The Conversation Yearbook 2018 - Panel Discussion

Monday 10 December 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Join our expert panel, Professor of astrophysics, Jonti Horner; astronomers Josh Calcino and Dr Janine Hoormann with The Conversation's Curious Kids editor, Sunanda Creagh for a discussion on the issues covered in The Conversation Yearbook 2018.

In an era when everyone has an opinion, we rely on facts more than ever. Australia's leading thinkers give their robust opinion on the arguments and issues that fuelled public debate in 2018.

This collection of essays brings you the best of the authoritative journalism for which The Conversation is renowned. Immerse yourself in the insights of experts and navigate the key questions of our times.

Jonti Horner is an astronomer and astrobiologist based at the University of Southern Queensland, in Toowoomba, Queensland. You might have heard his voice on the ABC's Imagine This podcast or read his pieces for The Conversation's Curious Kids section. He first became interested in astronomy as a five-year-old, as a result of viewing an accidentally recorded episode of the Sky at Night.

Sunanda Creagh is an award-winning journalist and The Conversation's Digital Storytelling Editor. She edits The Conversation's Curious Kids section, where kids send in their questions and academics answer them. She works with The Conversation's editors and contributing academics to find fresh ways to tell evidence-based stories - through charts, video, audio, interactive time-lines or data visualisations.

Josh Calcino is a cosmologist and photographer. He is currently completing his PhD at The University of Queensland.  You can check out his work here. 

Janie Hoormann is an astrophysicist at the University of Queensland. She works as part of the Australian Dark Energy Survey where she regularly observes 771 distant galaxies in order to measure the mass of the supermassive black hole found in their centres. Using this information Janie studies how these black holes and the galaxies housing them have evolved over the past 12 billion years.

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