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When Sun, Moon and Earth Align

This talk was presented at our 23 Feb meeting. Melissa has been invited to the 26th Annual South Pacific Star Party to present the same talk to a wider audience on the Saturday afternoon. 

Topic: When Sun, Moon and Earth Align
Speaker: Melissa Hulbert, Sydney Observatory
Abstract: Melissa has successfully led three total solar eclipse tours all over the world and has been to eight 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 eight eclipses with great success. Travelling to watch eclipses is also a chance to immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re visiting. Melissa 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 has experienced.
Biography: Melissa Hulbert works at Sydney Observatory and is also a casual instructor with Swinburne University’s Online Astronomy Course. She has also 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.

Event Date: 
Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 20:00
Location: 
Wiruna Dark Sky Site

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