Public Astronomy Night April 27

Event Name
Public Astronomy Night April 27
27 April 2019
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): Penrith Observatory Building AO


Public Astronomy Night: The Riches of the Universe Speaker – Dr Chris Matthew Where do some of the most precious elements on Earth - the gold in our banks and the platinum in our jewellery - come from? You might be surprised to learn that many of the precious metals that are so rare on Earth, but which you may be wearing right now, are present in unimaginable amounts in the universe. These elements have travelled many billions of kilometres, and over billions of years, to reach the early Earth; only to be mined in our recent history. This lecture will examine how these riches are made, where they are found in the universe, how they got here, and the projects that are currently underway to access the great wealth of the Solar System and beyond Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting). $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. BOOKINGS VIA OUR WEBSITE ESSENTIAL

Speakers: Dr Chris Matthew

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Name: Raelene Sommer

Phone: 02 4736 0135

School / Department: School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics