ASAW is the local astronomical society for the Albury-Wodonga region. We have a great group of members, ranging in experience from novice to world-class amateur astronomers. The society has a good range of equipment for members to borrow and there’s plenty of help on offer for purchasing and using equipment.

“Dishing up the Data: Parkes and Apollo 11” with John Sarkissian

Wednesday the 4th of September, 2019
7pm in the Main Lecture Theatre
La Trobe University, Wodonga.

The Australian film, The Dish, highlighted the role played by the Parkes Radio Telescope in tracking and communicating with the Apollo 11 mission. However, the events depicted in this film represent only a single snapshot of the role played by Parkes in the exploration of the Solar System by NASA.

Next month's meeting of the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga will feature special guest speaker Ken Harrison.

Ken is a former president of the Astronomical Society of Victoria and he has a passion for observing/imaging The Sun and doing Spectroscopy.

Wednesday May 3rd at 7pm in the main lecture theatre at La Trobe University Wodonga.

All welcome.

Dr Tyler Bourke is a Project Scientist with the Square Kilometre Array and is based at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the UK.

He studied at ANU and gained his BSc majoring in Physics.  He went on to do a Masters and PhD at UNSW and did his PhD research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Boston (CfA)

He held various positions at the CfA from the early 2000s including 1 ½ years in Hawaii. He has been with the SKA Project since 2013.

His lecture is entitled "The World's Largest Radio Telescope in your Backyard"