December Southern Sky Livestream with Astrophysicist Devika Kamath

Duration: 1 hour
17 December 2021, 9–10pm Video Conference

Journey through the December sky with astrophysicist Devika Kamath.

Broadcasting live from Sydney Observatory, see the highlights of the Southern Sky from our telescopes as Devika discusses the variety of dazzling objects that can be found in the universe. Discover the science behind her favourite star clusters, planets, nebulae and galaxies hidden within the Southern Sky.

This is a FREE event hosted on Sydney Observatory’s website and Facebook Page. Register to receive a reminder.

BIO

Dr Devika Kamath is a stellar astrophysicist and a Senior Lecturer in astronomy and astrophysics at Macquarie University. She is internationally recognised for her pioneering work on observational spectroscopic studies of rare dying stars, and their implications on the origin of chemical elements in our Universe. Her discovery of a new class of stars has proved that our Universe is far more diverse and complex than what standard theories predicted. Dr Kamath has been awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship to tackle a long-standing question in astrophysics: ‘How are chemical elements in the Universe produced?’. Fascinated by stars, she decided to become an astronomer at the age of 13. She has produced over 70 scientific publications and won competitive access to telescopes around the world.