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Regional Coordinators

Naomi Mathers, Ph.D.

Industry Liaison Engineer
ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
The Australian National University Canberra, Australia

Dr. Mathers

Dr. Naomi Mathers is the Industry Liaison Engineer at the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), a new national facility in Canberra Australia for the development of advanced instruments for astronomy and the assembly, test and integration of space-based instruments and small spacecraft. She has a degree and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and is an active member of the Australian space industry. Before joining the ANU, Naomi was a Program Developer at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC).

Naomi was a member of the Australian Government Space Industry Innovation Council that advised the government on the development of the recently announced Australian Satellite Utilisation Policy. She is also a member of the Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering, Vice-Chair of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Education and Outreach Committee, and represents Australia on the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Space Utilisation Working Group. Naomi has represented Australia on the APRSAF Space Education and Awareness Working Group, and the International Space Education Board (ISEB).

Contact: naomi.mathers(at)

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