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Beatrice Hill-Tinsley Lecture

28/02/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Note – This was rescheduled from last year. Venue: AUT Lecture theatre WA220

Vaccine Passport and mask wearing will be required for in person attendance. This is a free event but as we are limited to a maximum of 100 attendees for social distancing, you will need to register. Please register via the link below:


The Lecture will also be streamed via the AAS youtube channel



Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecture tour.

The Beatrice Hill Tinsley Lecturer this year is Dr Heloise Stevence

A Deadly Dance: When black holes and neutron stars collide

The RASNZ Lecture Trust are delighted and excited to have Heloise as this years BHT lecturer. She is an energetic, enthusiastic, educational and entertaining speaker well able to reach out to audiences of all ages and levels. Heloise gave excellent presentations at the RASNZ Conference earlier this year and was an obvious choice to swoop in and save the day when Covid-19 scuppered Professor Harvey-Smith’s tour. Dr Heloise Stevence enthusiastically accepted the invitation to give the 2021 tour.

Dr Stevence gave the following brief biographical background:
Originally born and raised in France, I moved to the UK to study Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. After working as a support astronomer at the Isaac Newton Group in La Palma for a year, I obtained my Masters of Physics in 2015. I subsequently started a PhD studying the 3D shape of Core Collapse Supernovae, and earned my title in Spring 2019. In July of that year, I joined the University of Auckland as a Research Fellow to research the evolution of massive stars to better understand how they die and produce Supernovae and Kilonovae.

I also started my public outreach work during my doctorate studies, in early 2016, and I have not stopped since.


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Auckland, 1010 New Zealand


Bill Thomas