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:        19th JUNE  2018.

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

VENUE:                  THE LODGE, BURWOOD

 

      PRESENTER:       BRUNO ZIELKE  -  ASV

     TOPIC:                 "MODERN THEORIES OF HOW THE UNIVERSE BEGAN

In the now specialised branch of Cosmology, models are developed to understand how we came about and to understand the nature of our cosmic environment.  We can look back on some past theories which may seem bizarre, but future technology may find us abandoning theories currently held.  Bruno will discuss a Universe from Nothing, a Steady State universe, Colliding Branes Theory, Oscillating States Between Big Bang and Big Crunch, and other theories.

Come along and satiate your curiosity.

Bruno has presented on several occasions to Diurnals:    2014   "Seconds of the Big Bang"

                                                                                           2015  "Formation of Black Holes"

                                                                                           2017   "Dark Energy and Why There is Something Rather than Nothing"

Members might like to bring along a cut lunch and enjoy the company of kindred spirits following the presentation. This is also a good chance to chat further with Bruno.

 For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342