Upper Yarra U3A

90 minutes Astronomy Sessions

Meeting Structure: Start 13:00
three 20 minutes sessions (subjects broadly based as below),
each followed by 10 minutes question Time and or Discussions
Meeting End 14:30

DATE 2014                 SUBJECT

2014 --------- Program February-June;
---------------- Program July-December
February 06 - a Video, Hidden Dimensions
-------------- - b Constellation Sextans - the Sextant
-------------- - c Constellation Families
-------------- - d Climate Warming Trends
---------- 20 - a Video, the Fate of the Universe
-------------- - b Constellation Crater - the Cup
-------------- - c Ten more Years for the Space Station
-------------- - d Water detected on Dwarf Planet Ceres
March 06 --- - a Video, In the Beginning
-------------- - b Constellation Antlia - the Pump
-------------- - c Countdown to Pluto
--------20 -- - a Video, The expanding Universe
-------------- - b Constellation Pyxies - the Mariner Compass
-------------- - c Equinox and the First Point of Aries
-------------- - d Hubble pictures of an Asteroid Break-up
-------------- - e The Biggest Telescope
April 03 ---- - a Video. A Free Lunch
------------ - - b Constellation Volans, the Flying Fish
------------ - - c Mars in Opposition
------- 17 -- - d April Eclipses
------- 17 -- - a Video, Universe of Universes
------------- - b Constellation Chamaeleon, the Chamelion
------------- - c New Moon forming at Saturn
------------- - d NASA Twin Experiment
May 01 ---- - a Video, Life and the Universe, final of the Alex Filipenko Series
------------- - b Conctellation Centaurus, the Centaur
------------- - c Growing Lettuce on the ISS
--------15 --- a Video, the Sun's brilliant Future
------------- - b Constellation Ophiuchus - Serpent Bearer
-------------- c John Dollond, BETTER VIEWING
--------29 -- a Video, White Dwarfs and Novas
-------------- b Constellation Lupus - The Wolf
-------------- c El Nino, Repeat of 1997?
-------------- d Jupiter's shrinking Red Spot
-------------- f Geneology of Greek Mythology
June 12 -- - a Video, Exploding Stars
------------ - b Constellation ARA - the Altar
------------ - c The Solar Mini-Max
------------ - d The Rosetta Comet Project
------- 26 -- a Video, Stealing to explode
------------- b Constellation Apus, Bird of Paradise
------------- c An orbiting Carbon Observatory
------------- d Laser Messages from Space
July 10 -- - a New Series Video, 24 Lectures on new Insight into our Solar System
----------- - b Constellation Octans - the Octant
----------- - c The A Train Carbon Observatory
----------- - d Oceans inside Titan
----------- - e Fruit Flies in Space Experiments
----- 24 --- a Video, Geometry of the Heavens
------------ b Constellation CRUX, The Cross
August 07 - a Video Truth and Beauty
----------- - a' Constellation Circinus - the Compass
------------- b Mystery in the Perseus Cluster
------------- c Perseus Meteors versus Super Moon
------------- d Rosetta Update
------------- e The Greek Alphabet
-------- 21 - a Video, The Laws of Motion
------------ - b Constellation Corona Australis
------------ - c A beautifull Conjunction
------------ - c Colliding Atmospheres
------------ - d Measuring Exoplanets
------------ - e Rosetta arrives at Target
September 04 a Video, Predictions and Theory
-------------- - b Constellation Grus, the Crane
-------------- - c Rosetta Landing Sites
-------------- - d Supernovas near Earth
------------ 18 a Video, Lecture 6- Evidence to Discovery
--------------- b Constellation Indus, the Indian
--------------- c Mystery in the Ozone Layer
--------------- d Keplers Laws of Planetary Motion
October --- 02 a Video, Lecture 7 - Space Age Solar System
------------- -- b Constellation Microscopium, the Microscope
---------------- c October Lunar Eclipse
---------------- d A Giant among Earth Satelites
------------ 16 a Video, Lecture 8 - The Star of Our Solar System
---------------- b Constellation Musca, the Fly
---------------- c First Light for Maven
---------------- d NASA Fleet prepares for Comet
------------ 30 a Video, Lecture 9 - Natural Wonders
--------------- b Constellation Norma, the Set Square
--------------- c Evidence for Young Lunar Volcanism
--------------- d Charles Gifford and the history of Craters
November 13 a Video, Lecture 10 Craters and Impacts
--------------- b Constellation Pavo, the Peacock
--------------- c How to land on a Comet
--------------- d Comet Siding Springs at Mars
---------- 27 a Video, Lecture 11 The Centre of Planets
-------------- b Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish
-------------- c more on Lunar Volcanos
-------------- d revisit the Jewel Box in CRUX
December 11 a Video, the Structure of Atmospheres

2015 Program February to June
------ Program July to December
February - 05 a Video, Lecture 13 Weather on other Worlds
--------------- b CETUS. Whale or Sea Monster
--------------- c Is our Milky Way a Wormhole
--------------- d The private venture Mars One
----------- 19 a Video, Lecture 14 Solar Storms
--------------- b CORVUS, the Raven or Crow
--------------- c Comet Lovejoy
--------------- d What if the Universe had no Beginning
March ---- 05 a Video, Lecture 15 a Myriad of Moons
--------------- b TELESCOPIUM, the Telescope
--------------- c Mysterious Bright Spot on Ceres
--------------- d Monster Black Hole at Cosmic Dawn
------------ 19 a Video, Lecture 16 Ring Systems of Planets
--------------- b LEO MINOR, the small Lion
--------------- c Magnetic Reconnections
--------------- d Planck and the expanding Universe
April ----- 02 a Video Lecture 17 Comets, the interplanetary Nomads
-------------- b Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
-------------- c The April 4 Total Lunar Eclipse
-------------- d What causes a Lunar Eclipse
---------- 16 a Video Lecture 18, The Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud
------------- b Monoceres, the Unicorn
------------- c Accellerating Universe? Not so fast!
------------- d ALMA and Gravitational Lensing
------------- e Hubble spies enigmatic Quasar Gosts
------------- f Jupiter ends Retrograde on 8 April
---------- 30 a Video Lecture 19, Definition of a Planet
------------- b Aquila, the Eagle
May----- 14 a Video Lecture 20, Solar System Formation
------------- b Constellation Orion, the great Hunter
------------- c The Orion Nebula
------------- d Auroras on Mars
------------- e What is Dark Energy
------------- f Measuring the most distant Galaxies
------------- g The Science behind the Nepal Earthquakes
--------- 28 a Video Lecture 21, Stars and Planets are born
------------ b Constellation Serpens. the Serpent
------------ c Saturn in 2015
------------ d Faster than Light Travel, are we there yet?
June --- 11 a Video Lecture, Exoplanets and Systems
------------- b Constellation Equuleus, the Little Horse
------------- c The Giant Magellan Telescope is a go
------------- d The Large Hadron Collider is back in Business
---------- 25 a Video Lecture 24, Life in the Cosmos (Session cancelled by CFA)
------------- b Constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin
------------- c Geomagnetic Storm Strikes
July ---- 09 a Video, new Series: The History and Nature of our Universe
--------------- by Professor Mark Whittle. Lecture 1: the Journey ahead
------------- b Constellation Andromeda
------------- c The Flammarian Picture
--------- 23 a Video, Lecture 2: Denizens of the Universe
------------ b Constellation Boötes, The Herdsman
------------ c New Horizon at Pluto
------------ d The Universe ringing like a crystal glass
------------ e Crepuscular Rays
August 06 a Video, Lecture 2: Denizens of the World
------------ b Constellation Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs
------------ c Kepler 453b Super Earth
------------ d SETI Breakthrough
------------ e August Special
-------- 20 a Video, Lecture 3: Cosmic Principles
------------ b Constellation Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia
------------ c Durer's Constellations
------------ d The two Faces of Gravity
------------ e Intelligent Life in the Universe
September 03 a Video, Lecture 4: The Stuff of the Universe
---------------- b Constellation Cepheus, the King
---------------- c How to spot the International Space Station
---------------- d Our Moon crossing over Earth
------------ 17 a Video, Lecture 5: Sweep of Cosmic History
---------------- b Constellation Coma Berenices, Berenices Hair
---------------- c How many Eclipses can we have in one year
---------------- d Charting the slow death of the Universe
October -- 01 a Video, Lecture 5: Measuring Cosmic Distances
--------------- b Constellation Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown
---- ---------- c Supermoon or Superstition
--------------- d Milky Way Black Hole encounters G2
----------- 15 a Video, Lecture 8: Distances and Appearances
-------------- b Constellation Cygnus, the Swan
-------------- c Where to look for ET
-------------- d How close are we to visiting Mars
-------------- e Seeing a Shockwave
-------------- f Close encounter with Enceladus
----------- 29 a Video Lecture 9: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
-------------- b Constellation Draco, the Dragon
-------------- c Daily Views of Earth from the Lagrangian point
-------------- d The Moons of the Solar System
November 12 a Video Lecture 10: Cosmic Geometry
--------------- b Constellation Hercules, the Strongman
--------------- c Another glimpse of Mars from Curiosity
--------------- d Comet Catalina
----------- 26 a Video Lecture 11: Cosmic Expansion, Energy
-------------- b Constellation Lacerta, the Lizard
-------------- c Why do Stars twinkle and Planets do not
-------------- d New Telescope to explore Dark Energy
December 10 a Video Lecture 12: Cosmic Accelleration
--------------- b Constellation Lyra, the Harp
--------------- c Latest Images from Rover Curiosity
--------------- d Is Mars going to loose its moon Phobos

2016 Program February to June
----- Program July to December
February - 11 a Video Lecture 13 Cosmic Microwave
--------------- b Constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear
--------------- c When does the Age of Aquarius begin?
--------------- d Are the Aliens extinct?
--------------- e See all five Planets simultaneously
--------------- f Solid evidence for a 9th Planet
--------- - 25 a Video Lecture 14, The First Million Years
-------------- b Constellation Ursa Minor, the Little Bear
-------------- c Gravitational Waves detected
-------------- d Happy Birthday Nicolaus Copernicus
March - 10 - a Video Lecture 15, Primordial Sounds
-------------- b Constellation Pegasus, the Winged Horse
-------------- c Supermoon Total Solar Eclipse
-------------- d Earth passes between Jupiter and the Sun
-------------- e Asteroid 2013 TX68 Uncertainties
-------------- f Why Space Bodies come in different Sizes
------- - 25 - a Video Lecture 16, Sound as Cosmic Diagnosis
-------------- b Constellation Virgo, the Virgin
-------------- c On Magnitude, Brightness and Luminesity
-------------- d dark Voids not empty
April - 7 - a Video Lecture 17, Seeding Structure
-------------- b Constellation VULPECULA - The Fox
-------------- c Johann Bayer Chart 49
-------------- d Mimosa, Star of the week
------------- e Virtual Telescope 100000km across
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21 - a Video Lecture 18, the Dark Age
-------------- b Jim Blanksby's little treasure
------------- c Constellation TUCANA -the Toucan
------------- d Top 6 things about Gravity
------------- e The Moon maintains Earth's Magnetic Field
May --- 5 - a Video Lecture 19, Infant Galaxies
------------ b Constellation TRIANGULUM - the Triangle
------------ c Breakthrough Starshot
------------ d Happy Birthday Jan Oort
--------- 19 - a Video Lecture 20, Galaxy Evolution
------------ - b Constellation Taurus - the Bull
------------ - c Transit of Mercury
-------------- d Tabby Star, Dyson Sphere
-------------- e Kepler's new Exoplanets
June --- 2 - a Video Lecture 21, Black Holes
------------- b Constellation Scorpius, the Scorpion
------------- c Understanding massive Black Holes
------------- d More on how Life got started on Earth
------------- e Is Dark Matter made of Black Holes?
-------- 16 - a Video Lecture 22, Large scale Structure
------------- b Constellation Sagitarius, the Archer
------------- c Globular Cluster, Omega Centauri
------------- d Jupiter Spacecraft Juno
------------- e Whats in a Name?
------------- f Saturn Opposition
-------- 30 -a Video Lecture 23, Creation of the Elements
------------ b Constellation Sagita, the Arrow
------------ c Revisiting Precession of the Equinoxes
------------ d Solstices at Stonehenge
------------ e Hunt for Dark Matter
July --- 14 a Video Lecture 24, Understanding Elements
------------ b Constellation PISCIS AUSTRINUS - Southern Fish
------------ c Our Place in the Cosmos
------------ d How to capture a Satelite
------------ e 2016 will have a Leap Second
---------28 a Video lecture 25, the Light Elements
------------ b Constellation Lynx, the Lynx
------------ c The Day the Earth Smiled
------------ d Origin of Mare Imbrium
------------ e The 2016 Perseids
August 11 a Video Lecture 26, the Concordance Model
------------ b Constellation CAMELOPARDALIS, the Giraffe
------------ c ISS celebrating 100K
------------ d Twilight, the Time between Day and Night
------------ e X at the Heart of the Milky Way
------------ f The Beauty of M16
August 25 a Video Lecture 27, Physics at Ultra High Temperatures
------------ b Constellation Auriga, the Charioteer
------------ c Saturn Stationary in the Sky
------------ d Physic confirm a possible 5th Force
September 8 a Video Lecture 28, The Particle Cascade
--------------- b Costellation Perseus - Perseus
--------------- c SETI, No Alien Signal - the Kardashev Scale
--------------- d NASA Mission over New Zealand
--------------- e More on Tabby's Star
----------- 22 a Video Lecture 29, Matters and Forces
-------------- b Constellation Pisces, the Fishes
-------------- c The Sun enters Virgo Constellation
-------------- d September Equinox
-------------- e The Zodiacal Light
-------------- f has the Anthropocene Age begun?
October 6 - a Video Lecture 30, Puzzles Remaining
------------- b Messier 1, the Crab Nebula
------------- c This Day in Science, Michael Faraday
------------- d This Day in Science, E=mc2
--------- 20 a Video Lecture 31, is Inflation the Solution?
------------- b Jim Blanksby Telescope Presentation
------------- c Messier 2 Globular Cluster
------------- d This Day in Science, Discovery of Neptune
------------- e 2016 ends with three Super Moons
------------- f Farewell Rosetta
------------- g Two Trillion Galaxies
November 3 a Video, Lecture 32 - The Quantum Origin
-------------- b Messier 3, in Canes Venatici
-------------- c Insight into Giant Meteor Craters
---------- ----d The Space X Project
-------------- e Pillars of Cosmic Destruction
---------- 17 a Video, Lecture 33 - Stunning Creativity
------------- b Messier 4, Globular Cluster in Scorpius
------------- c Asgardia - Space Station or Pie in the Sky
------------- d Ready for Mars - EXO MARS
------------- e Halloween - an Astronomical Holiday
------------- f How to spot the International Space Station
December 1 a Video, Lecture 34 - The Anthropic Argument
-------------- b Messier 5, Globular Cluster in the constellation Serpens
-------------- c A new Supercluster of Galaxies
-------------- d A new view of Ceres
---------- 15 a Video, Lecture 35 - What's Next
------------- b Christmas Breakup at Kurth Kiln
------------- c Presentation

2017 Program February to June
February 09 a Video, Lecture 36 - A comprehensible Universe
------------- b Why the new year begins on January 1
------------- c The Messier Objects in the Sky
------------- d Messier Objects List
---------- 23 a Video, New Series: Seeing and understanding Cosmic Wonders
---------------- by Professor Alex Filippenko. Lecture 1 - Day and Night Sky
-------------- b Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster
-------------- c Why Planet Venus is brightest in February
-------------- d Earth Magnetic Pole Reversal Imminent?
March --- 09 a Video, Lecture 2 - The Blue Sky
-------------- b Guide to the Night Sky - March
-------------- c Messier 7, the Ptolemy Cluster
-------------- d Trappist-1 has seven Planets
-------------- e This Date in Science
-------------- f What is Retrograte Motion
---------- 23 a Video, Lecture 3 - The Rainbow Family
------------- b Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula
------------- c Comet Enke nearest the Sun
------------- d Today in Science, Yuri Gagarin
------------- e Where was Dark Matter in the early Universe
April ---- 06 a Video, Lecture 4 - Solar Halos
------------- b Guide to the Night Sky - April
------------- c Messier 9, Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
------------- d Public search for elusive Planet 9
------------- e Is Dark Energy really necessary
---------- 20 a Video, Lecture 5 - Clouds and Crystals
------------- b Messier 10, NGC 6254 Globular Cluster
------------- c A Galactic Year Time Frame
------------- d The First Sign of Dark Matter
------------- e Gravity, much about Nothing
May ----- 04 a Video, Lecture 6 - Sunset and Sunrise
-------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, May
-------------- c Messier 11, NGC 6705, Wild Duck Cluster
-------------- d 'Cassini' starts final Fly-by Series
-------------- e Supernova
---------- 18 a Video, Lecture 7 - Stars and Constellations
------------- b Messier 12, Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
------------- c Omega Centauri Globular Cluster
------------- d The Lagrange Points
------------- e Star of the Week, Thuban
------------- f Today in Science, Alan Shepard
June ----- 01 a Video, Lecture 8 - Planets and their Motion
-------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, June
-------------- c Messier 13 (The Great) in Hercules
-------------- d MagneticBridge between Galaxies
-------------- e Does our Sun have a Name?
-------------- f Sunspots, Cosmic Rays and Earth Climate
-------------- g The Solar Eclipse Stamp
-------------- h This Day in Science, Kennedy's Speech in 1961
---------- 15 a Video, Lecture 9 - The Moon and its Phases
------------- b Messier 14, Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
------------- c June Solstice 2017
------------- d Mastering Moon Phases
------------- e Biblical Signs in the Sky
------------- f About Rain on Mars
---------- 29 a Video, Lecture 10 - No Power for Video
------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, July
------------- c Messier 15, Globular Cluster in Pegasus
------------- d View of the Inner Solar System
------------- e We live in a Cosmic Void
------------- f We are not alone
------------- g Slowest Sunset at Solstices
July ----- 13 a Video, Lecture 10 - Solar Activities and Auroras
------------- b Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula
------------- c Guide to the Bright Planets
------------- d Asteroid Day 2017
---------- 27 a Video, Lecture 11 - Solar Eclipses
-------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, August
------------- c Messier 17 Omega Nebula in Sagittarius
------------- d James Webb Space Telescope
------------- e Song of the Sun
August - 10 a Video, Lecture 12 - Celestial Sights
------------- b Messier 18, Open Cluster in Sagittarious
----=-=---- c Watch for Delta Aquariid Meteors
------------ d August is Eclipse Month
------------ e We are Galaxy Stuff
------------ f Find the Teepot and the Galaxy Centre
---------- 24 a Video, Lecture 1 - Introduction to Black Holes
------------- b Messier 19, Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
------------- c Four Earth sized Planets found
------------- d Earth Eclipses are Special
------------- e Constellation Cepheus looks like a House
------------- f Some Eclipse Images
September 7 a Video, Lecture 2 - Death of massive Stars
-------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, September
--------------c Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula
--------------d Biblical Signs in the Sky
----------- 21 a Video, Lecture 3 - Birth of a Black Hole
-------------- b Messier 21, Open Cluster in Sagittarius
-------------- c Does Organic Material in Comets predate Solar System
-------------- d Messier 31, The Andromeda Nebula
-------------- e Cassini - The Grand Finale
October -- 5 a Video Lecture 4 - Stellar Mass Black Holes
------------- b Guide to the Night Sky, October
------------- c Messier 22, Open Cluster in Sagittarius
------------- d Solar Eclipse Presentation by Jim Blanksby
------------- e How Earth and Mars were created
------------- f Sun on the Sky Equator
----------- 19 a Video Lecture 5 - Monsters of the Milky Way
-------------- b Messier 23, Open Cluster
-------------- c
-------------- d Thoughts on Space and Time and Black Holes

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