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About COSPAR-K

COSPAR-K is a Free Space STEM Event that is running in partnership with the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

It coincides with an international scientific assembly, COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and is the dedicated STEM Park hence the name COS(+)PAR-K was born.

COSPAR-K will feature two hero zones: our Awesome Activities Arena and Spectacular Speakers Schedule.

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Take-Off Dates

Friday 29 January – Tuesday 2 February 2021

Sessions:

Morning - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Afternoon - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Coordinates

ICC Sydney & Virtual Excursion

In-Person @ ICC Sydney
Parkside Ballroom & Pyrmont Theatre

Virtual Access via COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft

Booking Types

There are five different booking types available:

  • In-Person Individual Booking
    If you are attending by yourself to participate in the activities and speaker program at the ICC Sydney.
  • In Person Individual Booking (Speaker Program Only)
    If you are attending by yourself to the ICC Sydney to watch the speaker program only.
  • In-Person Public Group Booking
    If you are a parent/guardian and will be attending with a child or group of children to participate in the activities and speaker program at the ICC Sydney.
  • In-Person School Excursion
    If you are a teacher and bringing your students to the ICC Sydney to participate in the activities and speaker program.
  • COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft
    Virtually stream the full speakers program and choose to add on virtual excursions for yourself or your group.
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Why Are We Bringing COSPAR-K to Sydney?

With Australia’s new Space Agency (ASA), Australia is buzzing with space conversations. There’s a momentous research push, an explosion of space-related start-ups and more opportunities than ever for young Australian’s to be part of the journey.

STEM education is critically important for Australia. The demand for strong workforce skills in STEM areas has reached a fever pitch, while at the same time there has been a fall in students studying these subjects at high school and university. The time for better engagement is now. COSPAR-K provides this opportunity.

The skills that learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths bring will be the foundation of the future world economy. These skills, along with enterprise skills such as creativity, critical thinking and digital literacy will be the key to creating a world-leading future workforce in Australia. 50 years on from humankind’s first steps on the Moon, the value of an inspired STEM generation is reflected in our daily lives.

COSPAR-2021-Hybrid is making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's evolving high-tech economy as a lasting legacy of this Assembly.

Get involved, be inspired and book today - places are strictly limited.

COSPAR-K Mission Objectives

We Need Your Help To Achieve Them!

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To inspire and engage with thousands of students from NSW with the hope that these students will:
  • Pursue STEM related school subjects as part of their Higher School Certificate
  • Influence their selection of STEM related university courses
  • Pursue a career in space research or another STEM profession
2
Provide a forum for Australian STEM teachers to expand their knowledge of space science and to make connections with other STEM teachers.
3
To generate wider interest in Australian space research to parents, volunteers and the general public.
4
To profile industry and government initiatives being undertaken in the space science sector.
5
Attendance and engagement objectives are:
  • 50% gender split for student attendance and teacher talks
  • 10% indigenous student attendance or online engagement
  • 10% attendance or online engagement from students and teachers from rural and regional NSW
  • 10,000+ post event views

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Contact Mission Control

You can reach us from wherever you are in the world by emailing stem@cospar2021.org.