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Free Astronomy Public Lectures

DateSpeakerInstituteTopicLocationTimeBook
10/2/17Assoc. Prof. Emma Ryan-WeberCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityCosmology: from the Big Bang to the formation of atomsATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
24/3/17Dr. Tyler BourkeSKA, UKThe World’s Largest Radio Telescope in your BackyardATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
21/4/17Dr. Themiya NanayakkaraCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityRocket science in everyday lifeATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
12/5/17Dr Rebecca AllenCentre for Astrophysics and SupercomputingSmall, Medium, Large: What Galaxy Sizes Reveal About Their PastATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
2/6/17Dr Duane HamacherSenior Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash UniversityHow do Indigenous Australians Read the Stars?AMDC30118:30-19:30Not recorded
7/7/17Dr Patricia RichDepartment of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne UniversityThe Wandering Path of A Rock Whisperer - How to Read Earth History from the RocksAMDC30118:30-19:30Book
18/8/17Assoc. Prof. Alan DuffyCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityState of the Universe VIIATC10118:30-19:30Book
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Liz Thackray
T: +61 3 9214 5569
F: +61 3 9214 8797
E: ethackray@swin.edu.au

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Previous Free Astronomy Public Lectures

The Free Astronomy Public Lectures begin during the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. All audio recordings can be accessed via the playlist below.


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

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