Cool Events

Due to the changes we are all experiencing as a result of COVID-19, we are currently NOT conducting Cool Aeronautics Outreach Programs.

However, should you require further information about our workshops or wish to discuss a virtual lesson with your students you can contact our

Cool Aeronautics National Co-ordinator Olga Hansen.


National Science Week - 15th - 23rd August

The Cool Aeronautics team is excited to be part of National Science Week 15th – 23 August 2020. 

This year due to the COVID restrictions all of the activities will be digital. Our Cool Aeronautics team is planning a range of interesting, informative and fun online activities to give students, the general community and aviation enthusiasts an insight into the aerospace industry.

Join the team for Q&A webinars, participate in the launch of the
new “Cool Aeronautics: Day in the Life of….” digital learning series, discover how a wind tunnel works, talk with a rocket scientist or learn more about the Arnhem Space Centre.


WEBINAR + Live Q&A COOL AERONAUTICS: Day in the Life of the Royal Flying Doctor Service - Western Australia

17th August 10:30am - 11:30am (Perth Time)


WEBINAR + Live Q&A - COOL AERONAUTICS: STEM and AEROSPACE in the Northern Territory

18th August 10:30am - 11:30am (Darwin Time)


WEBINAR Screening + Live Q&A - COOL AERONAUTICS: Space Travel...How can I be a part of it? - South Australia

19th August 7.00pm - 8.00pm (Adelaide Time)


WEBINAR Live Q&A - COOL AERONAUTICS: Creating a New Aero-Medical Component - The Engineering Design Process in Action - Queensland

21st August 10.30am - 11.30am (Brisbane Time)


WEBINAR + Live Q&A - Ultra Long-Haul Operations: An Emerging Business Model Accelerated By COVID-19 - Western Australia

27th August 7.00pm - 8.00pm (Perth Time)


Click here to REGISTER for any of our National Sciene Week on-line events



The Queensland Branch of RAeS partnered up with Queensland Government (Growing Queensland) to run a Cool Aeronautics STEM workshop on Gas Turbine Engines for senior science students from the Sunshine Coast Region.  They were joined by the Honourable Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, who popped by after giving the conference's opening address to talk with the students and encourage them to continue their interest in STEM.

Cool Team Member, Dr. Bianca Capra presented the workshop and lead the activity with the students to build a turbine engine. 


Dr Bianca Capra sharing her knowlege of jet engines. 


Cool Aeronautics partnered with Qantas at its campus in Mascot to conduct a Girls in Aviation & STEM, one day immersion program.  The purpose of this program was to provide young girls with an insight into the science and engineering that is involved in aviation and aerospace.

The program for the day included learning about the operation of a flight radar, building a model of a jet engine, a presentation by the University of Sydney Rocketry team and a tour of the Qantas A380 hangar.

ISABE2019 September 2019

The Cool Aeronautics Team presented The STEM of Aircraft Propulsion during the ISABE2019 (International Society for Air Breathing Engines) conference in Canberra in September 2019.  

Students from local high schools attended for the day and participated in STEM activities such as Aircraft Propulsion and Jet Engines where they learnt about the theory of aircraft propulsion and constructed a model of a jet engine.  Other activities included Air Travel and Air Space Management and the Future of High-Speed Flight. 

The ISABE Discussion Panel considered the topic – Disrupting Distance with Advanced Technology and the Keynote Presentation: Australian Airspace 2025,  was made by Dr. Raquel Salmeron of Airservices Australia.

Our thanks to the facilitators for the day, Professor Andrew Neely, UNSW Canberra, Dr. Bianca Capra, UNSW Canberra, Captain Lisa Norman, Qantas, SQNLDR Evan Smith, RAAF, SBLT Hannah Roberts, RAN, Dr Kevin G. Bowcutt, Boeing, Dr. Raquel Salmeron, Airservices Australia, Lea Vesic, Women in Aviation, Matthew Coutts, Qantas. 

Turbo Fan Assembly Activity  
Air Traffic and Air Management Activity              High Speed Flight Activity
Disscusion Panel Cool Aeronautics ISABE Partners