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April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6
SETI and breakthrough listen: Are we alone?
Robert Hollow (Educations Specialist, Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO)
The CSIRO Parkes radio telescope is a key facility in the Breakthrough Listen project. This is the largest and most sensitive search yet for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI) conducted to date and involves telescopes in both hemispheres.
Dr Stuart Ryder (Head of International Telescope Support, Australian Astronomical Observatory)
Why do some stars end their lives in catastrophic supernova explosions? Those of us who study supernovae are the “forensic detectives” of astronomy, piecing together clues about the star that exploded using everything from X-rays to radio waves.