SciMy will be interviewing Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman, Malaysia’s first astrophysicist. She was the founding director of Angkasa, the Malaysia National Space Agency, and has played an instrumental role in sending our first Malaysian astronaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, to space. She has established university courses in astronomy, laboratories for undergraduate and postgraduate training, the Malaysia Space Science Studies Division, the first National Planetarium of Malaysia, the National Microsatellite Programme, and the National Space Centre and Observatory. She is currently serving as Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Deputy Director-General of the UN office in Vienna. She is a fellow of several professional bodies, and author of numerous academic papers.
Our interviewer is Gabriel Chong, a philosophy student at Wellesley College, US.
The live video broadcast of this interview will be posted here on this page (please check back/refresh page on the interview day). Further details of the interview are as below:
Date: 13th of April 2013
Time: 430pm (Malaysian Time) / 1030am (Vienna Time) / 930am (GMT, London Time)
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There will be a live Q&A session at the end of the interview. If you are interested in asking questions directly to Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman during the Q&A session, do drop a comment below!
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Video of the interview: