ASCILITE 2017 provides you and your family with the opportunity to be an amateur astronomer for the night!

Internationally-renowned astrobiologist and astronomer Associate Professor Jonti Horner and the Astronomy Outreach Team from the University of Southern Queensland will take you on a cosmic journey of our Solar system and beyond.

Jonti will share his knowledge of the birth of the solar system to modern day astronomical events, a tale of violence and destruction, featuring craters, comets, and even the death of the dinosaurs!

The USQ Astronomy Team will then help you to find some of the famous constellations in the night sky using both naked eye observation and telescopes, and answer any questions you might have about astronomy and our place in the Universe.

The agenda for the evening will be:

  • 6.00 – 7.00: Talk in R113
  • 7.00 – 7.30pm: Refreshment break and walk to Gumbi Gumbi gardens 
  • 7.30 – 8.30: Star viewing

This event is open to all ASCILITE delegates and their families.

Registration is free but places are limited! Register now!

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Date: Monday 4 December 2017
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: R Block Room 113 (and the Gumbi Gubmi Gardens)
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