Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy. Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it.
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Fred Watson's latest book 'Cosmic Chronicles' will be available at a special price of $30 (no credit card facility is available so please have cash). This is a unique opportunity to purchase your signed copy and have some great summer holiday reading on hand.
Biography: Professor Fred Watson is the former Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory. Before that, he worked at both the UK’s Royal Observatories. Today, he is Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large, and holds adjunct positions at several Australian universities. Fred 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 the Earth, it won't be his fault.
Date: Monday 4 November
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Place: Sydney Observatory, 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point 2000
supper charge at the door (cash only)
$2 members; $5 non-members supper charge (non-members are welcome but you must join on your third attendance)
Books: $30 (cash pnly)
Transport : Short walk from Wynyard or Circular Quay. Bus 311 goes from Elizabeth Bay to Observatory Hill.
Parking: there is meter parking on the hill- credit card tap accepted.