump trolled: Donald Trump’s daughter dissed after posing in front of Taj Mahal

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, joined Donald and Melania Trump on their trip to India. Hours after the first couple posed outside of the Taj Mahal, Ivanka and Kushner also posed in front of the popular...

Melania Trump has a surprising comeback after being asked if she’s a gold digger

Melania Trump previously gave a cryptic response after one student seemingly suggested that shes with Donald Trump because of his money. In 2005, the FLOTUS just tied the knot with the POTUS when she visited a business...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

NASA: Scientists notice a moving object on Pluto's surface in probe images

Being the farthest planet from the Sun, Pluto already lies in a part of space that seems impossible to reach until now. The probe images show an unusual anomaly on the dwarf planets surface. Express reports that NASAs...

Scientists discover the remnants of an ancient city in Turkey linked to King Midas' myth

There is still much to learn regarding the events that transpired in history. Recently, a group of researchers found remnants indicating a lost city in Turkey. Express reports that archaeologists from the University of...

Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ patch 1.32.2 gives Lady Vashj’s a proper pair of ears

Warcraft 3: Reforged was supposedly a great note to start 2020 for many video game fans around the world. But the mood quickly changed as soon as they realized that the remastered RTS they eagerly looked forward to for...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ star Grimes reveals Lizzy Wizzy’s head-spinning backstory

Despite having released several video teasers, CD Projekt Red has maintained relative silence when it comes to the story of Cyberpunk 2077 and details about its characters. However, musician Grimes may have slipped some...

OnePlus 8 leaks suggests the addition ToF sensor to its rear camera assembly

While it hasnt been officially confirmed, it looks like the OnePlus 8 release date is close at hand. Supposed photos of the upcoming phone have been leaked online which could only mean that its almost ready for...

‘Doom Eternal’ release date, gameplay: Bethesda releases new trailer that shows some of the weapons available to players

With the Doom Eternal release date less than a month away, interest in the upcoming title is on the rise. To whet fans appetite even further, Bethesda just released a new trailer showing just what the game is all...
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