Aurora talks in Hobart

Win this print valued at $290

Join us and get the chance to win this print valued at $290 (50x50cm canvas)

Come and be amazed by all things aurora during a special afternoon of science and wonder…

The talks will be at the Town Hall in Hobart (Macquarie St, across from the old Mercury building)
Entry : $5 (get a chance to win a $290 print)
When : Saturday 03 August at 3pm (finishes at 5.30pm)

960018_10200508035636072_1612554497_nMargaret Sonnemann will talk about the community Aurora Australis Tasmania, the good locations to view auroras in Tasmania and more.

521313_388874334489096_1153206440_nFrancois Fourie will show us some beautiful images and give an introduction to aurora and night sky photography.

“My name is Francois Fourie, and I’m addicted to photography.”
1004627_10151813861217415_1187122275_nCourtney Jones (local astronomer) will enlighten us about the science of auroras.
Courtney Jones is involved in world class astrophysical research both independently and as part of international collaborations. In 2013, Courtney is enrolled in three degree programs including a PhD in Physics, and was a finalist in the 2013 Southern Cross Young Achiever Awards: TEMCO Science and Technology Award. Courtney volunteers her time for school visits to promote maths, physics and astronomy and is a requested speaker at teacher curriculum development days. Check out some of her work on The Universe facebook page, where she signs her articles ‘CJ’.

887299_10200565895890699_1428535869_oDavid Hunter will present tools and information about aurora prediction and monitoring (for the geeks amongst us).

David Hunter is an archaeological geophysicist from Melbourne and an Aurora Australis enthusiast. He is most interested in the physics involved in auroras.




Your ticket entry will get you into a raffle to win this beautiful image as a 50 by 50 cm canvas print (image by Loic Le Guilly)