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Free Astronomy Public Lectures

If you are into facebook join "Friends of Swinburne Public Astronomy Lectures". I think this could be a suitable forum to share your enthusiasm of similar interests and to communicate on astronomy matters. I will also post snippets and of course events that are coming up. Let me know what you think.

11/2/14Professor Duncan ForbesCentre for Astrophysics and SupercomputerHunting for Astronomical Fossils with KeckATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
21/3/14Dr Ivo LabbeLeiden ObservatoryGalaxies from the dawn of timeBA20118:30-19:30Audio recording
11/4/14Dr Jeff CookeCentre for Astrophysics and SupercomputerWitnessing the deaths of the first stars‬ in the Universe - from HawthornBA20118:30-19:30Audio recording
16/5/14Dr Nick LombSydney ObservatoryLight pollution or who stole the night?BA20118:30-19:30Audio recording
5/6/14Assoc. Prof. John O'MearaSaint Michael's College, USAShadows of the Big Bang: The search for pristine gas fueling galaxiesBA20118:30-19:30Video recording
18/7/14Dr Jeff Cooke, Mark Durre, Assoc. Prof. Michael Murphy Centre for Astrophysics and SupercomputerA Night at the KeckAMDC 30118:30-19:30Video recording
22/8/14Assoc. Prof Chris FlukeCentre for Astrophysics and SupercomputerState of the Universe IVATC 10118:30-19:30
18/9/14Assoc.Prof. Darren CrotonCentre for Astrophysics and supercomputerInto the heart of darkness: supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxiesBA20118:30-19:30Book
7/10/14Dr Pamela GayTBATBAVenue TBA18:30-19:30
/10/14Professor Karl GlazebrookCentre for Astrophysics and SupercomputerFIRE in the sky - a journey in to the early Universe with the Keck telescopesVenue TBA18:30-19:30
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30/1/13Professor Roberto AbrahamUniversity of TorontoLatest News from the Cosmic FrontierBA20118:30-19:30Cancelled
15/2/13Pierluigi Cerulo and Nicola PastorelloPhD students in Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityOld galaxies in the aging universeATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
22/3/13Assoc. Prof. Sarah MaddisonCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityThe lives of stars: from birth to deathATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
19/4/13Anna SippelPhD student, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University & ESO, SantiagoChasing dead starsATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
3/5/13Prof Rafael GuzmanUniversity of FloridaThe "Gran Telescopio de Canarias" (GTC): First Light of the Largest Optical Telescope on EarthATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
17/5/13Dr Jonathan WhitmoreCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityUnderstanding our weird Universe: common sense won't save youATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
9/7/13Syed UddinPhD student, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityUnderstanding the UniverseATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
16/8/13Assoc. Prof. Christopher FlukeCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityState of the Universe III - Science weekATC10118:30-19:30
13/9/13Dr Pamela GaySouthern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IllinoisCosmoQuest: Science inside (powered by you!)ATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
11/10/13Assoc. Prof. Chris BlakeCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityObserving echoes of the Big Bang in the Universe's most distant lightATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
8/11/13Dr Eyal KazinCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityEinstein and Astronomers: An Ongoing Cosmic SagaATC10118:30-19:30Audio recording
9/12/13Prof. Fred WatsonAustralian Astronomical ObservatoryTourism's final frontierATC10118:00-19:00Book

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Liz Thackray
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Previous Free Astronomy Public Lectures

The Free Astronomy Public Lectures begin during the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. To find out about previous
Free Lectures, follow these links:

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009