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Night Talk: In the face of the sun - Eclipses & Transits

Australian Museum

Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)

Night Talk: In the face of the sun - Eclipses &...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
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Includes cheese, wine and a 1 hour talk
Ended A$20.00 A$2.19
non-Members
Includes cheese, wine and a 1 hour talk
Ended A$30.00 A$2.79

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About the talk

Some of astronomy’s greatest spectacles involve objects passing across the disc of the Sun. When it is the Moon, an eclipse occurs, but if the object is one of the inner planets - Mercury or Venus - the event is a transit. While transits are of greater astronomical significance, a total eclipse of the Sun is simply the most awe-inspiring celestial event of all. This year, Australians will have the opportunity to see both these remarkable phenomena!

In this entertaining and fully-illustrated talk, Fred Watson explores their history and scientific significance, and offers a few hints on how best to observe them.

About Fred Watson

Fred Watson is Astronomer in Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory at Coonabarabran, where his main scientific interest is gathering information on very large numbers of stars and galaxies. He is also an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland and James Cook University.

Fred is well-known for his astronomy slots on ABC radio, and his recent books including "Stargazer - the Life and Times of the Telescope", "Why is Uranus Upside Down? and Other Questions About the Universe, (which won the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Prize for Science Writing) and the ABC's blockbuster, “Universe”, for which he was chief consultant.

Fred has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won't be his fault...

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Australian Museum Business Services
6 College St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)


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