Join the Ballaarat Astronomical Society and Discover the mysteries of the Cosmos

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Meetings: The Society meets at 6.00pm on 2nd Friday of the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August (AGM), September, October, November, December (Christmas Breakup not formal meeting).

 

New Members most welcome to Members Night 2nd Friday of the Month except January. Members enjoy a discount for all programs at the Observatory, a 20% discount in the Science Shop, 20% discount at Observatory Events where there is a entry charge and a 10% discount in the Third Rock Cafe. Members who help with various events and functions have free entry to special events.

Next Members Event

Coming Members Nights.

 

Friday September 13th

5.00-6.00pm Citizen Science activities. Come along if you would like to learn more about citizen science. There are so  many images that scientists have to look at and they need help to identify the data. Can be astronomical or other disciplines. Students welcome. BYO dinner or chip in $5 for a takeaway.

 

7.00pm

AGM Followed by a talk about a new mineral.

In 1951, an apple-sized meteorite was found just outside Wedderburn, Australia. For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the chunk of cosmic iron and nickel.

Now, researchers at Caltech identified a new type of mineral—never before seen occur naturally—in the meteorite, an indication that the rare meteorite came from the core of a planet that blew apart.

The Wedderburn meteorite is red and black and covered in scars from its long journey through space. Speaker Judith Bailey