July public lectures

July public lectures

Macquarie University is hosting two public lectures this month that invite audiences to explore the frontiers of astronomy and earth science.

Transient astronomy: bursts, bangs and things that go bump in the night

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

In partnership with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, AAO-Macquarie is delighted to be hosting Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who will be presenting the Allison Levick Memorial Lecture on Thursday 19 July.

With the advancement of new technology and equipment, astronomers can now study the sky in new ways. In particular, they are able to see things that vary quickly in brightness, and things that move, revealing a host of new phenomena. In a 50-minute lecture, radio astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will introduce some of these discoveries.

British astrophysicist, scholar and trailblazer Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the space-based phenomena known as pulsars, going on to establish herself as an esteemed leader in her field.

More about the event.

Into the unknown: exploring the frontiers of earth and space science

Tom Nolan and Todd Barber

Macquarie University and One Giant Leap Australia invite you to attend a free public lecture on Wednesday 25 July by US Earth Scientist Tom Nolan and Planetary Scientist Todd Barber.

We have access to more knowledge than at any time in human history, with new research breakthroughs every day. Yet both the Earth and space still hide many secrets from human understanding. During this talk you will discover and explore some of these unknowns as you are led in a wide-ranging discussion about the near and far universe.

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Published 6 July 2018.

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