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Twilight Talks 2023 | Season 1

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


8 February – The Red Planet & Ballarat’s Lady Astronomer | Graeme Hood & Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter

Bar open from 5.00pm | Talk starts at 5.30pm

Graeme Hood is an amateur Astronomer who first turned to the skies as a young boy in 1957 to observe the Sputnik spacecraft. He has maintained a lifelong interest in the planetary area of Astronomy simply because he wanted to get answers to some of the questions of space in his own lifetime”. Hence his interest in the planetary missions.

This talk will explore the basic questions of the possibility of human life existing, either in the past, present or future on the planet Mars and its suitability for future human endeavours. There are 3 missions on Mars today and we will see some incredible data, visuals and sounds from this planet.

Graeme Hood
Graeme Hood

Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter

Historian, Federation University on the life and times of Ballarat’s lady astronomer Effie Baker

Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter


Free | We are pleased to advise that this series is being supported by Community Bank Buninyong

Bookings are essential.

Proudly supported by

Community Bank Buninyong


February 8
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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