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The meeting scheduled for Saturday 28th March has been CANCELLED

In 1911 Einstein realised that his proposal that light could be bent near a massive object might be detected experimentally in the region of the Sun. Most commentators assert that this was achieved during the 1919 total solar eclipse. I marshal arguments that, based on the results, this was a premature acceptance of Relativity, and that the 1922 event should be celebrated for this achievement. ...
28 Mar
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Diamonds in Space by Tim Napier-Munn

This talk will consider the evidence for diamonds in space, how they might have formed, and what that might tell us about the workings of the universe.  The effect of the potential existence of an extrasolar planet made entirely of diamond on the terrestrial diamond market is also briefly considered. ...
09 Nov
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067

The Seasons of Saturn by Tony Dutton

Saturn, like most planets, undergoes seasonal changes during its 29.5 year orbit around the Sun.  Some of the seasonal changes can be observed from Earth whilst other changes are more subtle and require telescopes and scientific equipment in orbit around the planet for an extended period to monitor the changes. ...
12 Oct
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067

Space Resources – Beyond Belief by Rhonda O’Sullivan

This talk will explore the governance of space resource utilisation, types of resource utilisation and their purpose and potential impacts space activities may have on Earth. ...
14 Sep
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Steele Building Room 03-309
Steele Building, University of Qld, St Lucia, QLD 4069

Dishing up the Data: Parkes and Apollo 11 by John Sarkissian

The Australian film, The Dish, highlighted the role played by the Parkes Radio Telescope in tracking and communicating with the Apollo 11 mission. However, the events depicted in this film represent only a single snapshot of the role played by Parkes in the exploration of the Solar System by NASA. ...
10 Aug
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Steele Building Room 03-309
Steele Building, University of Qld, St Lucia, QLD 4069
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