Our monthly meetings, which usually feature a guest speaker, are free, open to the public and visitors are most welcome to attend.
Galaxies Astronomy Education
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 7:00 PM
After exploring our own galaxy, The Milky Way, we will look at the Local Group of Galaxies and beyond. The various types of galaxies will be discussed and how they are classified using Hubble’s Tuning Fork diagram.
Multi-Messenger Astronomy. Fashionable, but is it real? General Meeting
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:00 PM
The expression "multi-messenger astronomy" is quite a new term, which is becoming commonly used in astronomy, perhaps most often in funding applications. It seems to refer to the combined use of many astronomical techniques, and instruments at different wavelengths or with different 'messengers', to get an understanding of the objects which we see in the sky. Some of us would say that it what we have been doing for decades but it is a new idea for people in some areas of astronomy. Emeritus Prof. Roger Clay (University of Adelaide) will try to explain how the use of information using multiple wavelengths and messengers can allow us to get to a real understanding of how astronomical objects really work.
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