The Diurnals

Contributed by Pat Larkin

The DIURNALS is a friendly group which meets during the daytime on the third Tuesday of the month February - December.

Objectives

To provide an opportunity for meetings during the DAYTIME.

To disseminate knowledge on various facets of astronomy and related fields, together with Space Exploration, in an informal environment.

To foster enjoyment of the subject matter with kindred spirits, and to encourage newer members who may show an interest in a particular area.

There are no pre-requisites and you don't have to be a mathematics or physics genius! Just come with a desire to learn.  Most months, we have a guest speaker, and talks given cover a wide range of astronomical fields and space exploration. Occasionally, a film is shown followed by discussion if desired.   Two or three times a year, we will have an excursion to another facility, e.g., Swinburne University, Melbourne Planetarium or a Science facility. 

                                            

Next Meeting:        20th FEBRUARY  2018.

TIME:                     10.30  a.m. - 12.15 p.m.

VENUE:                  THE LODGE, BURWOOD

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Change of Presentaton.

 A film will now be shown.  "OCTOBER SKY"    (Duration of film will occupy most of Diurnals Session)

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, "October Sky" follows Homer's life from when as a high-school student, the sight of Sputnik in 1957 set his sights on rocket building and a desire to break free of an expected life in the coal mines.  It's a story of inspiration with encouragement from his interested teacher and, although facing family opposition and a series of mishaps, Homer turns his dreams into reality in this incredible story of hope, determination and triumph.

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Previously advised:      PRESENTER:       STEVE FLEMING - LATROBE UNIVERSITY

 TOPIC:                        "AURORA BOREALIS - SVALBARD"    

                                            IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR 20TH MARCH 2018.

                                            (February and March presentations have simply been swapped.)

 

Members might like to bring along a cut lunch and enjoy the company of kindred spirits following the film.

 

For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342