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The Universe and the Future of Space

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Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

155 Darling Street

Dubbo, NSW 2830

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For one-night only, ANU Vice-Chancellor and Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC will join ANU superstar Astronomer Dr Brad Tucker in Dubbo, NSW to talk about The Universe and the Future of Space followed by an evening of stargazing with the audience.

In the past few decades, rapid progress in technology has led to a complete change in our view of the Universe. In the next few decades, this will change even more as we become an inter-planetary species. We will talk about some of these discoveries, from planets around other stars, to exploring the Universe and maybe even visiting other planets, and show we are now turning science fiction into reality.

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC is Vice-Chancellor and President of ANU and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

Dr Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, and currently a Research Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory at ANU. Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He then undertook a PhD at Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University. He is currently working on projects trying to discover the true nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance causing the accelerating expansion of the Universe, which makes up 70% of the Universe. He’s one of the leads of the Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey, a Kepler Space Telescope Key Program, to understand why and how stars blow up. He is also leading a project to build a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere, which are being built at Mt. Stromlo, a search to find Planet 9 – a hypothetical new planet on the edges of our Solar System, as well as a new mission to capture and mine an asteroid.

Stargazing with Professor Schmidt and Dr Tucker will take place after the public lecture at Victoria Park from 7-8.30pm.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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