Summary: Join Antarctic astronomer Matthew Freeman on his telling of his 6-week journey to the great Southern Continent during the summer of 2014/2015. His mission was to repair the HEAT telescope, an instrument that detects TeraHertz frequencies enabling new insights into the birth sites of stars. Discover how Matthew survived the coldest and driest place on Earth!
Light refreshments served from 6.00pm.
Telescope night sky viewing from 8.00pm (weather permitting).
Speaker Bio: Matthew Freeman is a PhD student member of the Antarctic astronomy group at UNSW Australia. He came across from New Zealand after achieving first class honours in his Master of Science degree from the University of Auckland. Matthew is also an outreach presenter for the UNSW Physics Outreach team.