2 years ago

When:
12 October, 2016

Location:
E6B 2.300 Physics and Astronomy Multipurpose Room

Organised by:
Physics and Astronomy Society


Andrew Jacobs the curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney. He will be giving a special talk for MUPAS called "Lights in the Sky - How to distinguish aircraft from spacecraft and comets from contrails"

Come along on Wednesday evening after class for some pizza, snacks and learn something new.

To find the multipurpose room, enter the Physics & Astronomy Department's main doors (upstairs in E6B), take the first left and follow the corridor.

Abstract:
Sydney Observatory's "Lights in the Sky" page invites the public to report their observations of mysterious and unexplained sightings in the sky. Andrew has moderated these for the last few years. We will look at how to identify the various man-made, atmospheric & astronomical lights up there. We will have a look at some of the more spectacular 'lights; of the last few year - naked-eye spiral clouds and daytime fireballs. And delve into the more...well, unusual reports!