November 2017 Skywatchers Meeting

The monthly meeting of Sydney City Skywatchers, the local amateur astronomy group affiliated with MAAS, is held in the Discovery Room at Sydney Observatory on the first Monday of each month. Meetings include a special presentation from a guest speaker, information about upcoming events, member’s reports and astronomy news. Meetings commence at 6:30pm and non-members are welcome to attend for a donation of $5. Learn more about Skywatchers.

Next Meeting is Monday November 06, 2017

Speakers: Melissa Hulbert on “Sun, Moon and Earth align” plus Adriano Massatani on astronomical time-lapse imaging.

Eclipse USA 2017
Eclipse T-Shirt Image. Photo and copyright Melissa Hulbert ©, all rights reserved.

Melissa presents her experience of eight total solar eclipses. Adriano will speak briefly about how to make astronomical time-lapse movies.

Melissa Hulbert: Travelling to watch eclipses is also a chance to immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re visiting. Melissa Hulbert will talk about the recent ‘Great American Eclipse’, some of the other interesting places she has observed eclipses from and some of the fascinating cultural highlights she as experienced. Melissa has successfully led three total solar eclipse tours all over the world and has been to 8 totalities, witnessing them all and loves sharing the wonder and awe of this amazing natural phenomenon. She is a keen astrophotographer and has imaged all 8 eclipses with great success.

Speaker bios: 

MelHulbertMelissa Hulbert works at Sydney Observatory and is also a casual instructor with Swinburne University’s Online Astronomy Course. She has worked in print media and in 2000 she was part of the ‘Science in the Pub’ team that won an Australian Eureka Award for Science Promotion.

Adriano Massatani is a member of Sydney City Skywatchers.

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