MPAS Meeting January 2020

20200115 MPAS meeting with Duane Hamacher & RSV Society

Monthly meeting held at The Briars observatory on 20200115. Meeting introduction and rundown of past month and coming month events was given by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton. The main talk then followed on the topic of Australian Indigenous Astronomy, by Dr. Duane Hamacher from Monash University at the date of the recording. This talk was a pre-recorded video that was originally recorded by the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne, and is re-screened for MPAS audiences by special permission. Following the talk, the group then adjourned for a tea break before reassembling to hear Dr. Sky Murphy with Fire in the Sky, followed by Vice President, Mark Stephens, with Sky for the Month. Peter Skilton then followed with some short educational videos about Animals and the Space Race (American, Lance Geiger, TheHistoryGuy, Illinois), Can You Stand on Liquid Mercury (American, Cody Don Reeder, Geologist, Utah). and The Truth About Water Down the Toilet/Plughole (Veritasium, Dr. Derek Muller, Sydney, & Destin Sandlin, SmarterEveryDay, Alabama rocket engineer).