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Free Astronomy Public Lectures

13/2/15David J. WilnerAssoc. Director, Radio & Geoastronomy Division Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsPlanet Formation through Radio EyesAMDC30118:30-19:30Recorded
13/3/15Dr James BenfordPresident of Microwave Sciences in Lafayette, CaliforniaShould we announce ourselves to the galaxy? The debate on Messaging to Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (METI)ATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
10/4/15Prof. Karl Glazebrook Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityTitle TBAATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
7/5/15Prof. Jeremy MouldCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityObservatories of ChileBA20118:30-19:30Recorded
19/6/15Emily Petroff3rd year PhD student, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityAstronomy in the blink of an eye: transient events in the UniverseATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
27/7/15Ray JayawardhanaYork University, CanadaNeutrino Hunters: Chasing a Ghostly Particle to Unlock Cosmic SecretsATC10118:30-19:30No recording
14/8/15Assoc. Prof. Chris FlukeCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityState of the Universe V: The Spectrum Strikes BackATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
4/9/15Prof. Roger DaviesCentre for Astrophysical Surveys, Department of Physics, University of OxfordGalaxies & Black HolesATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
11/9/15Prof. Sarah RussellCell Biology Lab, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University/Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePutting immunity under the microscopeATC10118:30-19:30Recorded
9/10/15Assoc. Prof. Kim-Vy Tran Texas A&M University & Stromlo Distinguished Visitor, ANUNew Windows into the Universe : From Cosmic Dawn to TodayATC10118:30-19:30Book
23/10/15Dr Laura WolzAstrophysics Group, University of MelbourneTitle TBABA30218:30-19:30
NovemberProf. Sarah MaddisonCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing and School of Science, Swinburne UniversityTitle TBAvenue TBA18:30-19:30
DecemberDr Lisa Harvey-SmithCSIRO Astronomy and Space ScienceTitle TBAvenue TBA18:30-19:30

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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.

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009