Our virtual (Zoom) guest speaker for this month is Dr Stuart Ryder, FASA (Adjunct Fellow, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Macquarie University) who will give a talk on “Bursting with Excitement: Where do Fast Radio Bursts come from?” (details below). This will be held on Tuesday 15th September at 7:30pm. This presentation is open to all (i.e. NSAS members and non-members). To register for this Zoom meeting, please click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note. This is a new invite series with enhanced security and easier to use features. Everyone will be required to register once, ie: no need to re-register each month, using this registration process and the previous invite will not work anymore, and they must have the zoom application installed on their device as the web-link will not work.

David Wallace

Bursting with Excitement: Where do Fast Radio Bursts come from?

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) were first discovered at the Parkes radio telescope in 2007, and since then have become one of the most enigmatic objects in astronomy. Only recently with the commissioning of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder in Western Australia have we been able to home in on the source of some FRBs. Despite the fact we don’t yet know what causes FRBs, we have already begun using them as tools to find the “missing matter” between galaxies.