Sarah Lau sarahl at scitech.org.au
Tue Feb 24 05:33:24 UTC 2009

Members may be interested in this presentation being held at the Perth Observatory.

Professor Matthew Colless, FAA, Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney

This talk will summarise what astronomers now know about the universe - its age, size, constituents, history, and its ultimate fate. Dark matter and dark energy will be discussed as well as methods for discovering information about the universe.
Origins and reasons for the big bang will be discussed and the lecture will finish with what may be expected in the future of cosmology.

DATE: Friday 6th March
TIME: 8:30pm
LOCATION: Observatory back lawn (alternate venue if raining) 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley
ALTERNATE VENUE: (in case of rain or high wind) Lesmurdie Senior High School - call Perth Observatory to confirm
COST: $7/person (Admission fees are used to assist us with production costs)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Ticket numbers are limited Please call the Observatory on 9293 8255 with your credit card handy, or send a check or postal note with covering letter to: Summer Lecture, Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley 6076 by Wednesday 28th March

More about Professor Matthew Colless:
Matthew Colless is an astronomer who works on observational cosmology, studying the large-scale structure of the universe in order to understand its formation and evolution. He is Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney. He obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge and held research positions at the US National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Cambridge and the Australian National University amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Chair of the National Committee for Astronomy.

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