Archive for June, 2016


Next Wednesday (6 July, 2016), I have the honour of presenting the 2016 Harley Wood Lecture, which was inaugurated in 1984 as an annual lecture in honour of the first President of the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA). Harley Wood was Director of Sydney Observatory for over thirty years from 1943 to 1974.

The event is sponsored by Sydney Ideas. After my talk, there will be a response by Professor Mark Colyvan, a philosopher at the University of Sydney who has published on philosophical aspects of fine-tuning.

The lecture is free; register online here. (more…)


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I recently gave a brief introduction to the evidence for the Big Bang theory to Year 10 students as a part of the Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics’s CAASTRO in the Classroom program. They do video conferences by scientists for school kids of all ages. If you are or know a primary or science teacher anywhere in Australia, then get involved!

Here’s the video. It’s already got one thumbs down on YouTube! Thanks, internet!

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Book Proofs!

Look what arrived in the post! Pre-order today! Or wait patiently for the (simultaneously released) e-book! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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