General Meeting: Speaker: Graziella Caprarelli
On the 3rd Tuesday of the month (February to November) at 7:30pm, we meet on zoom or at Regis Hall in the grounds of St Ignatius’ College, Riverview Street, Riverview (Lane Cove) which features a presentation from a Guest Lecturer. These presentations generally focus on the theoretical aspects of Cosmology, Astrophysics and Astrophotography and can include some of the most up-to-date research and scientific findings. We are fortunate to be able to obtain speakers from Australia’s top universities and scientific community – our past Guest Lecturers have included the likes of Dr Fred Watson and Nobel Prize winner Prof. Brian Schmidt. Our speaker this month is Graziella Caprarelli from University of Southern Queensland, who will speak about "Water and Ice in the Solar System". Her abstract: .“In the search for life in the universe, follow the water has been the main imperative. Water is essential for life as we know it, and it is the most coveted and scarce in-situ resource for future human expansion into space. Although Mars and the Moon are super-dry deserts, water and ices are abundant beyond the asteroid belt. In this talk I explore the solar system to understand how water and ice-rich planetary bodies have formed. I also introduce my own research for ice and hidden water on Mars.”
The format of the evening consists of a welcome to Members and Visitors, a quick discussion on general business of NSAS, the presentation from our Guest Speaker and then members usually stay and have a chat with a cup of tea or coffee.
These meetings are an excellent opportunity to get to know fellow members.
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