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Festival of Astronomy

From a hilltop on Queensland’s Darling Downs astronomers search for new worlds in the night sky.

Over time, their exemplary work has launched an international reputation for University of Southern Queensland (USQ) astronomers, astrophysicists and astrobiologists working with other leading institutions to research the cosmos.

This week members of the community will have the opportunity to join the team at the 2019 Festival of Astronomy (July 18-20) to celebrate all things space.

Leading minds such as Dr Katarina Miljkovic (Curtin University) and Dr Doug Hudgins (NASA Headquarters) will offer insight into topics such as: the InSight Mission on Mars; Impacts on the Moon and other planets in our Solar System;

and exoplanet discoveries (including by our own USQ Astrophysicists), with events planned in Brisbane, Springfield and Toowoomba.

Hundreds are expected to turn out for the community stargazing events at Springfield and Toowoomba overseen by USQ’s expert team, including Centre for Astrophysics director Professor Brad Carter.

The 2019 Festival of Astronomy is made even more stellar as it coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. 

To learn more, visit www.usq.edu.au/festival-of-astronomy

What:             Springfield Youth Astronomy Seminar
When:             18 July 2019
Where:           USQ Springfield, Auditorium, Room D101, D Block

What:             Toowoomba Youth Astronomy Seminar 
When:             19 July 2019
Where:           USQ Toowoomba, Room T125, T Block

What:             Toowoomba Astronomy Main Event followed by stargazing
When:             19 July 2019
Where:            USQ Toowoomba, Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre, Room H102

What:              Brisbane Planetarium Astronomy Seminar
When:             20 July 2019
Where:            Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Toowong

Submitted by:
Rhianwen Whitney,
Email: [email protected],

 Posted on : July 17, 2019

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