The AAQ holds its Annual General Meeting in February and ten ordinary general meetings in the months March to December.  For information about these meetings, speakers and other events of interest to members and visitors, see the list below.

You can download a PDF of the current year’s meeting locations, times and main presentation topic here.

Monthly List
April 2020

Celestial Navigation by Terry Cuttle

No astronomer should truly be lost if he (she) can see the night sky and has an understanding of how to interpret it. But, in the age of GPS, the art and science of celestial navigation is at risk of being lost. Terry will describe the development of celestial navigation from the techniques used by early voyagers to cross vast open oceans, through the development of celestial navigation techniques from the 1400’s to the 1800’s and through to the current day. ...
18 Apr
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067
May 2020

The Impact of Supermassive Blackholes on their Host Galaxies by Michael Cowley

Located at the centre of most massive galaxies, supermassive black holes are objects of extreme density up to billions of times more massive than our Sun. When matter falls into these monster black holes, huge amounts of energy is released, evidence of which is observed on scales far beyond the galaxy itself. ...
16 May
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067
June 2020
July 2020
September 2020

The Hubble Crisis and how it might be resolved by Aaron Glanville

In this talk, Aaron discuss some of the possible solutions proposed to bridge the gap between two independent measurements of Hubble's constant. In particular, he focus on one of the simplest possible explanations - what if simple observational error caused our standard ruler to be out of alignment? ...
05 Sep
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067
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