Cosmology & Astrophysics

Contributed by Ross Berner        (last updated  25 March 2021)

All meetings until further notice will be held on line using Zoom.

To ensure you get notified please update your profile on ASV website (in "Members Section" / "Email Lists" and toggle Cosmology section to "ON".

 Cosmology & Astrophysics 101:

Next presentation to be held on Wednesday, 24th March 2021 at 8 PM. (With a 2nd presentation later in the year.)

Notes from completed sessions can be downloaded below.


 For more info contact: Ross Berner Phone: 0403 167 004 email:

Cosmology & Astrophysics Discussion Group:

We usually meet on the 1st Wednesday each month from 8pm to 10:00pm at the ASV Lodge on line using Zoom to discuss a Cosmology topic of the month, which includes a question and answer session around the table. (Topic is listed on Website week before meeting) 

Members of all levels are welcome to attend and are encouraged to ask questions (if they wish).

Coming Meetings:

Topics for discussion generally are chosen from the following:

The discussion topics are based on published Scientific & Astronomical articles, both magazine & digital sources. They are descriptive in approach. No Formulas!

For more info contact: Ross Berner Phone: 0403 167 004 email:

Members can receive info on topic by email by sending me their email address (to the above address).


Core Collapse in a Supernovae:

Core Collapse

Cosmology & Astrophysics 101:

    The notes from Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 presentation on 24 March 2021 can be downloaded:

Part 1 a (Periodic Table, Structure of Atom & Nucleus, Big Bang, Cosmic Microwave Background)  Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 1 a

             Zoom Video     Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 March 2021

    The notes from fourth Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 presentation on 23 September 2020 can be downloaded:

Part 2 b (Laws of Physics - Quantum Mechanics, Dark Matter & Dark Energy)   Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 2 b

             Zoom Video     Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 September 2020

  The notes from third Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 presentation on 22 July 2020 can be downloaded:

Part 2 a (Laws of Physics - Galileo to Einstein)   Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 2 a

              Zoom Video    Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 July 2020

  The notes from second Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 presentation on 23 October 2019 can be downloaded:

Part 1 c (Types of Stars, Gravitational Waves)    Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 1 c

Part 1 d (Star Formation, Solar System)              Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 1 d

    The notes from first Cosmology & Astrophysics 101 presentation on 24 July 2019 can be downloaded:

Part 1 a (Periodic Table, Structure of Atom & Nucleus)                                        Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 1 a

 Part 1 b (Big Bang, Cosmic Microwave Background, First Stars & Supernova)   Cosmology and Astro-Physics 101-Part 1 b


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