Monthly Archives: February 2014

ESO’s Director General visits Australia

This week, Australia welcomes Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the European Southern Observatory, who will visit various astronomy centres around the country to speak to research astronomers regarding ESO’s current research program and consider perspectives for the coming … Continue reading

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A visit to the Great Melbourne Telescope

Last Sunday, a group of the APS members took a brief pre-conference tour of the Great Melbourne Telescope restoration project. The group was met by Dr. Richard Gillespie who gave a fascinating and insightful presentation on the history of the … Continue reading

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APS 2014 – Planetarians in the Sun

Day two of the APS2014 and the conference is in full swing. After many hours spent inside the dome all the delegates bravely ventured out into the dazzling sunshine for this group photo. Apologies, to Tanya, who is not in … Continue reading

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APS – Make an alien competition

Members of APS have arrived in Melbourne and are enjoying getting together to share ideas and network. A highlight already, is the inaugral APS competition – inspired by the British Association of Planetariums conference. Our President, Warik Lawrance, tasked teams … Continue reading

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Seamans mission in Melbourne

Since the APS is in Melbourne over the next day or two I thought it was interesting to consider one of the other domes in Melbourne, the Seamans Mission. External photograph below The interior is delightful, including the 4 second … Continue reading

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What’s new in Adelaide

Hello All Some information about the Adelaide Planetarium Located within the University of South Australia at Mawson Lakes. The 45-seat auditorium has an 8-metre dome with the Zeiss ZKP-1 star projector. Included is a Mirror-Dome system currently operating at 1080×1920. … Continue reading

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