Dinner with the Stars Declared a Stellar Event!
On the 19th May Dr Phil Diamond, Chief of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, was the guest of honour at an intimate dinner at VSSEC. The star at the peak of VSSEC's central space created a fitting setting for stimulating dinner conversation about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and the discoveries that could be made.
The dinner was held as part of the Discover SKA program, with the support of Re-science, and gave the guests an opportunity to learn about the project from one of the leaders of Australia's bid to host the telescope. The dinner guests ranged from secondary students to retirees, and represented a wide range of backgrounds, but all had a common interest in the thrill of cutting edge science and technology.
If you missed this opportunity to meet Dr Diamond, he will presenting a Public Talk at the Scienceworks Planetarium, 7:30pm on the 9th June. The evening will conclude with a planetarium presentation by the Planetarium’s astronomer, Dr Tanya Hill. There will also be the opportunity to stargaze through telescopes (weather permitting). For more information please call the Scienceworks Booking Office 9392 4819.
For more Discover SKA events visit www.ska.gov.au/DiscoverSKA