MPAS Meeting August 2020

Society monthly meeting pre-recorded without audience during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on 20200819. Meeting introduction and rundown of past month and coming month events was given by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton. The planned visiting speaker live Science Week talk wasn’t possible this month due to the pandemic restrictions. Instead, member and author Eden White from near Phillip Island spoke about “The Big Bang” in a Zoom meeting, which was live for those members who dialled in. This was followed by Vice President, Mark Stephens, presenting “Sky for the Month” online, then Dr. Sky Murphy presenting online about “Science Week Special T”. Following that, Dr, Derek Muller of the YouTube Veritasium channel gave a talk about “The Science of Six Degrees of Separation”. He is a Traralgon-born physicist who lives in Los Angeles these days. A musical closure was then featured from member Paula Miles singing acapella the Abba classic “Dancing Queen”.