[ASC-list] (NSW) Free event Jay Pasachoff, Eclipse lecture at Sydney Observatory

Kreuiter, Allan AllanK at PHM.GOV.AU
Fri Dec 10 03:56:53 UTC 2010


Jay Pasachoff presents "the Sun and Solar Eclipses"

Thursday December 16

7 to 8pm

Free entry,  please note that even though the event has no cost
bookings  are  required  to secure a seat. 

 

Lecture will take place in Sydney Observatory's Marquee, Watson Rd The
Rocks Sydney. Please arrive 6:45 for seating and ticket collection.

Jay Pasachoff has observed  51 solar eclipse specialising in studying
the sun at total solar eclipses in order to find out how the corona gets
so hot.  .Also known for his work in astronomy education Dr Pasachoff is
Director of Hopkins Observatory, Chair of the Astronomy Department and
Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy  In 2003 Dr. Pasachoff received
the 2003 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003>  Education Prize of the
American Astronomical Society
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Astronomical_Society> , "For his
eloquent and informative writing of textbooks from junior high through
college, For his devotion to teaching generations of students, For
sharing with the world the joys of observing eclipses, For his many
popular books and articles on astronomy, For his intense advocacy on
behalf of science education in various forums, For his willingness to go
into educational nooks where no astronomer has gone before.

Book on-line  at
http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/whatson/special-events/  or by phone
9921 3485


Allan KreuiterAssistant Education OfficerPowerhouse MuseumT +61 2 99213488 F +61 2 92170489W http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au


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