Royal Society of Tasmania
Annual General Meeting and Lecture – Sunday 1st March
The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania will be held on Sunday 1 March 2020 at 3 pm at the new location, The Old Woolstore Hotel lecture theatre, 1 Macquarie Street.
Following the AGM, Prof. Jean-Philippe Beaulieu will present a lecture entitled
The Secret Garden at Recherche Bay,1792.
All members and friends are invited to attend.
Dr Jean-Philippe Beaulieu holds the inaugural David Warren Endowed Chair of Astrophysics at the University of Tasmania. Previously he was the Directeur de recherche CNRS, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris in France.
Dr Beaulieu’s illustrious research career includes the 1996 Louis Armand Prize from the French Academy of Science. He is part of numerous major international collaborations and is co-lead investigator on the European Space Agency ARIEL mission, a space telescope planned for launch in 2028.
Dr Beaulieu has long collaborated with researchers in Tasmania and is a co-author of the 2016 publication, Secret Garden at Recherche Bay – 1792. The book tells the story of Felix Lahaye, a gardener with Admiral Bruni d’Entrecasteaux’s French expedition, and the garden he created at Recherche Bay.