Sarah Brough Selected for Antarctic Expedition

The AAO's Sarah Brough is one of 78 women from around the world chosen for the first stage of the Homeward Bound initiative (  Homeward Bound is a 10 year outreach program to promote women with a science background into positions of leadership affecting policy around the sustainability of our planet.  Sarah is participating in a twelve-month lead up collaboration on a project that will culminate in a 3 week leadership course onboard a boat to Antarctica in December 2016. 

Sarah's strong leadership in Women in Science issues (as Chair of the Astronomical Society of Australia's Women in Astronomy Chapter) and personal interest in penguins meant that this opportunity engaged her immediately! She is excited about the opportunity Homeward Bound offers to share her experience in increasing women’s leadership in science with a global audience.  She also looks forward to learning from the wealth of experience among the international scientists chosen for the program, and use that knowledge to drive change. 

"To do that sailing under the beautiful Southern night sky, with the prospect of seeing penguins in the wild, is a lifetime dream," Sarah muses.


Sarah Brough

Sarah Brough getting excited for an antarctic adventure with penguins