New Ideas in Astronomy and Cosmology

University of the Third Age, Emerald, Victoria

 

2012

Presentations

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

Session 13

 

 

Presentation to Mt. Burnett Observatory – How Particle Physics Sheds Light on Cosmology

or “Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be”

 

Reference Material

Perspective: a comparison of the sizes of our planet and various stars

Planets 1

Planets 2

Sun & Planets

Sun & Arcturus

Sun & Antares

 

Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics – 2010 to 2020

National Research Council, USA

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12951.html

Decadal Plan for Astronomy of the Australian Academy of Science 2006 to 2015

National Committee for Astronomy of the Australian Academy of Science

http://www.atnf.csiro.au/nca//DecadalPlan_web.pdf

Link to Monash Center for Astrophysics

http://moca.monash.edu/

 

The Powers of Ten video narrated by Phillip Morrison:

http://www.youtube.com/user/EamesOffice

This is the home page of the Wilson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP:

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/

This is the home page of the Hubble Space Telescope:

http://hubblesite.org/

You can download a very good tutorial on Cosmology from the WMAP site:

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/cosmology/cosmology.html

 

2011

Slides

Images

Videos

Session 1

Hubble Deep Space (1,435 KB)

WMAP Video (2,257 KB)

Session 2

 

Harmonices Mundi(17,797 KB)

Session3

 

Simultaneity (10,788 KB)

Session 4

 

Inertia Demo (6,427 KB)

Session 5