Wednesday 7 July 2010, 6pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.
CCP presents an evening of lectures by astrophysicist Professor Jeremy Mould and scientific photographer David Malin as part of the exhibition Event Horizon. These leading authorities discuss the phenomenon of black holes, space travel and the seemingly impossible task of documenting the parameters of our universe.
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).
For a recording of David Malin's lecture, click here MP3, 44.1MB
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.
For a recording of Jeremy Mould's lecture, click here MP3, 18.2MB