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This coming Saturday: 120 Years of Astronomy Seminar

120 Years of Astronomy Seminar – open to all 
Saturday 14 March 2015, 5pm to 8:30pm
Organised by Sydney City Skywatchers , the city’s astronomy club, and held at Sydney Observatory this is an opportunity to hear great speakers focus on the contributions of amateur astronomers.
Cost: $10 (includes refreshments).
Numbers are limited so reserve your seminar seat today by emailing: secretary@sydneycityskywatchers.asn.au

5pm Introduction by Sydney City Skywatchers President, Mike Chapman

5:10pm Keynote presentation by Professor Wayne Orchiston
‘John Tebutt and the Formation of Sydney’s Earliest Astronomical Societies’

6:10pm Refreshments and discussion

6:30pm Sydney City Skywatcher presentations:

•  Monty Leventhal OAM, Steavenson Award ’22 years of Solar Observing’
•  Dr Nick Lomb, IMAgine Award, ‘Closing Encounters: the BAAs attempt to save Sydney Observatory’.
•  Toner Stevenson, PhD candidate  ‘Women in Amateur Astronomy in Australia’
•  Harry Roberts, Mike Kerr medal & McNiven Award ‘Astronomical Illustration’

8pm Concluding remarks

8:30pm Optional dinner at the Hero of Waterloo
(not included in seminar cost see website for menu and costs )

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