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My name is Damian Marley. I'm a school Principal and a husband and father. I am not the son of Bob, and Bob's not me uncle. Do you want to know about astronomy, space, science, books, filmmaking, education and music?
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RIP Gough Whitlam.

He brought in the beginning of land rights, the Racial Discrimination Act, ended the White Australia policy, promoted multiculturalism, introduced free tertiary education, brought in Medicare (Medibank), fought for equal pay for women, fought for greater environmental protection, created Legal Aid and so much more. He was a man who believed in a Australia that had compassion and a vision. 

The strange and mesmerising experience of Carsten Höller’s Golden Mirror Carousel, an artwork on display at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Franz Liszt: Les Préludes

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Zoltán Kocsis

This is one of the first pieces of orchestral/classical music that truly interested me. I was a teenager at the time and I was not a huge fan of 80s music. I was more into the 60s. The 1860s.

Over time this piece has become not as important to me (which is understandable after I discovered Shostakovich). But when I first got into it I enjoyed the story it was telling.

discoverynews:

Rosetta Stalks Dark Comet in Stunning New Selfie
At a distance of only 10 miles from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s surface, the European Rosetta mission has captured yet another dazzling self portrait with the dark comet lurking in the background. But the orbiter couldn’t have snapped this “selfie” without the help of a little friend — the attached Philae lander that is currently undergoing preparations for its historic comet surface landing in November. Read more

discoverynews:

Rosetta Stalks Dark Comet in Stunning New Selfie

At a distance of only 10 miles from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s surface, the European Rosetta mission has captured yet another dazzling self portrait with the dark comet lurking in the background. But the orbiter couldn’t have snapped this “selfie” without the help of a little friend — the attached Philae lander that is currently undergoing preparations for its historic comet surface landing in November. Read more