The Universe: From The Big Bang to Today

Presented by ANU College of Science

About this Event

The Universe started with a Big Bang, and within fractions of a second, four fundamental forces emerged, as well as all of the matter we observe in the Universe today.

Millions of years later, interactions between these forces resulted in the galaxies, stars, and planets.

Join us, as we discuss the fundamental building blocks of the Universe and go on a cosmic adventure from the Big Bang to the very first stars!

Suitable ages: 6-12+

But if you're older and interested, join anyway!

Timezone: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne [AEDT]

Closing Date

Registrations will close on Fri, 30 Apr, 5:30 pm.

Zoom Details

Zoom details will be shared on Fri, 30 Apr, 6 pm.

[Image: NASA]


For ACT Residents joining us in person

  • A small number of ACT residents will be able to join us in-person
  • The venue will be ANU Physics Link Studio
  • Participation in this session will be first-come best-dressed
  • Please register a ticket for every person attending
  • Multiple children from one family can attend
  • Each student must have a registered ticket
  • Parents must register a ticket for themselves also
  • Parents or guardians must accompany students i.e. no drop-offs
  • We will be observing COVID-safe protocols
  • We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitisers etc.
  • Register using the ''In-Person: ACT'' ticket on Eventbrite

For People Outside Australian Capital Territory

  • Going to space needs thousands of people to run things globally
  • You can join us via Zoom Live at the same time as ACT residents
  • Register using the ''Online'' ticket on Eventbrite

More details to follow in the upcoming weeks via email.

About James

James Beattie is a PhD student at the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

He is passionate about learning how stars form. James uncovers these mysteries by creating rich galactic and intergalactic simulations with supercomputers (for fun).

He is also a seasoned educator with a long career of teaching maths and science to kids.

When he's not uncovering the mysteries of the cosmos, he loves to play with his new puppy Kolomogorov (moggy for short), and do backflips -- though not at the same time.

Follow James's work on Twitter.