Our monthly meetings, which usually feature a guest speaker, are free, open to the public and visitors are most welcome to attend.
Stellar Evolution - Part 2 Astronomy Education
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 7:00 PM
NOTE NEW SESSION DATE! This session continues the discussion of Stellar Evolution with a complete overview of the lives of stars of various masses from birth within gaseous nebulae to their ultimate demise as a white dwarf or supernova explosion.
A Look Back in Time General Meeting
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 8:00 PM
There are many deep sky objects that are beyond naked eye visibility. Using long exposure times we are able to reveal many of these deep sky wonders. In this talk, Paul Haese will reveal these cosmic vistas, and take you on a tour of the many images he has taken of galaxies, globular clusters and nebulae.
Variable Stars Astronomy Education
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 7:00 PM
As a conclusion to the series on Stellar Evolution, we will take a look at Variable Stars. This will include exploring such objects as cepheid variables, long period variables like Mira, eclipsing binaries and cataclysmic variables like Eta Carina.
Australia and the Giant Magellan Telescope General Meeting
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 8:00 PM
Australia is playing a major role in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project, building two of the first-generation GMT instruments and key components of the adaptive optics system that will give GMT the sharpest resolution of any telescope - nearly 10 times better than Hubble and 3 times better than JWST. Combined with the largest light-collecting area of any telescope, this will enable GMT to do some extraordinary science. Amongst other things, GMT will be able to detect the very first stars to form in the universe, trace the assembly of galaxies over the whole of cosmic history, and analyse the atmospheres of planets orbiting nearby stars.
Public Star Nights
Experience the night sky through our telescopes at public viewing nights.
Thursday 4 August
Friday 5 August
Friday 12 August
Saturday 13 August
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