Vice-Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Professor Anna Moore is Director of the ANU Institute for Space and a Professor at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Professor Moore is a major force driving Australia’s strategic direction and R&D agenda to grow our space capabilities and industry. As Director of InSpace, she sets the vision and strategy for space-related activities at ANU, including satellite and space mission design, manufacture and testing, space-ground communications, Earth observations, space situational awareness, and space medicine, law and commerce. Professor Moore also directs the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

Following a distinguished research career at Caltech and other astronomy institutes around the world Professor Moore joined ANU in 2017. She served on the Australian Government’s space expert reference group to form the Australian Space Agency.

As a consultant, her expertise has also been valued by NASA, the US National Science Foundation and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Professor Moore’s special interests are in astronomical instrumentation, Antarctic astronomy and transient infrared astronomy.

Fields of expertise



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