It’s a bungle that has floored botanists around the globe and embarrassed the Australian government. How did 105 priceless and irreplaceable historical plant specimens, sent here by the French, end up being destroyed by biosecurity officers?
Prof Peter Quinn, Director International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research – Live from Study in Australia 2009 Suntec City – Singapore
An overview of modern astronomy and our quest to find the dawn of creation…
Intro on Perth by Mike Ryan Executive Director Perth Eduaction City, as the ideal location for choosing Perth as your destination for your education – hey it’s on the same timezone, awesome lifestyle & climate and outstanding educational facilities.
Presenation By Professor Peter Quinn
Telescopes are Big Eyeballs
Born in Australia, Peter has been invovled in astronomy all his life and has been instrumental and built the largest telescopes in the world, he recently returned to Australia to head the SKA project…
The Journey, hubble space station is now only the beginning,
Galileo took the first steps with the first telescope, Chile today however houses todays telescopes due to the clear nights, which started operation in 2002, wow the numbers for costs and demensions are awesome…,
The Milky Way… via normal sight, infra red and now radio – depending on the type of telescope used we find new beginnings… such as Planets, Stars & Galaxies.
Are we alone, the birth of new planets – astronomers are always seeking to find new planets – finding planets that are black, finding stars the “wobble” (dim) may indicate a new planet.
Jupiter is 1000 times bigger in mass than the earth… Stars are born and die (hmm sounds like hollywood)
Stars die by super nova explosions – but not all the time – oops someone skyped me and am catching up on the Black Holes – movie of the stars in the centre of the galaxy five years wow we have a black hole in our own galaxy – they think ?
Gallaxies collide –
Today we are seeing 4% of the Universe and we are trying to figure out the rest, 23% Cold Dark Matter & 73% Dark Energy
Telescopes as time machines…depending on when you take a picture and your distance it is related to time in the past – therefore what we see in the universe today is history but how to reach the First Light is what astronomers are attempting to do now.
Next big step for astronomy what astronomers have up their sleeves – The Doppler Effect and Red Shift….
The Square Kilometre Array – 3 billion it will cost and it needs to be in a quiet place – western australia and south africa are in the race to build the SKA Project.
Go Aussies Go… there is much riding on the exploration of the Universe and people like Prof Peter Quinn and his team are leading the way… not surprising the SKA Project will require the Largest ever built computer to manage and run the entire project.
See some presentations from Professor Peter Quinn here:
… this weekend in Singapore, Study in Australia, Suntec Singapore 21st March Midday
Special Event: Quest to Find the Dawn of Creation
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About Professor Peter Quinn
Prof Quinn’s research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies using supercomputer computations and simulations. In particular he is working on the nature of Dark Matter, the formation and evolution of Dark Matter around galaxies and its influences on galaxy formation. Prof-Quinn.jpgHis ultimate aim is to develop a usable theory for galaxy formation based on the insights gained from detailed modelling and state-of-the-art observations in the optical, infrared and radio spectrum.
In addition, Prof Quinn is interested in the challenges associated with large-scale, data-intensive and computational science; in particular the concept of a Virtual Observatory and research using large digital astronomical archives.
Member Western Australia Radio Astronomy Committee
Member of Australian Square Kilometre Array SKA Coordination Committee
Australian representative on the international SKA Science and Engineering Committee
Member of the Australian Gemini Steering Committee
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Excerpts from Julia Gillard’s Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and deputy leader of the federal Australian Labor Party (ALP) Speech Address to the DEEWR International Education Roundtable
16 MARCH 2009March 16 2009
Less than three weeks ago, I released new figures which showed that international student enrolments in Australia had increased by just under 21 per cent in 2008, reaching more than 543,000.
At the time I noted that education institutions were reporting continuing strong interest from international students wishing to study in Australia—despite the current global economic downturn.
It’s important to remember that historically we’ve seen international demand for Australian education continue, even during economic slumps.
And on the higher education front, I’ve made it clear the Government is committed to providing more opportunities for students, ensuring academic freedom and autonomy, and encouraging and supporting research—and particularly through international partnerships.
From early childhood, school, vocational education and training, right through to the university sector, this Government is committed to delivering an Education Revolution.
Rest assured, we know how valuable and important the international education industry is to Australia, to other economies and societies, and of course to individual students themselves.
This industry supports an estimated 80 000 Australian jobs.
Having international students on campuses here in Australia—studying alongside local students—creates a better, fairer and more tolerant society, and ensures a wider diversity of programs for both Australian and international students alike.
International education also creates and encourages the knowledge and skills which are crucial to tackling some of the serious global challenges we all face, like climate change, water resource management, food security, global poverty, and international political and social unrest..
Quite simply, the international education industry has tremendous capacity to continue to contribute to both our national and international goals, and this is particularly true in these troubled financial times.
You will all know I’m sure that ‘Live, Learn and Grow’ is the tagline for Australia’s international education brand, Study in Australia. Central to this brand identity is the high quality learning and lifestyle opportunities offered by Australian education.
Above all, I want Australia to be seen by international students as a welcoming place to study for a globally recognised education qualification.
APLINK is Born in Sheep Country 100% New Zealand, however whilst being a kiwi is also special, I became an Australian many years ago – at the time Qantas came out with some moving commercials written by Australian entertainer Peter Allen promoting Australia to its Citizens and those aspiring to travel to Australia’s Unique Land – here are a few – the Kids versions to me being the most impactful –
Kids Television Commercial – Long Version
TVC – Football Theme
Updated 2007 Version – I still Call Australia Home
Australia’s famous Stars Sing – I still Call Australia Home
Pictorial Australia – I still Call Australia Home
Well that was my walk down memory lane makes me homesick – BUT can someone somewhere find and fix the rising fuel costs, as consumers and like the 1500 people at Qantas now without a job – how much more of this needs to happen – all pricing just keeps going up – even Singapore which used to be an affordable destination is faced with rising prices – the latest yesterday being a 0.30 taxi surcharge for fuel – where will that surcharge end up now that it has been introduced ?