This week we have a guest speaker, Dr Jeffrey Cooke presenting a talk entitled “Super” Supernovae and the Search for the First Stars.
In this talk, Dr Jeffrey Cooke will take you back to a time shortly after the Big Bang when the first stars emerged from the darkness. Many of these stars were much more massive than our Sun and ended their short lives as extraordinarily brilliant supernova explosions. Using new techniques, we are now able to detect explosions that occurred more than 12 billion years ago and are hot on the trail of the bright deaths of the first stars.
Following the talk we will have supper, then viewing through our telescopes (weather and big bang permitting).
SAT 26 @ 7:30PM Outreach, James Murray – Lilydale Cubs
FRI 01 @ 8PM Understanding the Universe, Lecture #24 by Alex Filipenko plus Q&A compered by Ray Schmidt, followed by Deep Sky Viewing (after supper).
A Better Set Of Eyes - This lecture looks at radio telescopes, adaptive optics for ground-based infrared telescopes, and NASA's Great Observatories, which include the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope.
FRI 01 @ 10PM Deep Sky Viewing – Pavel Mironov and Marek Dobieckiusing the main 18” observatory telescope
FRI 08 @ 8PM Sky for the Month – Perry Vlahos
SAT 09 Young Observers, James Murray
FRI 15 @ 8PM Learning Friday – James Murray entitled “Tech Nerds”
SUN 17 @ 10AM Monthly Working Bee – Gordon Livingstone/Ray Schmidt
FRI 22 @ 8PM AGM and Guest Speaker, Alan Duffy (details later)
FRI 29 @ 8PM Learning Friday with Barry Cleland
FRI 06 @ 8PM Sky for the Month – Perry Vlahos
FRI 13 @ 8PM Understanding the Universe, Lecture #25 by Alex Filipenko plus Q&A compered by (TBA)
SUN 15 @ 10AM Monthly Working Bee – Gordon Livingstone/Ray Schmidt
FRI 20 @ 8PM “End of the World” with Perry Vlahos plus MBO Christmas Party