Two Internationally renowned speakers will be presenting at the 2019 Festival of Astronomy events.
Professor Jonti Horner
"Are we alone?"
For as long as we have gazed at the sky, people have asked "Are we alone?". Past efforts to answer that question have, unfortunately, drawn a blank, and we are still hardly any wiser than our ancient ancestors. So where will we look next? And how close are we to truly understanding our place in the cosmos? Join USQ's Professor Jonti Horner, as we take a journey through our past and future efforts to search for life beyond the Earth.
Dr Katarina Miljkovic
“Impact! The sculptor of lunar and planetary surfaces”:
When you look up in the sky and see the Moon, you’d notice some areas appear darker. These are some of the largest impact craters in the solar system. If you’d look through a small telescope, you’d see lots more smaller craters on the lunar surface. What is their origin? Why isn’t Earth like that? Are Earth and the Moon the same system? These, and other questions, will be covered along with a historical overview and grand importance of Apollo missions and the soil samples they brought back to Earth.
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