Event Horizon Lecture

Wednesday 7 July 2010 6pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

La vallée des Alpes 2007–2010

CCP is pleased to present an evening of lectures by astrophysicist Professor Jeremy Mould and scientific photographer David Malin as part of the current exhibition Event Horizon. These leading authorities will discuss the phenomenon of black holes, space travel and the seemingly impossible task of documenting the parameters of our universe.

Jeremy Mould gained his PhD from the Australian National University and held postdoctoral positions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, and the Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington. He joined the Caltech faculty in 1982. He returned to Australia in 1992, where he became Director of Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories. He was Director of the US National Optical Astronomy Observatories from 2001–2007. He is now Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Physics.

David Malin is a British-born astronomical photographer who between 1975 and 2001 worked at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Sydney. His training and previous career in chemistry enabled him to pioneer methods–including ‘malinization’–of radically enhancing faint photographic images of distant galaxies and other celestial phenomena, greatly increasing the information obtainable from them. Malin has had a galaxy and a minor planet named after him. Among his many publications are Colours of the Stars (1984, with Paul Murdin) and A View of the Universe (1993).

Entry is limited. No bookings will be taken for this event. No bookings.

Event Horizon has been generously supported by the Besen Family Foundation, Cultures France, International Art Services, Melbourne Planetarium, Sofitel On Collins and Tint Design.

Image: Mathieu Briand, La vallée des Alpes 2007–2010, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist.

Last Updated 22 July 2010

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