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Stellar Spectra by Lesa Moore, ASNSW

Friday 3rd February 2017 - 8:00pm
Topic: Stellar Spectra
Speaker: Lesa Moore, ASNSW
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: This talk will discuss colours seen in the spectra of stars, production of the spectrum and the features in it, and classification of stars based on their spectra. Sample gratings will be available for examination and use and, weather permitting, some star viewing will take place using the speaker's telescope.
Biography: Lesa Moore has been an amateur astronomer and member of the Astronomical Society of NSW (ASNSW) since 1986. Her astronomical activities have included running courses in basic astronomy and working at three public-access observatories: Koolang Observatory (1992-2010), Macquarie University Observatory (2002-2009) and Sydney Observatory (2008-2014). She made a gradual transition into professional astronomy through her studies at Macquarie University. She attained an honours degree in 2003 and completed a Master of Philosophy in Astronomy in 2008. For five years, Lesa lectured in physics to nurses and environmental science students at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. Currently, Lesa enjoys education and public outreach activities with Princess Cruises, Tara Anglican School for Girls and the ASNSW.

A PDF version of this talk is available here: STELLAR SPECTRA.pdf

Event Date: 
Friday, 3 February, 2017 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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