2020 events

Sat 20:30-21:00
Parkes Leagues Club

Perdrix Address: "Looking Back at Looking Up"

Ray Johnston


”Looking Back at Looking Up” is a retrospective that covers the more than eight decades that Ray has enjoyed as an amateur astronomer. It started as a young child making patterns from the stars and later with his wife, Libby, operating a tropical island tourist observatory for many years, visiting schools with their portable planetarium, travelling to many of astronomy’s historical sites worldwide, lecturing on cruise ships, to being in charge of one of the world’s largest telescopes (albeit temporarily). This presentation is a relaxed chat about their experiences introducing basic astronomy to the general public.