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Location: Perth Observatory
Date: Fri, 16th Mar 2018
Time: 7:00 pm (Talk from 8pm) (Gates open at: 5:30 pm)

This year, the Summer Lecture is on the 16th of March so this year’s lecture speaker will be Astronomer Stacy Mader. Stacy a descendant of the Kija people in the North-West Kimberley region current focus is supporting the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, CSIRO’s new radio-telescope located in the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in mid-west region of Western Australia.

Stacy will give his perspective on his time at Parkes Observatory covering large (and small) surveys he has been involved with, plus work with NASA on the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity and Voyager 2.
The second part of the lecture he’ll offer a perspective of the Orion region, from his own research in star formation and how other cultures have viewed the region over time. He’ll draw examples from the Greeks, Egyptians and Australian Indigenous groups. The evening will also include performances by Madjitil Moorna Aboriginal Choir.

There will a coffee and food van(s) (If there’s no total fire ban in place) on the night and closer to the date we’ll contact you to organise a beautiful picnic food baskets from Hainault Vineyard if you would like one.

Please Note: The summer lecture will still go ahead rain, hail or alien invasion. If on the day there is a good chance of rain then the summer lecture will be moved to Lesmurdie High School (View Map) and you’ll be informed via email and/or phone call.

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