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Toowoomba Astronomy Main Event followed by stargazing

Returning for another year, the ever-popular Main Event followed by stargazing is at USQ Toowoomba on 19 July 2019. This public seminar is suitable for all ages, so bring along the little ones. Stargazing will start at 8.30pm and will be held at 'The Grove' which is located half way up the drive, on the south side of the main USQ entrance road (off West Street). A link to a map of stargazing location can be found below.
19 JUL 2019
6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
USQ Toowoomba, Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre, Room H102

Professor Jonti Horner

"The Search for Alien Worlds"

The past thirty years have seen a great astronomical revolution, with the dawn of the 'Exoplanet Era'. Where once we knew just a single planetary system - our own (the Solar system), we now know of thousands. But how have we found all those alien worlds? What does the future hold? And how does a small observatory in southeast Queensland fit into the story of NASA's ongoing search for 'another Earth'? For the answers to these questions (and more), join USQ's Professor Jonti Horner as he describes "The Search for Alien Worlds".


Dr Katarina Miljkovic

“First year of InSight on Mars”:

More than 30 years later since the first and last seismometer on Mars, the NASA InSight mission has placed the first operational seismometer on the surface of Mars a few months ago. Since its deployment, the seismometer has been eagerly listening for shakes and quakes. The story of this mission, what are possible seismic sources on Mars, and some of early results of seismic noise on Mars will be presented.


Details of location for stargazing can be found here.  Please note that due to copyright reasons,  the webinar of Dr Miljkovic's presentation will not be able to be streamed or recorded from approximately 7pm onwards.


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