Lecture: Total Solar Eclipse and Dome Experience

Brisbane Astronomical Society meeting, Total Eclipse 2012
Brisbane Astronomical Society meeting, 2012


LECTURE: “The Wonder of Totality” by Dr Kate Russo – Author, Psychologist, Eclipse Chaser

DOME FILM: “Oasis in Space” followed by an immersive tour of the night sky and overview of partial eclipse on 9 March seen from Cairns by Ian Maclean, Director, Night Sky Secrets Pty Ltd

WHEN: Thursday 18 February

TIME: 7.15pm for 7.30 start

WHERE: The Pier, Cairns

COST: $20 inc 40 minute lecture, 40 minute dome experience, informal Q&A, and light refreshments

REGISTRATION: see Night Sky Secrets to book

QUERIES: Ian Maclean, Shop 10 – The Pier, phone 4004091, ian@nightskysecrets.com.au

Come along for an evening of astronomy education and immersion. This evening will involve an eclipse lecture by Dr Kate Russo, who will outline why the total solar eclipse is one of the most intense and awe-inspiring nature events, and how it unexpectedly affects people. She will also provide details of the 2012 and 2015 total eclipses, and an overview of future opportunities for eclipse chasing in 2016 and 2017.

Attendees will also get to experience an astronomy show in the Dream Dome – a mobile planetarium that allows for an immersive experience. Local astronomer Ian Maclean will introduce a short film, followed by a tour of the night sky and details of how you can catch the partial solar eclipse from Cairns on the morning of 9 March.

Following the lectures, there will be an opportunity to mingle with Kate and Ian, with tea and biscuits provided.

This evening will appeal to those with a general interest in the wonders of our universe. Early booking is advised, as this event is anticipated to sell out as only 50 tickets are available.