[ASC-list] Reminder: Canberra - Astronomy talk, suitable for kids - Thursday 29 July, 6pm
Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Wed Jul 28 04:28:48 UTC 2010
A lot of people have seen Saturn and its rings through a small backyard
telescope. But 400 years ago, the first telescopes couldn't even show
that Saturn /had/ rings.
Today we've got telescopes that can see right back to when the Universe
was young and galaxies were in their teenage years.
Dr Kim-Vy Tran is a visiting astronomer from the USA, and studies those
early galaxies. She'll be talking at Questacon on Thursday about what
today's telescope show us, and what we hope to see with the big
telescopes of the future.
This is a free talk and suitable for children aged 10 and up.
Where: Questacon, Canberra
When: 6 pm, Thursday 29 July
How long: 1 hour
Enquiries about the talk: Sonia Morabito, Questacon
SMorabito at questacon.edu.au
Interviews with Dr Tran:
Dr Tran on 040 460 1209
Helen Sim 02 9372 4251
Media Liaison and Public Relations
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Australian Astronomical Observatory
T: +61 2 9372 4251
M: +61 419 635 905
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