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:         15TH OCTOBER

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

VENUE:                       The Lodge, Burwood.

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TOPIC AND PRESENTERS FROM THAT LISTED IN CRUX.       

TOPIC:              TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE CHILE - 2019 

PRESENTERS:   JIM BLANKSBY and PATRICIA LARKIN

 

Jim and Patricia will present on visits to ALMA observatory and Meteorite Museum near San Pedro in Chile.   The reason for choosing La Silla from where to view the eclipse, will be explained, together with information on the New Technologies Telescope and 3.6 Telescope at La Silla. 

Tours to the geysers, Lunar and Mars valleys, and the geologists' dreams of salt lakes and Rainbow Valley will also be shown, along with the atmosphere of some Chilean towns leading up to the eclipse.

                              

Members might like to bring along a cut lunch and enjoy chatting later with other kindred spirits.

 

                                    For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342 or      email:   diurnals@asv.org.au