Last month, Professor Ron Ekers present a free lecture at Curtin University to commemorate the publishing of the discovery of Quasars.
I’m please to let you know we’ve got the final edit of the “Quasars – from the Milky Way to the Edge of the Universe with Prof Ron Ekers” up on youtube and ready to be share with anyone who would be interested.
“On March 16th, 50 years ago, a joint effort between Australia and the USA led to the discovery of Quasars and fundamentally shifted our thinking about the Universe. This is a fascinating story of scientific debate, monumental leaps in knowledge, and global cooperation.
Professor Ron Ekers speaks about what we’ve learned over the past 50 years of peering into space and where we might go next with telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array.
Professor Ekers has worked with some of the world’s most renowned astronomers at some of the top University’s and Observatories including Cal Tech and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico.
He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Foreign Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science, a Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He’s a past President of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and a member of the Advisory Board for the Peter Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.”