Blue Mountains News

An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?

Source: Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
Archived 30 Nov 2019 - Posted: 1 Oct 2019
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY SCIENCE AND ART PANEL
Presented By Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?

As part of the Western Sydney University (WSU) Observatory 25th Anniversary celebrations, Nepean Science Hub, Western Sydney University and Penrith Performing & Visual arts join forces on 5 October to explore the question of how big is space: An Infinite Universe: What is it, and can we ever understand it?

On Saturday 5 October, between 7pm – 9pm, WSU Observatory will host a provocative panel discussion examining the nature of existence itself. Five eminent thinkers from art, science and technology backgrounds are joined by expert science communicator and moderator Wilson Da Silva - award winning Science Communicator and co-founder of Cosmos magazine - in tackling the unknowable.

The panel will feature some of Australia's most eminent and internationally recognised astronomers; Professor Orsola de Marco, Dr Brad Tucker, Professor Ray Norris, and artists Tom Compagnoni and Emma Fielden.

Following the discussion Q&A, participants can take a tour of the dome with WSU Astronomer in Charge, Dr Ain de Horta, and view the night sky through a range of telescopes with the Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group (weather permitted). We take this opportunity to observe and celebrate the Moon, as the event also falls on the same night as International Observe the Moon Night!

 

Panelists

  • Professor Orsola de Marco / MQ Astronomer
  • Professor Ray Norris / WSU Astrophysicist
  • Dr Brad Tucker / ANU Astronomer
  • Mr Tom Compagnoni / Videographer, Producer, Wax Audio, Nine Entertainment
  • Ms Emma Fielden / Multidisciplinary Artist

 

What do we know? What is beyond human understanding? How can our study of space increase our knowledge of humanity? Come along to WSU Observatory on Saturday 5 October between 7pm – 9pm to discover an entirely new world beyond our own…

 

This event is part of the WSU Observatory’s 25th Anniversary and CURIOUS Art & Science 2019, presented by the Nepean Science Hub, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory, with support from Celestino Developments and Inspiring Australia NSW.


An Infinite Universe. What is it, and can we ever understand it?

Date:
Saturday 5 October 2019

Time:
7pm – 9pm

Venue:
WSU Penrith Observatory

Tickets:
Special 25th anniversary price $5 per person

 
Viewpoint Lodge Viewpoint Lodge Viewpoint Lodge Luxury Hideaway at Wentworth Falls

Recent News

Library Services Extended
Library Services Extended
Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation...
Community Assistance Program 2020 Recipients Announced
Community Assistance Program 2020 Recipients Announced
Community assistance donations are to be distributed to organisations...
Supporting Our Community: Council Waives Sportsground Fees
Supporting Our Community: Council Waives Sportsground Fees
Blue Mountains City Council has waived sportsground fees for the current...
Council establishes Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group
Council establishes Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group
A Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group (WRMRG) will be establishe...
Supporting Our Community After Bushfires: Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Action Plan Updated and Endorsed
Supporting Our Community After Bushfires: Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Action Plan Updated and Endorsed
Council’s Bushfire Recovery Action Plan outlines recovery efforts sinc...

What's New

Yulefest Stretch Limousine Transfers
Yulefest Stretch Limousine Transfers
Blue Mountains Limousines & Vintage Cadillacs Enjoy our Winter Magic Yulefest in the Blue Mountains. Let us drive you in our Luxury Stretch Limousine. 0400500542
Counselling - Sandplay & Art Therapies
Counselling - Sandplay & Art Therapies
Karen Curran - The Heart of Us When words are not enough. All ages. Gentle processes to change the effects of anxiety, worry, trauma, grief, stress.
OPEN Little Wombat Gallery
OPEN Little Wombat Gallery
Little Wombat Gallery and Roslyn Elms Images We are pleased to announce the reopening of Little Wombat Gallery 10/11/12 July!
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Escape to the Blue Mountains
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Winter is here! Toast marshmallows around the cosy fire-pit.
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Get the Girls Together for a WeekendAward winning historic accommodation for groups. Book instantly via our website.View Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation »