8pm Friday 9th February we have a guest speaker from NSW, Barry Gilbert, coming to speak to us:
Barry Gilbert is a member of TRAC (Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club), and Armadale and Newcastle Astronomy Clubs. Barry's talk will cover a number of fields including radio astronomy, and a very large Schmidt Camera they have recently commissioned, plus other astronomical topics
Barry Gilbert from TRAC talking about their restored 34" f/1 Schmidt Camera. pic.twitter.com/YvRxco1RWn— Mount Burnett Observatory (@MBObservatory) February 9, 2018
Barry's talk will be followed by a brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:
Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 83 - Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The unexpected finding that the Universe is expanding at an ever-faster rate lends support for the existance of a non-zero cosmological constant, a formerly discredited idea of Einstein's, which he once called "his biggest blunder".
Supper, discussions in cabin, observing. Or:
Visual observing through the telescopes (weather permitting).
Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.
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