The Night Sky 2024

Tue Jan 09 2024 at 07:30 pm

Adelaide Planetarium - UniSA Mawson Lakes | Adelaide

The Adelaide Supernovas
Publisher/HostThe Adelaide Supernovas
The Night Sky 2024
Paul Curnow
Adelaide Planetarium
University of South Australia
Abstract: Join award winning astronomer Paul Curnow for a '10-week (once a week) introductory astronomy course' at the Adelaide Planetarium (9th January-12th March 2024; 7:30pm-10pm). Ever wondered how astronomers find their way around the night sky? Under the dome of the planetarium, come and learn how to find the different constellations (patterns) in the sky and learn about the mythology related to them. Learn about the planets in our solar system and some of the moons orbiting them. Discover the history behind astronomy and how early astronomers worked out the distances to stars, the magnitude of stars and more about the deep sky wonders of our galaxy. Learn about purchasing your first telescope and the best places to view the night sky. This is one of the few courses in the world that has access to a planetarium as a teaching tool. Please note: no admission to under 16-years of age due to use of adult language (16-18 years must be accompanied by full paid adult). NEXT COURSE – January 2025…
Bio: After 31-years, Paul Curnow [B.Ed] is South Australia’s longest serving planetarium lecturer. He has been a member of the Field Geology Club of South Australia since 1992. In 2002, he served as a southern sky specialist for visiting U.S. and British astronomers who were in Australia for the total solar eclipse. After three decades of research, he is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian Aboriginal night sky knowledge; and in 2004, he worked in conjunction with the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Planetarium in Ohio, on the creation of a show that features Indigenous Australian stories of the night sky. Moreover, from 2018-2022, he has served as a consultant on Indigenous Astronomy for the Australian Space Agency. In addition, Paul runs several popular courses for the public that focus on the constellations, planetary astronomy, meteoritics, historical astronomy and ethnoastronomy, which primarily deals with how the night sky is seen by non-western cultures. He appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural 2010 Lake Tyrrell Star Party in Sea Lake, Victoria and in 2011 was a special guest speaker at the Carter Observatory in Wellington, New Zealand. Since 2012 Paul has taken the role of Lecturer for the ‘Astronomy & the Universe’ course (EDUC2066); and between 2019-2021 for ‘Science’ (EDUC 2030) for the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Moreover, since 2021 he has been a member of the Andy Thomas Space Foundation Education Advisory Committee. Paul appears regularly in the media and has authored over 50 articles on astronomy.
To be held at the Adelaide Planetarium (upstairs), Building P, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus. Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes SA 5095. *BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL & WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON*. Cost $240.00 per person.
Contact Name: Allison Price
Company Name: University of South Australia
Telephone: (08) 8302 3138
Email: [email protected]

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Adelaide Planetarium - UniSA Mawson Lakes, Adelaide Planetarium, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia,Adelaide, South Australia


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