Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman to be keynote speaker at ISCAST conference and World Science Festival in March

Dr Jennifer Wiseman will be in Australia in March 2018 at ISCAST's invitation. She will speak at the ISCAST Conference on Science and Christianity in Brisbane and will also be a main speaker at the World Science Festival Brisbane. Dr Wiseman is an astronomer and a Fellow and former President of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in science.

Dr Wiseman discovered periodic comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff while working as a research assistant in 1987. After research fellowships at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Johns Hopkins University, she joined NASA in 2003. She is currently a senior astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics.

Other speakers at the conference include two fellows of ISCAST: eminent Australian astronomer Ken Freeman, and Peter Harrison who is a global authority on the relationship between science and religion, particularly during the scientific revolution. Go to the COSAC 2018 website for more details about the conference.