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Past Speakers

Here is the list of speakers from past meetings:

Date Speaker Topic
October 2017 Ted Dobosz – WSAAG member Total Solar Eclipse
September 2017 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Sourcing Astro Data
August 2017 Mr Bob Evans – WSAAG member Supernova research, past and present
July 2017 David Lloyd-Jones – WSAAG member Polar Alignment - A New Approach
June 2017 Dr Stuart Ryder - Australian Astronomical Observatory A Night on SOFIA
May 2017 Dr Emil Lenc - University of Sydney Journey to the Edge of the Universe - 3 Years of Research with the MWA
April 2017 Dr Luke Barnes – Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney The Cosmic Cheat Sheet: Become an astrophysicist in 30 minutes!
March 2017 Mr Alan Plummer – WSAAG member Amateur Astronomy Pays Well
February 2017 Dr Jordan Collier - Western Sydney University Infrared-Faint Radio Sources: a new population of high-redshift radio galaxies
November 2016 Professor Fred Watson AM - Australian Astronomical Observatory Moon Mysteries - A Celebration Of Our Nearest Celestial Neighbour
October 2016 Professor Geraint Lewis - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Is The Universe Fine-tuned For Life?
September 2016 Dr Elaina Hyde - Australian Astronomical Observatory A Journey Through The Sagittarius Stream
August 2016 Dr Lee Spitler - Macquarie University A Night In The Life Of An Astronomer
July 2016 Dr Jonathan Marshall - University of New South Wales Linking Planets and Dust in Planetary Systems
June 2016 Dave Gault, Tony Barry and Hristov Pavlov – WSAAG members Pluto Occultation and the Lucky Star Program
May 2016 Ted Dobosz – WSAAG member Image Processing in Astrophotography
April 2016 Professor Ray Norris - CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Planning For Unexpected Discoveries With EMU
March 2016 Dr Richard McDermid - Macquarie University What’s the Matter with Massive Galaxies?
February 2016 Hristo Pavlov – WSAAG member Spectroscopy for Amateur Astronomers
November 2015 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Milky Way Globular Clusters
October 2015 Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith - CSIRO Square Kilometre Array
September 2015 Raelene Sommer - Western Sydney University Space Junk
August 2015 Professor Geraint Lewis - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Einstein: Space-Time, Black Holes and Expanding Universes
July 2015 Dr Dennis Stello - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Updates from the NASA Kepler Mission
June 2015 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Observing the Night Sky
June 2015 Tony Barry – WSAAG member Video Astronomy and Deep-Sky Imaging
May 2015 Dr Nick Tothill - University of Western Sydney Antarctic Astronomy
April 2015 Gerry Aarts – WSAAG member Astrophotography Explained
March 2015 Mr Alan Plummer – Project Leader, Variable Stars South (VSS) Working With What We Have - Astronomy Under Sydney's Skies
February 2015 Dave Gault - WSAAG Member Mutual Phenomena of the Satellites of Jupiter
November 2014 Professor Miroslav Filipovic - University of Western Sydney Supernova Remnants in the Magellanic Clouds
October 2014 Dr Emil Lenc - University of Sydney Leading a revolution in radio astronomy - ASKAP and the MWA
August 2014 Professor Fred Watson AM - Australian Astronomical Observatory Good Morning Starshine
July 2014 Ted Dobosz – WSAAG member Camera Selection For Astrophotography
July 2014 Tony Barry and Dave Gault – WSAAG members Amateur Contributions In Astronomy
June 2014 Dr Ettore Carretti - CSIRO Giant "geysers" from the centre of the Milky Way
May 2014 Dr Caroline Foster - Australian Astronomical Observatory Probing Faint Stellar Structures Using Bright Astronomical Tracers
April 2014 Professor Michael Burton - University of New South Wales The Life Cycle of the Interstellar Medium
March 2014 Bob Paton - WSAAG Member Solar Imaging
February 2014 Dr Nicholas Bate - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Galactic Cannibalism in the Local Group
November 2013 Associate Professor Miroslav Filipovic - University of Western Sydney Aliens
October 2013 Joe Callingham - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Murchison Widefield Array
September 2013 Andrew O’Brien - University of Western Sydney Seeing the Invisible
August 2013 Dave Gault and Hristo Pavlov - WSAAG Members Asteroid Occultations
July 2013 Dave Gault - WSAAG Member Visual Occultation Observations
June 2013 Dr Stuart Ryder - Australian Astronomical Observatory Detecting Supernovae in Luminous Infrared Galaxies
May 2013 Dr Michael Ireland - Macquarie University Exoplanet Detection Methods
April 2013 Dr Jonathan Horner - University of New South Wales Rocks From Space
March 2013 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Eyepiece field of view
February 2013 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member An attempt at observing an occultation with the Linden 30 inch telescope
February 2013 Tony Barry – WSAAG member Visual observing with the Linden 30 inch telescope
November 2012 Tony Barry – WSAAG member Pluto occultation of 26th August 2012
November 2012 Gerry Flanagan – WSAAG member The total solar eclipse at Cairns
November 2012 Bob Paton – WSAAG member The partial solar eclipse at Mt Canobolas
October 2012 Raelene Sommer - Astronomy and Science Education Officer (UWS) Cosmic Collisions
September 2012 Dr Ángel Rafael López-Sánchez - Australian Astronomical Observatory Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies
August 2012 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Binary Stars
July 2012 Sammy Yousef – WSAAG member Binoculars
June 2012 Dr Amanda Bauer - Australian Astronomical Observatory A long time ago in galaxies far, far, away...
May 2012 Mr Alan Plummer – Visual Research Coordinator, Variable Stars South (VSS) Observing the observers through the light curve of Eta Carinae
April 2012 Dr Maria Cunningham - University of New South Wales Organic Molecules in the Interstellar Medium
March 2012 Dr Nick Lomb - Curator of Astronomy at Sydney Observatory The Transit of Venus - 1631 to the Present
February 2012 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Visual observing and star hopping
November 2011 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Visual magnitude and surface brightness
September 2011 Tony Barry and Dave Gault – WSAAG members Video Astronomy
August 2011 Professor Mike Dopita - Australian National University Re-ionization of the Universe
June 2011 Rodney Moulder – WSAAG member Demonstration of the EQ6 mount and Meade LX 75 telescope
May 2011 Associate Professor Paul Francis - Australian National University Comets
April 2011 Hristo Pavlov – WSAAG member Near Earth Object 2011 GP59
April 2011 Alex Boyd – WSAAG member Demonstration of Stellarium, Celestia and Mitaka
March 2011 Dr Tim Robishaw - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Radio Polarimetry
February 2011 Professor Simon O’Toole - Australian Astronomical Observatory Exoplanets and the SPADES Project
October 2010 Professor Fred Watson AM - Australian Astronomical Observatory An Alien Like You - Life on other Worlds
August 2010 Professor Mark Wardle - Macquarie University Sagittarius A*
May 2010 Mr Fred Vanderhaven - Amateur Astrophotographer Astrophotography
April 2010 Dr David Malin - Australian Astronomical Observatory Galileo's Legacy
March 2010 Mr Don Whiteman - Bintel Life as a Telescope Technician
February 2010 Dr Miroslav Filipovic - University of Western Sydney SETI program at UWS
November 2009 Professor Tim Bedding - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Asteroseismology
September 2009 Alex Boyd – WSAAG member Using Stellarium
September 2009 Rob Horvat – WSAAG member Night sky objects for southern observers
July 2009 Dr Graeme White Extrasolar Planet Searches
June 2009 Professor Geraint Lewis - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Influence of Dark Energy and Dark Matter on our Universe
May 2009 Mr Alan Plummer – Visual Research Coordinator, Variable Stars South (VSS) Observing Variable Stars
April 2009 Donna Burton - Telescopes Systems Support Engineer at Siding Spring My Experiences at Siding Spring
Professor Dick Hunstead - Sydney Institute for Astronomy - University of Sydney Lyman Alpha Absorption