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


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:      TUESDAY  20 th October

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

TOPIC:                       BBC DOCUMENTARY -  "ORBIT   -   EARTH'S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY"    Episode 3   Followed by discussion

                                                                   ( Please note that there is no obligation to discuss; come along and enjoy this excellent documentary.)


In the final of a 3-part spectacular series, in which Presenters Kate Humble and Dr. Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, we witness astonishing consquences this journey has for us all.  From seasonable extremes to destructive weather, they travel the world to experience the great events that are shaped by our journey around the sun.  Stunning space imagery is featured.

After previously focusing on Earth's journey in Episode 1 from July to the Northern Winter solstice, then Episode 2 studying our planet's journey from the Northern Winter solstice to the March Equinox, this final episode will take us on a journey from the Northern Spring Equinox to the Northern Summer Solstice.    As in previous episodes, this documentary is presented in an interesting 'hands-on' manner against stunning landscapes.  You won't look at Earth's tilt and spin in the same way again!.



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  Hope many members can 'zoom' in on the 20th October.                                                


In the meantime, please all keep safe and well during this difficult time and hope you enjoy the meeting by 'ZOOM' . 

                                           For enquiries:  Phone Pat Larkin on 0400 457 342 or      email: