MPAS meeting April 2022

Society monthly meeting recorded on 20220420 at The Briars Mount Martha Observatory.

Meeting introduction and rundown of past month and upcoming events was given by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton.

The main talk was a public lecture (hosted during COVID-19 restrictions at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne), by Dr. Gail Iles, Physics Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, on the topic of “Protecting Astronauts from Space Radiation”.

Vice President, Mark Stephens, then presented “Sky for the Month”.

Other educational videos were shown by Peter Skilton as follows:

“How to Stop Yourself Being Ticklish”, presented by Dr. Emily Grossman, courtesy of the Royal Institution, London.

“Can You Walk in a Straight Line with Your Eyes Closed?”, presented by Dr. Emily Grossman, courtesy of the Royal Institution, London.

“Why Do Shower Curtains Billow Inwards?”, by Jon Farrow, courtesy of the Royal Institution, London.

“Filming the Speed of Light at 10 Trillion Frames Per Second”, by Gavin Free & Dan Gruchy of the Slo Mo Guys YouTube channel. This video is only available for viewing online at https://youtu.be/7Ys_yKGNFRQ and https://youtu.be/pvDJ_d1n5mI.

“Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Here’s Why.” by Dr. Derek Muller of the Veritasium YouTube channel.

A musical closure followed, showing a video of a Light Speed Journey to Mars in Real Time, courtesy of Dr. James O’Donoghue, Planetary Scientist, JAXA. Audio is of Beyond The Line by bensound.com.