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Geoff Bonning: The Geology of Pluto

Geoff Bonning: The Geology of Pluto

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.
Wei Shen Oh: Introduction to Amateur Astronomy (Tools of the Trade)

Wei Shen Oh: Introduction to Amateur Astronomy (Tools of the Trade)

Introducing basic equipment commonly used in amateur astronomy (aka stargazing), and learn how to choose your first telescope!
Katelyn Tsipiras: Making Hydrogen at Home

Katelyn Tsipiras: Making Hydrogen at Home

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.

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Online talk: Are We Alone in the Universe?

7–8pm 12 Jun 2020
Charley will present the results of a worldwide survey asking people "Are We Alone?". He will try to figure out if this question makes any sense...and discuss what the words "we" and "alone" mean.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online

7–8.45pm 26 Jun 2020
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online

7–8.45pm 17 Jul 2020
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 21 Aug 2020
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2020. We hope for this event to be in person but will advise closer to the date.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

7–9pm 25 Sep 2020
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2020. We hope for this event to be in person but will advise closer to the date.