Earlier this year, the first ever detection of Gravitational Waves was announced. Melbourne had a part to play in this discovery with our astrophysicists from Monash University and University of Melbourne participating in the Science. Other universities in Australia and CSIRO also helped with developing the technology and doing the science of this amazing discovery. And it all happened 100 years after Einstein predicted these waves existed with his theory of General Relativity.
Come down to the Lower Ground Floor on your way to the Energy Lab for a talk and drop by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics stall. The Monash Centre for Astrophysics or MoCA, offer an undergraduate course in Astronomy as well as doing a HEAP of astronomy and Astrophysics research, including gravitational waves.
Monash has one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in Astronomy of any University in Australia, with extensive astro study options at 1st, 2nd, 3rd year undergraduate as well as our honours and PhD programs. If you have ever thought about studying Astronomy at a tertiary level and want to find out more, MoCA are the people to speak to.
Research at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics includes the birth and death of stars, gravitational waves, supernovae, star formation, galaxies, planet formation, solar physics, general relativity, black holes and stellar dynamics. So much to talk about, so make sure you drop by.
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