National Science Week is almost here. This year’s edition is packed with fantastic events. From talks to workshops, moonlight tours and open days, there is something for everyone!
And with more than 100 events registered here in the ACT, the choice might be hard! So here are a few examples of what you could be doing this coming week:
Saturday 13 August, 10am-4pm: join us at Science in ACTion (Old Bus Depot, Kingston) to learn about all the incredible science done in the ACT. Hands-on experiments, demos, talks, drones, Daleks and much, much more!
Saturday 13 August, 5:30pm: watch Interstellar at the Palace Electric (free popcorn and science badges included!) and discuss the science behind the movie with our panel: Naomi McClure-Griffiths, Ryan Ridden-Harper, Erica Hediger and Paul Altin.
Sunday 14 August, 3pm: watch I, Robot at the Palace Electric (free popcorn and science badges included!) and discuss the science behind the movie with our panel: Tamara Browne, Elise Hampton, Damith Herath and Eleanor Campbell.
Monday 15 August, 5:30pm: watch The Martian at the Palace Electric (free popcorn and science badges included!) and discuss the science behind the movie with our panel: Brad Tucker, Amy Shira Teitel, Emma Tucker (a specialist in space medicine), Estee Tee and Penny King.
Tuesday 16 August, 5:30pm: join space history nerd Amy Shira Teitel and discover the secret history of space travel at the CSIRO Discovery.
Wednesday 17 August, 5:30pm: meet the yet to be announced and thus still very mysterious 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year, in conversation with Amber Beavis (Canberra’s very own Spider Lady) at the Wig’n Pen. Then, join Physics in the Pub at Smith’s Alternative (come for the puns, stay for the science!).
Thursday 18 August, 5:30pm: discover Canberra’s fluffiest and cutest environment engineers at Mulligans Flat!
Friday 19 August, 7pm: join Sophie Lewis, Anna McDonald and Kate Auty for the Big Climate Trivia Night at Smith’s Alternative!
Saturday 20 August, 7pm: go on a Scavenger Hunt at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. What will you discover?
Sunday 21 August, 10am-3pm: join Geoscience Australia for its Open Day, learn, discover and have fun!
Visit www.scienceweek.net.au or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out more. Be inspired, be amazed!
Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen
Chair, National Science Week committee for the ACT
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