Past events

Artists impression of New Horizons probe Pluto and Charon
11.30am 27 September 2016
When the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015 it sent back amazing pictures of a very complex and surprising world. Was it enough to prove Pluto should be reinstated as...
11am–12pm 27 September 2016
In galaxy evolution studies, the galaxies and their central super-massive black holes are commonly linked together through bulge growth scenario's. The evidence is the tight...
9.30am 27 September 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
Giant_Magellan_Telescope_-_artist's_concept
11.30am 26 September 2016
Future telescopes will give an unprecedented view of the Universe - not just stars and galaxies, but individual planets, and maybe even other life forms. Professor Matthew...
Galactic cluster
11.30am 25 September 2016
We can see far-away stars because they burn so brightly. But how about black holes, dark matter and dark energy? Dr Phil Dooley will explain how Astronomers know the dark side of...
Sea level changes
11.30am–12pm 24 September 2016
Our planet's climate is a much more than just the atmosphere. Professor Eelco Rohling studies the ice caps and the oceans, he'll explain how the whole system fits...
Mt. Stromlo Observatory
7–9pm 23 September 2016
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016. Come and see the rings...
11am–12pm 22 September 2016
Gas accreting onto halos and filaments is expected to heat to the "virial temperature" of the perspective structure and produce a hydrostatic, stable atmosphere. I will show that...
Galactic cluster
11.30am–12pm 18 September 2016
We can see far-away stars because they burn so brightly. But how about black holes, dark matter and dark energy? Dr Phil Dooley will explain how Astronomers know the dark side of...
meteor + time lapse sky
2pm 17 September 2016
Where do meteorites come from and what are they? Dr Emma Kirby has the answers!
Supernova remnants
11.30am–12pm 17 September 2016
Brad Tucker studies the biggest explosions in space, join us to find out all about them.
Charley Lineweaver
11.30am 16 September 2016
Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver is on the search for Aliens. Join us to find out why he thinks we're unlikely find them.  Cost $5.
Rod with satellite
11.30am–12pm 15 September 2016
Rod Boswell is part of the program to build test and launch Australia's first satellites in over a decade. Join him to hear how satellites the size of a loaf of bread are...
11am–12pm 15 September 2016
Modern day galaxies are found to be in a bimodal distribution, both in terms of their morphologies, and in terms of their colors, and these properties are inter-related. In color...
11am–12pm 13 September 2016
There is now little doubt that Lenticular (S0) galaxies are the descendants of spiral galaxies whose star-formation ceased. In this talk I will present some of the evidence we...
2–3pm 9 September 2016
The evolution of galaxies is directly linked to the gas reservoirs surrounding them, known as the circumgalactic medium (CGM). CGM gas flows into galaxies along filaments and...
11am–12pm 8 September 2016
The development of sensitive Near Infra-Red instruments has made it possible to study the galaxy properties at z~2, just 3Gy after the Big Bang. This is expected to be the time...
11am–12pm 1 September 2016
I recently had the rare opportunity to fly on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a Boeing 747 with a 2.5m telescope that flies above 40,000 ft and...
11am–12pm 30 August 2016
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) has been designed with a singular focus: a systematic exploration of the night sky at a magnitude level well suited for spectral classification...

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