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Students selected for Australian Space School

From the Royal Society of New Zealand 26 March: Students selected to attend Australian International Space School

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Students selected to attend Australian International Space School


Nupur Kaku, 15 from Lynfield College, Auckland

Sakshi Kalani, 16 Epsom Girls Gramar School, Auckland

Sonal Saini, Epsom Girls' Grammar School, Auckland

Angela Chou, Diocesan School for Girls', Auckland

Yuan Niels, 17, Western Heights High School Rotorua,

Thomas Scott, Western Heights High School, Rotorua

Lisa Hubbard, Woodford House, Havelock North,

Jake Chapman-Olsen, Napier Boys' High School, Napier


Eight students from around New Zealand have been selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend the Australian International Space School which will be based in Sydney and Canberra. They all depart on 3rd April and will meet up with students selected from Australia for a week of organized activities which will include visits to Sydney Observatory; Tidbindilla Deep Space Tracking Station, National Science Centre, various universities as well as social activities including visiting the IMAX theatre and touring Darlington Harbour.

Their travel and registration has been subsidized by the Talented School Students Travel Award which is funded through the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Mr Gary Sparks a teacher at Napier Boys' High School and also an educator at the Hawkes Bay Holt Planetarium will be accompanying the students from New Zealand.


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