Science Week: Asteroids, Alternate Realities and Blackholes

Science Week: Asteroids, Alternate Realities and Blackholes

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Marrickville Library and Pavilion

313 Marrickville Road

Marrickville, NSW 2204

Australia

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Celebrate Science Week by exploring the science of science fiction with Dr Caroline Foster

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Join us at Marrickville library to hear an astrophysicist's perspective on three recent science fiction movies. Dr Foster will explain how, using artistic license and our current understanding of physics, these movies are able to illustrate complex scientific concepts, help viewers peer into the everyday lives of scientists, and deepen our understanding of the Universe.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dr Caroline Foster:

Dr Caroline Foster is an astrophysicist and Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Dr Foster has spent hundreds of nights at remote astronomical sites under pristine skies. She collects data from the largest optical telescopes in the world to study the motions and chemistry of stars in galaxies and unravel the history of their formation.

www.carofoster.com

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