The NSAS General Meeting for April will be on Tuesday the 16th April at 7:30 PM at Regis Hall, Regis Campus, St Ignatius College, Lane Cove.

Our speakers this month is our own Bill Vass and Ben Petschel. Bill will talk about the Fermi Paradox. Ben will talk about some of the topics in mathematical cosmology. Details of Ben’s talk is below.
Abstract: I will talk about the Drake equation which is used to estimate the number of civilisations in the galaxy that could communicate with us, and the perils of high speed interstellar travel. If time permits, I will also talk about the orbit equation.

We will keep the new meeting format. Just a short meeting starting at 7:30 to discuss NSAS matters, then straight into our guest speaker’s presentation. This will be followed by tea and coffee where you can socialise (and talk astronomy) with our guest speakers and other members.

As usual, visitors are most welcome!

David Wallace

P.S. For those who cannot wait for Ben’s talk on the Drake equation, you can check out the amazing article in the April 2014 issue of Reflections.