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.


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.


                                               PLEASE NOTE:   DIURNALS  WILL  NOT  MEET IN JANUARY 2019.

Next Meeting:            19th  February 2019. 

TIME:                        10.30 a.m.  - 1.30 p.m.                 PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED TIME

VENUE:                    The Lodge, Burwood

TOPIC:                    " The Sun at Noon and the Equation of Time "                                                                                      

 PRESENTER:           Ian Sullivan - ASV & MPAS


Ian is quite an authority on Time and the Sun, having presented for Diurnals on  'Stonehenge', 'The Analemma', 'Calendars' and 'Sundials' amongst other topics.    He last presnted to Diurnals in 2018:  "Constellations - Their Origin and Development"

Due to the nature  and length of the Session, bring a cut lunch to have while we observe sundial noon.  Also, bring a clipboard and pen.


                                    For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342 or      email: