Promoting STEM

  • News
Monday 18 June 2018

RDA Sydney is sponsoring a visit by one of the world’s top science communicators, Amy Shira Teitel, to the Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory on Tuesday, July 17, as part of its push to support women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 

Amy, author of Breaking the Chains of Gravity, will be at the Observatory on Great Western Highway, Werrington, from 6.30 to 9pm.  As host of the popular YouTube channel, Vintage Space, she looks at “the real stories—the innovations that failed, the unrealised technologies and the human elements that are less publicity friendly, so often remain buried”.

The talk is being organised by Science at the Local, a community science initiative from the Lower Mountains, which features bi-monthly pub talks, a podcast and joint events.  Science at the Local is supported by Winmalee and Springwood Neighbourhood Centres, Inspiring Australia, and the NSW Government.

Tickets are $16 and are available at The talk will be followed by a viewing session at the Observatory.