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Location: Perth Observatory
Date: Friday the 1st of March 2019
Time: 8:00 pm (Gates open at: 6:00 pm)

This In An IAU100 EventThis year, the Summer Lecture is on the 1st of March and we’re thrilled to have Professor Fred Watson as our speaker and he’s going to present his “The Volcanic Solar System” talk. Professor Fred Watson has recently been appointed Australia’s first Astronomer-at-large, following his career with the former Australian Astronomical Observatory. He is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. He has also written a number of award-winning books and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010. Fred has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson) but says that if it hits Earth, it won’t be his fault

In some parts of the world, volcanoes are an important part of everyday life. In space, too, they are more common than you might imagine. In this informative and entertaining talk, astronomer Fred Watson explains what we know about volcanoes in the Solar System. They occur in a wide variety of different forms, ranging from sulphurous lava-fountains to extinct giants, and from weird volcanic domes to frigid ice-volcanoes. There will also a coffee and food vans.

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 a phone call.

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