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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for New Zealand

OAE NAEC Team logo for New Zealand
Jennifer Anne Pollock
Jennifer Anne Pollock
Team Chair, NAEC team - New Zealand
Earth and Space Educators of New Zealand


I’ve taught Astronomy, including Planetary Science, Astrobiology and Space Exploration, for 5 decades. My aim has been to make Astronomy accessible to all ages and academic abilities. I retired in 2016 from a long career as a secondary school science teacher.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Haritina Mogoșanu
Haritina Mogoșanu
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - New Zealand
New Zealand Astrobiology Network – Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand - member, Space Place at Carter Observatory – Senior Science Communicator, Blue Marble Space Institute
haritina​atastrobiology.nz



Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Pauline Harris
Pauline Harris
Team Member, NAEC team - New Zealand



Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Karen Pollard
Dr Karen Pollard
Team Member, NAEC team - New Zealand
University of Canterbury


Karen is an associate professor in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Canterbury (UC) and the Director of the UC Mt John Observatory. Her research involves investigating the structure and evolution of stars and planetary systems.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Carolle Varughese
Carolle Varughese
Team Member, NAEC team - New Zealand
Royal Astronomical Society NZ


Carolle is an educator and a science communicator aiming to break perceived stereotypes to encourage sustainable diversity and accessibility in Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Her interest lies in inclusivity and intersectionality in STEM.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for New Zealand please contact:
Haritina Mogoșanu via haritina​atastrobiology.nz

Astronomy Education in New Zealand

For more information on Astronomy Education in New Zealand, see the Astronomy Education in New Zealand Summary (PDF file 233.40 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons