Monday 23 July, 2012

The Origin and End of the Universe Prof Paul Davies, Arizona State University The universe as we know it burst into existence 13.7 billion years ago in a big bang, and has been expanding ever since. Scientists have created an over-arching cosmic narrative of birth, evolution and eventual death, but within this framework many questions remain. … More Monday 23 July, 2012

Wednesday 6 June, 2012 – Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus Transits of Venus are rare and historically important astronomical events. Most of Australia is well positioned to witness the next transit of Venus on Wednesday 6th June 2012. Since the phenomena was first recognized there have only been six transits of Venus – 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882 and the most recent … More Wednesday 6 June, 2012 – Transit of Venus

Monday 21 May, 2012

A New Way of Looking at the Sky Prof Bryan Gaensler, School of Physics, The University of Sydney For centuries, astronomers have built increasingly powerful telescopes, designed to look at small parts of the sky in ever more detail. However, there are fundamental questions about the Cosmos that can’t be answered through this approach. To make further progress, … More Monday 21 May, 2012