Southern Sky Livestream: The Secret Life of Stars with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Duration: 1 hour
26 September, 8–9pm

FREE on Sydney Observatory’s Facebook Page. This livestream will become active at 8pm, no registrations required. Event details here.

Stroll through the cosmos with Astrophysicist Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith.

Broadcasting live from Sydney Observatory, see the stellar highlights of the September Southern Sky from our telescopes and discover the secret life of stars. From planetary nebula that form like beautiful butterflies around dying stars, to globular clusters where senior stars become cannibals – Professor Harvey-Smith guides us through the weird and wonderful personalities of the stars.

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist and the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador, a role based at the University of New South Wales. She was previously the Project Scientist for the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope at CSIRO. Her research investigates the birth and death of stars, colliding galaxies and cosmic magnetic fields. Lisa is the author of When Galaxies Collide and Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime and a presenter of ABC television’s ‘Stargazing Live’. Lisa’s new book The Secret Life of Stars will be released on 30 September 2020. Signed, personalised copies are also available online.