April Monthly Meeting – Occultations for Fun and Science by Steve Kerr

Our meetings include brief business, a main presentation and items of astronomical news or learning from members.

The April Main Item will be: Occultations for Fun and Science by Steve Kerr.  Synopsis below.

The April 2024 meeting is planned to be a face-to-face meeting; attendees can also join in online via Zoom. Details emailed to members. Guests/visitors can contact us for Zoom details at .
Visitors are welcome to join our face-to-face or online meetings.

Synopsis of the Main Item talk:  Occultation observing has long been a staple of amateur astronomy.  They are more a type of astronomical phenomena than a class of astronomical object and one that can allow small instruments to deliver science outcomes way beyond other techniques when the circumstances of an occultation arises.  Over the years, as astronomical science has advanced, occultations have been deployed to investigate a wide and varying range of science questions.  And it will continue to evolve as instrumentation and occultation predictions advance.  This talk will review where occultation observing has come from, where it is at the present time and where it might go in the future with an emphasis on how amateurs can participate.



20 Apr 2024


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222


Parnell Lecture Theatre 07-222
Parnel Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067