Mt Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online 25 September 2020

00:00 Dr Brad Tucker: Explosions and Collisions in Space

The Universe is full of the biggest and most powerful objects…and sometimes they explode and collide. Brad will talk about how active our Universe is from exploding stars to colliding galaxies and black holes. There is even crashing space stations and powerful space lasers!

~20:00 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing

Join Brad as he shows you some of the objects that are visible in the night sky, how you can find them, and some cool facts about them.

~33:13 Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths: Getting to know the neighbours: The Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are nearby galaxies visible with the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere. As so-called "dwarf” galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds are dragged about through their interaction with our much more massive galaxy, the Milky Way. I’ll describe how radio telescopes like the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and Parkes are helping us understand the past lives of the Magellanic Clouds and maybe even predict the future!


You can also watch a recording of the talk here on our Facebook page (see the 'Public Astronomy Nights' playlist)