Event ID:  21
Contact Name:  Kerrie Dougherty
Contact Email:  kerried@phm.gov.au
Contact Phone:  61-2- 92170204
Organization:  Powerhouse Museum
Event Web Site:  #http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/whatson/space-ann
Dates:  14th October 2007 to 14th October 2007
Type:  Public
Country:  Australia
State/Province:  NSW
City:  Sydney
Location:  Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Event Name:  Another Afternoon in Space
Event Description:  2.00-3.00pm. Surfing the Solar System, with Lucy Hawking. Lucy Hawking has collaborated with her world-famous father, Professor Stephen Hawking, to produce his first ever children's book, George's Secret Key to the Universe. Lucy will discuss working with her father on the book as well as providing an informative and entertaining look at what is - and isn't - out there! 3.30-5.00pm The Spitzer Space Telescope. The Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth and last of NASA's Great Observatories, has been exploring the universe at Infra-red wavelengths since late 2003. The telescope is achieving major advances in the study of astrophysical phenomena from our solar system to the edge of the Universe and has demonstrated technologies that are critical to future observatory missions. The presentation will look at how the Spitzer Space Telescope carries out its observation program, why infra-red observations are so important and the latest science results from research carried out with Spitzer. The presentation will be made by Robert K. Wilson, Spitzer Project Manager, and Dr. Harry Teplitz, a research Scientist from the Spitzer Program
Report on the Results:  With the drawcard of the famous Hawking name, this event was particularly successful, achieveing one of the largest audiences ever for the Powerhouse Museum's regular Sunday afternoon lecture series. Young people and family groups made up the bulk of the audience.
Attendance:  200
Media Impressions:  500000
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