Other events in Sydney

Enter the dead star

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
2019 Botany View Hotel, 597 King St, Newtown,
Sydney 2042
Sold Out!
An astrophysicist and a curator walk into a bar ... and talk about dying stars, space exploration and how our space history is being captured for future generations.

The cosmic tango

Dr Devika Kamath (Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics, ARC DECRA Fellow, Macquarie University)
Stars are the building blocks of our Universe. The majority of them spend most of their lives locked in a relationship with a partner star. This relationship not only alters their stellar lives but also determines their ultimate fate!

Dr Kamath is a Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Macquarie University and is internationally recognised for her work on dying stars. She has recently been chosen as one of the 'Superstars of STEM' by Science & Technology, Australia.

What's an astronomer doing in a museum?

Dr Sarah Reeves (Assistant Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum))
What is a science curator and what does one do? Come and hear about some of the latest developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration, and learn how Museums are working to capture and preserve these achievements for future generations.

Dr Reeves completed her PhD in Astronomy at the University of Sydney in 2016. She worked for 5 years as an astronomy guide at Sydney Observatory before taking up her current position as a science curator at the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS).