Working in the science education and space industry for more than 30 years, Glen Nagle has held roles in organisations such as the Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce, the National Space Society of Australia, and has been on the organising committees of several international space industry conferences.
Since 2002, Glen has been the Education and Public Outreach Manager at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC); a part of NASA's Deep Space Network. He manages the Complex’s Visitor Centre and promotes space exploration to the 70,000 visitors it attracts each year to view its exhibitions and learn more about the giant antenna dishes which provide two-way contact with dozens of robotic spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.
Glen's passion for space science is passed on to the 12,000+ school students he talks to each year; helping them to discover their own interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
He is a regular commentator on space matters in the media and has written for several industry and commercial publications. For three years, he was also the writer and presenter of a weekly TV program on astronomy and space, called Skywatch. He contributes regularly on social media (under several profiles) and is active on space focussed web forums such as Unmanned Spaceflight.com.
When he gets time (which he says is “not often”), he likes to relax creating space-themed digital artworks and developing small business websites.
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Australia's key role in the Deep Space Network is explored with Glen Nagle of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.