Past events

List of past events.

29
May
2020

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online »

7pm 29 May 2020

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

28
May
2020

Online talk: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the End of the Universe »

4pm 28 May 2020

Brad will show how our understanding of supernovae has been revolutionised using new techniques including the Kepler Space Telescope and what this means for the Universe.

20
May
2020

Online talk: The Geology of Pluto »

5pm 20 May 2020

A close look at a very distant and surprisingly active world, with icebergs the size of mountains, knifeblade ridges kilometres high, and a sea of nitrogen slushie.

19
May
2020

Online talk: Introduction to Amateur Astronomy (Tools of the Trade) »

5pm 19 May 2020

Introducing basic equipment commonly used in amateur astronomy (aka stargazing), and learn how to choose your first telescope!

14
May
2020

Online talk/demo: Making Hydrogen at Home »

5pm 14 May 2020

To get an explosion big enough to send a rocket into space we need rocket fuel, made of HYDROGEN. Next time you want to travel to outer space, don’t take your rocket to a refuelling station! Instead, make your hydrogen at home with this simple experiment, using things you can find around your house.

12
May
2020

Online talk: The Lifecycle of Stars and their Enormous Sizes »

11am 12 May 2020

How are stars born? How do they die? And just how big are they? These questions answered and more in this brief talk on the lifecycle of stars.

06
May
2020

Online talk: The Biggest Explosions in the Universe! »

11am 6 May 2020

How many megatonnes of TNT would it take to blow up a star?

05
May
2020

Online talk: The Future of Space »

12pm 5 May 2020

Space lasers, re-usable rockets, and space mining. They all may sound like science-fiction but they are closer to reality than you may think. We'll cover the latest in space technology and advancements, and look at things like humans returning to the Moon and moving to Mars.

04
May
2020

Online talk: Interferometry: When One Telescope Just Isn't Good Enough »

11am 4 May 2020

Telescopes are big, but sometimes even the largest telescopes in the world aren't big enough. How do astronomers solve this problem? Telescope teamwork! By combining the light from multiple telescopes, we're able to see the Universe in astonishing detail - including its stars, galaxies, and even black holes!

01
May
2020

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online »

7pm 1 May 2020

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

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