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Free Astronomy Public Lectures

DateSpeakerInstituteTopicLocationTimeBook
10/2/17Assoc. Prof. Emma Ryan-WeberCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityCosmology: from the Big Bang to the formation of atomsRoom TBA18:30-19:30Book
DateSpeakerInstituteTopicLocationTimeBook
18/2/16Dr Pablo A. RosadoCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityBlack hole binaries - a unique love storyATC10118:30-19:30Recording
18/3/16Elodie Thilliez and Matthew Agnew3rd and 1st year PhD students at Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityPlanets: From our Solar System to new ExoworldsAMDC30118:30-19:30Recording
15/4/16Dr Elisabete da CunhaCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityCosmic cartography: making maps of the Universe/td>AMDC30118:30-19:30Recording
20/5/16Dr Amanda KarakasMonash UniversityHeavy elements in Red Giant StarsATC10118:30-19:30
17/6/16Dr Alan DuffyCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityMaking Darkness VisibleAMDC30118:30-19:30Recording
22/7/16Rebecca AllenFinal year PhD student, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityLife in the Universe: Origins and DiscoveriesATC10118:30-19:30Recording
19/8/16Assoc. Prof. Chris FlukeCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityState of the Universe VI: The Olympic EditionATC10118:30-19:30
30/9/16Prof. Matthew BailesCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityDiscovering the Unexpected: Pulsars, Fast Radio Bursts and Aliens?ATC10118:30-19:30Recording
21/10/16Prof. Darren CrotonCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityInto the heart of darkness: supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxiesATC10118:30-19:30
18/11/16Dr Katinka GerebCentre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne UniversityThe role of hydrogen in the evolution of galaxiesAMDC30118:30-19:30No recording
16/12/16Dr Eric ThraneMonash UniversityLIGO, Gravitational Waves and the New AstronomyATC10118:30-19:30Book

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Liz Thackray
T: +61 3 9214 5569
F: +61 3 9214 8797
E: ethackray@swin.edu.au

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Previous Free Astronomy Public Lectures

The Free Astronomy Public Lectures begin during the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. All audio recordings can be accessed via the playlist below.


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

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