Astronomy Night 8 September 2018

Event Name
Astronomy Night 8 September 2018
8 September 2018
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): Penrith Observatory: Buidling AO


Working and Observing at the Largest Telescopes in the World A personal story of Dr Caroline Foster's experience working and observing at some of the largest optical facilities in the world. Dr Foster will discuss her time observing at the Keck, Subaru and Gemini telescopes on Mauna Kea, the Magellan telescopes on Las Campanas, Gemini on Cerro Pachon and the Very Large Telescope on Paranal in Chile; and ours truly (as well as her personal favourite), the Anglo Australian Telescope in Coonabarabran. Find out what it's like having spent hundreds of sleepless nights under some of the most pristine skies, at brain numbing altitudes with lunar landscapes! 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 Caroline Foster

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Name: Raelene Sommer

Phone: 02 4736 0135

School / Department: SCEM