[ASC-list] THIS THURSDAY - Discover the SKA public lecture, 9 June, Melbourne Planetarium [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Annie Harris AHarris at questacon.edu.au
Wed Jun 8 00:57:19 UTC 2011


 Discover the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) 


Public lecture featuring Dr Douglas Bock (CSIRO Astronomy & Space
Science)

 

Thursday 9 Jun 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium

2 Booker Street Spotswood, Victoria  

(Driving directions and map available here
<http://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/visiting/getting-here/> ) 

 

 

The SKA will be the largest and most advanced radio telescope ever
constructed. 

It will address fundamental unanswered questions about our Universe
including how the first stars and galaxies formed after the Big Bang,
how galaxies have evolved since then, the role of magnetism in the
cosmos, the nature of gravity and the search for life beyond Earth. Each
minute it will collect enough data to fill a million CDs.

67 organisations in 20 countries, together with industry partners, are
participating in the scientific and technical design of the SKA
telescope which will be located in either Australia and New Zealand or
Southern Africa extending to the Indian Ocean Islands. Construction is
scheduled to start in 2016.

The Assistant Director of Operations at CSIRO's Astronomy and Space
Science Division, Dr Douglas Bock, will describe Australia's chance to
build this international telescope in our own backyard and the many
mysteries of the Universe it hopes to answer.

The evening will conclude with a Planetarium presentation by the
Planetarium's astronomer, Dr Tanya Hill and stargazing (weather
permitting). Refreshments will be available.

TICKETS:

Adults $15, Concession and MV Members
<http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/members/>  $12.50. 

Bookings essential due to limited capacity.  

Phone 9392 4800

 

 This event is part of the Discover SKA campaign, coordinated in
Australia by Questacon on behalf of the Department of Innovation,
Industry Science & Research, with assistance from CSIRO, ICRAR, Scitech
and the WA Department of Commerce

 

Annie Harris

Discover SKA Coordinator
Questacon - The National Science & Technology Centre
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research
King Edward Terrace, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
PO Box 5322, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia

T +61-2-6270-2875, F +61-2-6270-2808
E <mailto:aharris at questacon.edu.au> aharris at questacon.edu.au
<mailto:aharris at questacon.edu.au> 

 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED



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