July Lectures in Physics 2017 - Dr Michele Trenti

The promise of nanosatellites: getting the University of Melbourne’s fast response telescope into space

21st century technology allows a lot of sophisticated instrumentation to be packed into a small satellite that makes space accessible on a modest budget. The SkyHopper project aims at launching Australia’s first space telescope to explore the distant and variable universe by looking at the infrared light that accompanies Gamma Ray Bursts, and hunt for potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting low mass stars.

This event was held Friday 21 July 2017 at the University of Melbourne.