Yuri's Night trivia event - Brisbane

The 12th April 1961 was the day when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to launch into space in his Vostok-1. This day is celebrated as Yuri's Night all over the globe. The AYAA Queensland committee along with QUT and ARCAA are hosting a Yuri's Night event on 12th April 2013. Come along for a fun space night which includes:

  • Space trivia (with prizes)
  • Documentary
  • Food and soft drinks

Register your team at ayaa.com.au/yuri, and visit the event page on Facebook.

Introducing the 2013 AYAA Committee

During the excitment that was the Australian International Airshow at Avalon, AYAA hosted its AGM. The results of that AGM were as follow:

Executive Committee
President - Craig Hattersley
Vice President - Peter Blyton
Secretary - Alexander Bowen-Rotsaert
Treasurer - Mohammad Othman

General Committee
QLD State Rep - Jessica Orr
NSW State Rep - Eren Gorur
VIC State Rep - Shivani Patel
WA State Rep - Akshay Malde
PR Officer - Jack Yeh
Systems Administrator - vacant

Journey of AYAA at SGC and IAC 2012

At the end of September 2012 three AYAA members were awarded the AYAA-SGC Scholarship to attend the Space Generation Congress (SGC) and International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy. Abhijeet Kumar, Utpreksha Somalwar and Jack Yeh were also given a chance to participate in the International Students Education Board (ISEB) Program during IAC. The 11th SGC meeting in Naples was a very fruitful experience for all three students and they returned with very positive feedback.