Dear ASC-ers,


We are pleased to invite you to RSVP to attend the next lecture in our free 2013 public lecture series, Australian Science: Global Impact, with Academy Councillor, Professor Brian Schmidt. Professor Schmidt will speak at the Shine Dome about Exploring the last frontier: Australia’s pioneering work in astronomy being held this coming Tuesday 5 March. Please find details below and RSVP via the eventbrite link as soon as possible.


For those who are not able to attend in person, this event will be live-streamed at


We hope you can attend.


Kind regards

Communications team

Australian Academy of Science




Exploring the last frontier: Australia's pioneering work in astronomy

Tuesday 5 March 2013, 6 pm

Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS Nobel Laureate
ARC Laureate and Distinguished Professor
Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University

Professor SchmidtBrian Schmidt is an ARC Laureate and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory. He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to "the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae", and this year was made a Companion of the Order of Australia. He is currently leading Mount Stromlo’s effort to build the SkyMapper telescope, a new facility that will provide a comprehensive digital map of the southern sky from ultraviolet through near infrared wavelengths.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Cochlear Foundation
Cochlear Foundation

Exploring the last frontier: Australia's pioneering work in astronomy

Over the past 60 years Australia has played a leading role in humanity's exploration of the Cosmos. From the establishment of radio astronomy, to the observations that underpin the standard model of the Universe, Australia has contributed using innovative instruments that incorporate world-leading technology.

Brian will describe Australia's role in helping establishing our view of the Universe, and speculate how our participation in the next generation of radio and optical telescopes will help unlock some of the Universe's great outstanding mysteries.


Tuesday 5 March 2013
Refreshments from 5:30 pm
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm


Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
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Free entry and parking


RSVPs essential via
Further information from Mitchell Piercey
Phone: 02 6201 9462
Fax: 02 6201 9494