In Situ Science

Ep 9. Oztronauts, outreach and evidence based policy with Tom Gordon

October 12, 2016


Its time for Australia to join the space race! Tom Gordon from the University of Sydney argues that Australia has a bright future in space exploration and engineering, if only we would start investing in more home grown space infrastructure. Tom Gordon is a scientific polymath taking his passion for exploration into the varied fields of physics, political policy, science education and public outreach. 

In our discussion we cover the importance of having a scientifically literate population, what role science fiction can play in education and whether the Big Bang Theory TV show is helping or hindering the public's perception of science. 

Follow Tom on twitter @Gordeauz or listen to him spruik science on his very own STEMpunk podcast.