Astronomy Education: August 2021

Great Discoveries in Astronomy | Astronomy Education

Presented by Mary Adam, Astronomy Educator, Adelaide Planetarium

Attend In-Person: A theatre ticket is NOT required for this meeting. Just roll up. The Braggs LT entrance is at E10 on the map (facing the Barr Smith Lawns).

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Summary: We journey back to ancient times and take a look at the visionaries who developed our basic understandings of the Universe. More recently we look at the discoveries made by Copernicus, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton and many more.

Bio: Mary Adam is an Astronomy educator at the Adelaide Planetarium and a lecturer at the University of South Australia where she teaches a course called Astrophysics: An Introduction. Mary has studied astronomy, physics and Indigenous astronomy through the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the ANU, and is currently studying planetary atmospheric science through Leeds University in the UK. Her passion and love of Astronomy started at a young age when she discovered that the majority of stars had Arabic names which was the language spoken at home due to her Phoenician heritage.

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Wednesday 04 Aug 2021

7:00 PM - 7:35 PM

The Braggs Lecture Theatre (University of Adelaide) and Online



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