Bright Young Minds
On Wednesday 7th September, 29 year 11 VCE physics students attended the Bright Young Minds event at IMAX in Melbourne CBD. This featured a special screening of the all new smash hit documentary film A Beautiful Planet 3D, filmed on board the ISS (International Space Station), and produced specifically for IMAX theatres. This was followed by an exclusive Q&A with US Astronaut (Ret.), Marsha Ivins.
Marsha Ivins was a Mission Specialist on 5 NASA space shuttle missions between 1990 and 2001. She now works, amongst other things, as a science advisor to Hollywood movies such as Interstellar.
Some students from Strathmore were lucky enough have their questions answered by Ms Ivins who covered a range of topics from the academic route into becoming an astronaut to the US election race and its likely effect on the funding of space exploration and science in general. Several students commented that they found the event both inspiring and informative.