Kerrie Dougherty is an independent space historian, curator and educator. Formerly Curator of Space Technology at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, she has 35 years’ experience in communicating space to the public through museum exhibitions, outreach programs and writing for both popular and scholarly audiences.
An elected Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Kerrie serves on both its History of Astronautics Committee and the Space Education and Outreach Committee of the International Astronautical Federation. She is an acknowledged expert on the history of Australian space activities and the author of “Australia in Space”, a comprehensive overview of Australia’s space history. Kerrie also lectures in Space Humanities for programs of the International Space University.
A lifelong science fiction fan, she has also contributed to Star Wars and Doctor Who guidebooks. Kerrie is currently completing a doctoral thesis in Australian space history at the University of NSW.