TALK: Life Without the Moon

17 June 2023, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wesley Wing
Linked to the Exhibition Our Moon: Now, Then & Beyond

Life without Our Moon

Abstract: The Moon influences our lives in so many ways, through its physical effect on our world, on the lives of the animals, on our daily lives, and in our culture,  What if our Moon were to suddenly disappear? Would we survive; unfortunately probably not. Let's take a journey from the birth of the Moon, to its future and how it has been influencing our lives along the way.

Antony is the vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand and a former President of the Wellington Astronomical Society. As a child he looked up at the stars but it wasn’t till 2000 that he had his first look through a telescope. Now he is passionate about promoting Astronomy through public outreach and education, showing others the wonders of the night sky. He has a keen interest in the physical sciences, especially in quantum physics and cosmology, which looks at the birth of the Universe and its ultimate fate.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to use Wellington Astronomical Society's solar telescopes in the courtyard.