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 facilty. 

 

NEXT MEETING:   TUESDAY 18th April

TIME:                      10.20 a.m. (for a 10.30 start)  - 12.00 p.m.

VENUE:                  REALITY THEATRE, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY - HAWTHORN

 

PRESENTER:        ALAN DUFFY - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

                                with THREE POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS:  

                                      SABINE BELLSTEDT  -  "UNDERSTANDING THE FORMATION OF LENTICULAR GALAXIES THROUGH THEIR KINEMATICS"

                                      CAITLIN ADAMS          -  "HOW GALAXIES CAN REVEAL THE CAUSE OF ACCELERATING EXPANSION (with a little help from statistics)"

                                      RENEE SPIEWAK       -  "PSR J2322-2650  -   A NEW RECORD-SETTING PULSAR"

                                                                       Abstracts on each topic to follow later.

For enquiries:    Phone Pat Larkin

 Phone:             0400 457 342