To provide an opportunity for
young Australians to share their interests in Space Science.
To stimulate the interest of
young Australian to pursue a career in the many fields of Space Science.
To enable Australian students to
interact with International delegates with similar interests.
To expand the professional
skills of educators in the fields of Space Science.
To assist in the development of
State and Territory Space Schools.
AISS provides a high quality, rigorous
educational program for attending students, which highlights Australia’s role in
space science & technology, main topics in the program includes, astronomy,
satellite and remote sensing, technology and Australia’s role in space
AISS is a fully residential space program with activities being held at
institutions. Museums, observatories and space industry organizations.
AISS accepts up to 100 students each year including a number of international
students and teachers. Students are selected from applications submitted.
Those selected represent the elite of Australia’s secondary school science
To date AISS has hosted delegations from United Kingdom, USA, Russia, Belgium,
Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Ukraine and Hungary.
AISS also hosted the 1996 Young Astronauts International Conference, with over
300 students representing many countries in attendance, and was held in Sydney.
Each year AISS invites an NASA Astronaut to attend its school programs, past
Astronauts include, Mission specialist Dr Paul Scully-Power, the first
Australian in space, Shuttle Pilot Major Pamela Melroy, Commander John Young,
Australian born Andy Thomas, also Dr Scott Parazynski and geologist Jim Reilly.
AISS LEADING THE WAY IN SPACE