Cosmology with Professor Paul Francis - June General Meeting
Paul is an astrophysicist, who focussed his research on galaxies and black holes in the early universe, before catching a bad case of the teaching bug. Since then, he has focussed on teaching large classes, both in-person and online. He is infamous amongst his students for talking much too fast in an incomprehensible pommie accent, and for his dubious taste in waistcoats.
He has been involved in many educational innovations, including using role-plays to teach astrophysics, developing the ANU's first MOOCs, which have currently been taken by over 300,000 students from 178 countries around the world, and for teaching the large 1st year physics classes without any lectures. He has won a wide range of prizes for education and science communication, including the 2016 Australian Award for University Teaching.
Paul will describe the James Webb Space Telescope and its capabilities, and go through the latest discoveries it is making, from galaxies at the end of the universe all the way down to planets.
Riverview NSW 2066
An introductory zoom session for new members to NSAS. The aim is to welcome new members so that they understand the societies facilities and meetings and how to get the most out of the club. ...
So - you've bought a telescope. You've sort of looked through all that stuff but it seems harder than it should. Join some experienced amateur astronomers for that helping hand. Open to Members and Non-Members alike. ...