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Rotary Meeting - Speaker Natasha Hurley-Walker

Date

From: Wednesday September 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday September 18, 2019, 8:00 pm

Natasha Hurley-Walker earned a PhD in Radio Astronomy at the University of Cambridge by commissioning and using a new radio telescope to perform its first science observations. The experience directly transferred to the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), which she also helped to commission. Using the MWA's high surface brightness senstivity, she discovered the lowest surface-brightness radio galaxy ever detected.

Tonight she will be speaking about the intersection of two of her passions: astronomy and sustainability. From how Indigenous Australians used astronomy to manage the land, to the impacts our growing energy usage has and will have in future, to what sustainable energy use might look like in the distant future, she'll show how these two concepts relate in surprising and beautiful ways.

Venue

Hillarys Yacht Club

65 Northside Drive, Hillarys WA 6025


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