(NSW) Free event Jay Pasachoff, Eclipse lecture at Sydney Observatory

Jay Pasachoff presents “the Sun and Solar Eclipses”

Thursday December 16

7 to 8pm

Free entry, please note that even though the event has no cost bookings are required to secure a seat.

Lecture will take place in Sydney Observatory’s Marquee, Watson Rd The Rocks Sydney. Please arrive 6:45 for seating and ticket collection.

Jay Pasachoff has observed 51 solar eclipse specialising in studying the sun at total solar eclipses in order to find out how the corona gets so hot. .Also known for his work in astronomy education Dr Pasachoff is Director of Hopkins Observatory, Chair of the Astronomy Department and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy In 2003 Dr. Pasachoff received the 2003 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003 Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Astronomical_Society , “For his eloquent and informative writing of textbooks from junior high through college, For his devotion to teaching generations of students, For sharing with the world the joys of observing eclipses, For his many popular books and articles on astronomy, For his intense advocacy on behalf of science education in various forums, For his willingness to go into educational nooks where no astronomer has gone before.

Book on-line at http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/whatson/special-events/ or by phone 9921 3485

Allan Kreuiter Assistant Education Officer Powerhouse Museum T +61 2 99213488 F +61 2 92170489 W http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au

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