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Mapping the Night Sky

  • 18 Feb 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000


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by Keith Treschman, RGSQ Member. Keith is a Science Teacher and has taught Science in secondary schools for over 40 years.  He has a passion for Astronomy and has written curriculum materials on this topic for teachers.  His PhD is on “Astronomical Tests of General Relativity”.  He is responsible for the installation of an observatory at Brisbane Girls Grammar School – this is at its outdoor centre near Gympie. In this facility are 4 telescopes, 3 of which are operated by the students robotically from their computers.

Topic Overview:  How is the equivalent of latitude and longitude applied to the position of a star?  Without a Greenwich in the sky, what is a convenient starting point for the equivalent of longitude?  On what basis is the sky divided into areas denoted by constellations?  What is the importance of the zodiac?

Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

Coordinator:  Kay Rees

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Tel 07 3368 2066
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