Orsola De Marco


There is nothing more pleasurable than talking Astronomy with a lay audience. The questions they ask are fresh, and their innocence can be at times extremely piercing. My students, whether they be children, educators, amateur astronomers or regular museum visitors, are in many ways my teachers.
My teaching goal is to help people think critically. Not all my students will become professional astronomers, but I hope that they will all remeber how, through Astronomy, they learnd how to parse information, formulate their own hypotheses and determine an effective way to test them. This is a valueble skill in life.

Current Outreach Activities

I am the director of the Association for Astronomy at Macquarie University
A couple of public talks I gave that happen to be in YouTube, one at Macquaire University about my research within the Macquarie University Lecture Series and one about Astronomy in general at the Institute of Physis Enstein Lecture at the powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Past Outreach Activities

Science Bulletins
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Astronomy Courses
Women and Physics

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Last Update: 18 March 2018