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The Life and Times of our Milky Way Galaxy with Dr Amanda Bauer – Sun 2nd Oct


Sunday October 2nd, 2016 – 11:00 am (entry by gold coin donation on the day - all donations to the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA))


Coonabarabran Bowling Club

Who? Dr Amanda Bauer!

The nearby spiral galaxy M83 (NGC 5236). Three-colour image made from BGR plates taken at the AAT prime focus: 2389 IIa-O/GG 385 30m 2390 IIa-D/GG 495 30m 2391 098-04/RG 610 35m

Dr Amanda Bauer is an Astronomer and Outreach Officer for the Australian Astronomical Observatory. In 2015, she was named in the “Top 5 Under 40” among Australian Science Communicators and Researchers and received the Australian Institute of Physics NSW Community Outreach to Physics Award. Amanda uses earth-based and orbiting space telescopes to explore variations in how galaxies formed, how they lived their lives, and how they evolved into the diverse array of galaxy species we see today. You can find her online as @astropixie at

What is the Subject?

“The Life and Times of our Milky Way Galaxy”

What will happen to our Milky Way Galaxy when it inevitably crashes into the titanic Andromeda galaxy? A lot of change! But no need to worry about this cosmic disaster during our lifetimes, though, as the head-on collision will not occur for another 4 billion years. This presentation takes the audience through the story of our Galaxy, from its formation soon after the Big Bang, to the distant future when the stars are no longer burning. The Milky Way Galaxy is an exciting place to call home!

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