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:   21st NOVEMBER

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

                           

VENUE:                  THE LODGE, BURWOOD

 PRESENTER:       DR. RUSSELL COCKMAN - ASV

 TOPIC:                   "MY  U.S. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE"

 

Russell is the Director of the ASV's Solar Section, and has a wealth of knowledge on solar phenomena.

In August he successfully viewed theTotal Solar Eclipse from Wyoming, and he will share with Diurnals the dyamics of this experience from the effect that a total eclipse has on people to photographing the eclipse.

 

Members might like to bring along a cut lunch and stay following Russell's presentation.  This is always a nice time to chat further with our Presenter and enjoy the company of kindred spirits.

For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342