National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology. Running from 13-21 August, there are more than 1000 events around Australia you can get involved in. Here are just a few we are participating in.
Adelaide 6-7 August
Science Alive is a science expo with over 70 science-related organisations offering a huge range of engaging hands-on experiences for the whole family as well as spectacular science shows, fascinating magic shows and an amazing range of activities.
Festival of Bright Ideas
Hobart 13 August
Celebrate Tasmanian science and innovation at the Festival of Bright Ideas . Prepare to be engaged in hands-on science activities, performances, workshops, experiments, conversations and more.
Perth Science Festival
Perth 13-14 August
Snakes, stargazing and slime, oh my! Get down to the Perth Science Festival for over 50 interactive stalls, explosive experiments, science theatre and more.
Australian Museum Science Festival
Sydney 13-26 August
The Australian Museum Science Festival celebrates science and innovation over 2 electrifying weeks. The event offers over 300 interactive workshops, talks and shows to school students, community visitors and industry professionals.
Living Science at the Eagle Farm Market
Brisbane 14 August
Explore the links between food, science, technology and the environment at Living Science at Eagle Farm Market . Interactive presentations, hands-on activities for adults and children, live science shows.
Market of the Mind
Melbourne 19 August
Change your perception of the world and see the sensational and the scientific collide at Market of the Mind . Witness live ice-sculpture, inside-out people, eye science and ear songs, win a prize at our science sideshow, see the funny side of science and view some tantalising technology.
Phasmid – Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
Canberra 15 and 19 August
Come along to a reading of CSIRO Publishing’s first childrens’ book Phasmid. Stick around to see ‘Sticky’ – a short animated documentary film about the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Jilli Rose, then visit CSIRO Discovery’s very own stick insects in our LIVE CREATURES exhibit. This event is free for younger viewers. Bookings are essential: email email@example.com or call 02 6246 4646.
An Evening with Amy Shira Teitel
Canberra 16 August
Amy Shira Teitel is, in her own words, a professional "space history nerd". She is a spaceflight historian, fascinated by all things space travel, especially vintage space travel. Join her as she shares the incredible Life and Death of Dyna-Soar , the spaceplane that never was.
Drones, Droids and Lasers at the Museum of Tropical Queensland
Townsville 17 August
Spend a family-friendly night at the Drones, Droids and Lasers event where you'll experience a 3D LaserShow, get the low-down on drones, program an ozobot, try virtual reef googles and much more.
Living Science at the Queen Victoria Market
Melbourne 21 August
Explore the links between food, science, technology and the environment at Living Science at the Market . Make your own fizzing lollies, extract DNA from strawberries, nibble on some chocolate science and taste some mouth-watering cooking demonstrations.
Women in Science
Canberra 23 August
Professor Emma Johnston is UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Head of the Applied Marine and Estuarine Ecology Lab. Professor Johnston will give a seminar on her perspectives in partnering with industry in research, some key science discoveries, as well as her career path. This free event will be held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Acton at midday.
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