[ASC-media] Sydney, 6 and 16 February: two talks on Australian science history

Helen Sim Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Wed Feb 2 04:29:39 CET 2011

This month Sydney's Powerhouse Museum hosts two talks on aspects of 
Australia's scientific history, given by Professor Miller Goss of the 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA.

1) *The man on the medal: Joseph Lade Pawsey* (Sunday 6 February, 
2.30-3.30 pm)
Each year the Australian Academy of Science awards a prize for 
outstanding research in physics---the Pawsey Medal. This talk describes 
his career and influence.

2) *Under the radar: the first woman in radio astronomy, Ruby 
Payne-Scott* (Wednesday 16 February, 12.30-1.20 pm)
Ruby Payne-Scott was one of the founders of the science of radio 
astronomy. She worked on radar during World War II, married in secret, 
and was an active communist. When forced to resign from CSIRO, she 
became an advocate for women's rights.
Details and online bookings: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/talks/ .

Helen Sim
Media Liaison and Public Relations

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Australian Astronomical Observatory

T: +61 2 9372 4251
M: +61 419 635 905

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