Star line-up for dinner
In Times 5 we ask members of the community for their response to five not-so-serious questions. This week we talk to the vice-president and publicity officer of the Astronomical Society of the South West, Cameron Membrey.
Q AIf you were having a dinner party, which five guests would you invite (and why)? Hard to choose just five people! For astronomy I’d go with Vera Rubin, the discoverer of dark matter and Carl Sagan the great science communicator. Literature, Douglas Adams as author of the funniest sci-fi/comedy trilogy-in-five-parts ever. Martin Luther King was one of the most inspirational people in history and I’ve got to have a someone from sport — so Peter Norman, the Aussie 200m record holder.
Q AIf you had a time machine, where would you go (and why)? Any time within the Mesozoic era would be great to explore and see all the dinosaurs and different animals, plants we don’t even know about. Not to mention the chance to see how different the night sky would look.
Q AName your dream concert line-up (and why)? Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Deborah Harry, Chrissy Amphlett, Lily Allen, Billie Eilish would put on an amazing performance together each in their own unique way from their own musical genres and eras.
QIf you were an animal what would you be (and why)?
I would be either a tardigrade, the most indestructible animal in the world, or a bird like the red-tailed black cockatoo for their uniquely melodic and peaceful squawk.
Q AIn a movie about your life who would play you (and why)? ABC’s satirist Mark Humphries. He’s way funnier than me so he would bring the humour the role desperately needs.
If Cameron Membrey had a time machine, he would go back and see the dinosaurs.