Astronomy Night 22 September 2018

Event Name
Astronomy Night 22 September 2018
22 September 2018
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): Penrith Observatory: Buidling AO


From Chaos to Cosmos: How the Ancient Greeks saw the Universe Every ancient culture gazed up into the night sky and tried to understand what they were seeing. Yet despite this widespread form of enquiry across history, the foundations of modern astronomy are predominantly Greek in origin. Even the very word ‘astronomy’ is Greek. This presentation examines what some of the ancient Greeks did to not only understand the what they observed in the heavens, but also the ways in which some of the conclusions reached by the ancients Greeks are very ‘modern’ in terms of understanding our place in the universe. Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting). Cost for Public Astronomy Nights: $18.00 Adult $12.00 Child/Concession $50.00 Family (2 adults + 2 children), children under 3 years of age free. Important: Parents/Carers are responsible for and must remain with their children at all times. Current Western Sydney University staff, students and Alumni are entitled to a Concession ticket (remember to bring your staff/student ID or Alumni card with you when you attend).

Speakers: Dr Chris Matthew

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Name: Raelene Sommer

Phone: 02 4736 0135

School / Department: SCEM