Movies and public lectures on astronomy & astrophysics.
00:00 Dr Brad Tucker: Explosions and Collisions in Space 20:00 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing 33:13 Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths: Getting to know the neighbours: The Magellanic Clouds
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!
The Magellanic Clouds are nearby galaxies visible with the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere. 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!
00:00:00 Professor Penny King: Lift Off to Mars – Exciting News About the Red Planet 00:37:24 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing 00:52:10 Professor Kate Reynolds: Mutiny in space? Team risks and opportunities for spaceflight missions
Why do scientists send space craft to Mars? What have we found and what do we hope to find? When will humans get to go? Join Prof. Penny King for a virtual journey to Mars!
What makes a highly effective space crew? How do we assess team functioning? What happens if things go wrong? Rather than only focusing on the selection and training of individual astronauts, in this talk the study of teams and gaps in knowledge are outlined.
In this talk, Wei Shen will discuss what star clusters are, where they are normally located, and what they can be used for in astronomy research!
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System, but did you also know that it’s the best? Join us to learn all about Jupiter’s stripes, what it’s made of, its Great Red Spot, and even its moons!
00:00:00 Adam Rains: What is Your Favourite Planet, and Why is it Jupiter? 00:24:56 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing 00:38:14 Dr Noelia Martinez: I Want My Own Star Too! 01:01:00 Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing
Laser Guide Stars are artificial stars that we generate on the sky wherever we want. Green and orange lasers are launched from the ground to help adaptive optics systems correct for the atmospheric effects on astronomical observations and space applications. Would you like to have your own star too?
We know that galaxies contain lots and lots of stars. But what came first? Stars or galaxies? Do galaxies ever grow old? In this talk we will discuss a galaxy's lifetime - how they are born, how they grow and make stars, and how they fight, merge, or eat other galaxies.