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April 2018

Tasmanian Youth Science Forum 2018

April 17, 2018 - April 19, 2018

The Tasmanian Youth Science Forum is a program for Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students with an interest in science, engineering and technology. Participants will spend three days during the Easter break at the University of Tasmania taking part in a variety of workshops with University researchers and students. The Tasmanian Youth Science Forum offers participating students an insiders' perspective on university life and an opportunity to discuss future course options with key people. Students will be able to connect…

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June 2018

Sistema Huautla: Cave diving for exploration & science in one of the world’s most spectacular deep caves

ummary Royal Society of Tasmania June Lecture Start Date 5th Jun 2018 8:00pm End Date 5th Jun 2018 9:00pm Venue Royal Society Room, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. (Entry from Dunn Place) RSVP / Contact Information No RSVP necessary. Enquiries: royal.society@tmag.tas.gov.au or 6165 7014 Dr Klocker will talk about recent caving and cave diving expeditions he has led to Sistema Huautla, one of the world's deepest cave systems located in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. He will focus…

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Mega Volcanic Eruptions and the Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time

June 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Summary The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2018 Launceston Lecture Series Start Date 24th Jun 2018 1:30pm End Date 24th Jun 2018 2:30pm Venue Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk RSVP / Contact Information No RSVP required. Presented by Dr Karin Orth Five near extinguishments of life on Earth have been related to changes in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. Extra-terrestrial meteorites are often blamed, but Earth’s own forces may be suspect. Heat within the Earth builds volcanoes. Even small volcanic eruptions…

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March 2019

Cosmic Voids: What’s in there?

The Universe on its largest scales (i.e. scales of billion of light years) has the form of a web. The cosmic web permeates the entire Universe. On these cosmic scales matter is distributed along filaments. The nodes of the cosmic web (where the filaments cross) are occupied by clusters and groups of galaxies. In one such place our own galaxy resides. Cosmic voids are places between filaments. These are vast, seemingly empty regions, almost devoid of galaxies. Cosmic voids could harbour hundreds of thousands…

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