Movies and public lectures on astronomy & astrophysics.
Asteroids are the leftovers of planet formation. They have a lot to tell us about how the Earth formed, and maybe even how life got started.
All about the Southern Cross, the Emu In The Sky, and the Jewel Box. Learn about these constellations, where the stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find them in the night sky - no telescopes needed!
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.
All about Orion, Scorpius and the Pleiades. Learn about constellations, where these stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find these constellations in the night sky (no telescopes needed).
00:00:00 - Ryan Ridden-Harper: Eclipses and Shadows in Space. 00:25:10 - Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing. 00:47:16 - Dr Marta Yebra: Helping Bushfire Planning Efforts From Space. 01:20:32 - Dr Brad Tucker: virtual stargazing.
Dr Yebra will present an overview of how satellite data informs bushfire management giving specific examples for the 2019-2020 fire season.
Just like a basketball sitting in the Sun, planets and moons cast shadows. These enormous shadows can cause eclipses, change the colour of the Moon, and help us discover strange new worlds light years away from us. To prepare for the partial lunar eclipse on the 5th of June 2020, let's talk about eclipses!
Most stars end their lives in brilliant explosions known as supernovae. Brad will show how our understanding of these objects has been revolutionised using new techniques including the Kepler Space Telescope and what this means for the Universe.
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.
Introducing basic equipment commonly used in amateur astronomy (aka stargazing), and learn how to choose your first telescope!
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.
How are stars born? How do they die? And just how big are they? These questions and more answered in this brief talk on the lifecycle of stars.