NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK TASMANIA EVENTS AUGUST 2019
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK TASMANIA EVENTS AUGUST 2019
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In Tasmania, National Science Week is supported by Inspiring Australia, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, and is coordinated by the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee who work with event holders to develop, produce and promote a state-wide program of events. ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. PLEASE CHECK EVENT WEBSITES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.
natsciwktas sciencetasmania #scienceweek Grab the free app! DOWNLOAD ON THE ANDROID APP ON 3 3 2 FROM THE MINISTER Hon Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Science & Technology Science Week is a time to celebrate our achievements, our discoveries and our yet to be answered questions. It helps us understand our world and beyond. Science Week harnesses the power of curiosity and wonder. It recognises the dreamers, the deep thinkers and the innovators, and makes science accessible to everyone.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is excited to once again support the Science Week program, which this year welcomes Tasmanian born and raised Nobel laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, as its inaugural Patron. As the first woman in Australia to receive a Nobel Prize, Dr Blackburn is an inspiration for current and future generations of Tasmanian scientists and innovators. The 2019 Science Week line-up in Tasmania is packed full of engaging and fascinating events right across the state. TastroFest, Tasmania’s astronomy festival, will kick off Science Week with NASA astronauts and experts on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, one of the greatest achievements in human history.
The legacy of Apollo 11 will also be at the core of the 2019 Science Week schools program with ‘Destination Moon’ taking centre stage, and the Festival of Bright Ideas will bring the STEM sector and the community together at Princes Wharf 1 to inspire life-long learners of all ages. Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL will present NEON, an art-science fusion, to engage the young and young at heart, and Greening Australia and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community are joining forces to explore traditional and contemporary sci-tech knowledge with the Tasmanian Midlands Biodiversity Hotspot.
Perennial favourite, BeakerStreet@TMAG – the pop-up science bar – will return to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with a fresh new program for 2019.
Let Science Week inspire you and take you exploring: the sky is no longer the limit. In 2019 there is something for everyone at Science Week in Tasmania – we heartily encourage you to get involved in as many events as possible. FROM OUR PATRON Nobel Laureate, Professor Emerita Elizabeth Blackburn Welcome to the National Science Week Tasmania program of events. In here you will find a pathway into the heart of Tasmanian science, a place where you will be inspired and amazed and develop a new appreciation for the outstanding work that scientists, researchers and innovators are doing right here in our beautiful island home.
I am a very proud Tasmanian. I was born in Snug and grew up in Launceston, and it was here that I was first inspired to pursue a career in science. The Tasmanian environment helped ignite my own curiosity. In my childhood I loved animals, even the jellyfish and stinging ants I found around the beach near my home and I developed a fascination for the world around me. As I grew into adulthood I recognised that science was a way for me to turn that spark of curiosity into a fulfilling career and a lifelong pursuit of new knowledge that benefits society. Science Week can be that spark for you and your family and I encourage you to attend events and participate in the wealth of activities on offer.
Science is our greatest asset for facing the world’s most significant challenges. While I continue to work in a field of research dedicated to improving human health, more and more I try to champion science and technology as tools that can deal with other global issues such as planetary health.
Science is for everyone. It is not separate from us and is part of all our lives. Science Week is a fabulous opportunity for each of us to participate and celebrate the valuable role that science plays in our society. The best science ultimately comes, in some form or other, from team efforts. Collaborations of minds and efforts are vital to science and, I believe, for the community to mobilise and actively participate in science activities and discourse. We can benefit from taking a collective approach to nurturing science capability in the community, and Science Week is a valuable mechanism for inspiring a new generation of children to become curious about the world we inhabit!
KEY TO EVENTS: Children'sUniversity CommunityExpo Competition Dinner/Food Exhibition Family Festival Film Performance Outdoor Online Talk Tour Workshop EVENTS NEAR YOU SOUTHERN EVENTS . . 4–14 YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS ___ 15
NORTHERN EVENTS ___ 16-17
NORTHWEST AND WESTERN EVENTS . ___ 18-19
STATEWIDE EVENTS ___ 20
EVENT QUICK GUIDE . ___ 22-23
SCIENCE OPEN SEASON Saturday10-Friday16August Dinosaurs,theMoonlanding,andtheCrazyScientist featureinQVMAG'smassiveprogramofactivities. FESTIVAL OF BRIGHT IDEAS Saturday10August FOBIisexplodingwithscienceforall yoursenses.See,hearandfeelwhat's happeninginscienceinTasmania.
BEAKERSTREET@TMAG Friday16-Saturday17August Rovingscientists,thylacineDNA,cocktails,Ockham's Razorlivepodcast,retrogaming,art,performance& hands-onactivitiesforeveryone.
TASTROFEST Thursday1-Saturday3August Australia'sbiggestastronomyfestivalcelebrates the50thanniversaryoftheMoonlanding! NASAlivestream,VR,stargazing&more! WELCOME TO NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK TASMANIA TheTasmanianNationalScienceWeekCoordinatingCommitteeacknowledgestheTraditio nalCustodians oflutruwita,Tasmaniaandrespectsthepalawa/pakanapeoplefortheirlivingcultures andknowledge systems.WepayourrespectstoElderspastandpresentandthankallcommunitymemberswh oare assistinginthedeliveryofthisstate-wideprogramin2019.
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For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. SOUTHERN EVENTS SCIENCE STREET PARTY MENZIES INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH HeadtoGoodGriefStudiostowatchalocal artistlivepaintastreetartinstallation oftheuniquewondersofTasmanian science.Therewillbeameetandgreet withtheartistcreatingtheworkandthe scientiststhatcontributed,asciencedance performancebyDRILL,sciencebandAtomic Deluxe,livesoundwaveartprojected throughout,apop-upbar,foodtrucks,and moresurprisestobeannounced. Saturday3August,4–8pm GoodGriefStudios 62ArgyleStreet,Hobart Bookingsappreciated: facebook.com/sciencestreetparty email@example.com A HEALTHY CATCHMENT FOR HOBART'S DRINKING WATER THE DERWENT CATCHMENT PROJECT Comeandsearchforwaterbugsinamodel riverandidentifythemusingthefree waterbugapp.ChattopeoplefromThe DerwentCatchmentProjectaboutwhat keepsacatchmenthealthyandhowweas 'citizenscientists'cantellifourwaterways areingoodshape.
Sunday4August,8:30am–1pm FarmGateMarket BathurstStreet(betweenMurrayand ElizabethStreets),Hobart TrishClements,0477207440 firstname.lastname@example.org derwentcatchment.org HUON VALLEY STEM EXPO HUON HIGH SCHOOL TheHuonSTEMExpoinvitesthe communitytoseetheresultsoften HuonValleyschoolscomingtogether tocelebrateandexploreinnovations inSTEM.Technology,renewableenergy andactivitiesre-usingwastearethis year’sthemes.Takepartinthecardboard challenge:makesomethingfunctional, durableandstrongfromwaste. Tuesday6August,12–2:30pm HuonvillePrimaryMultipurposeRoom 72WilmotRoad,Huonville NelSmit,0407684029 email@example.com HOW NEUTRONS CAN SAVE THE WORLD!
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS They'resmall,neutralandofteninaspinsomuchmorethan‘just’partoftheatom. Neutronsarethesub-atomicparticles thatareheretosavetheworld!Speaker DrHelenMaynard-CaselyfromANSTOwill tellyouhowneutronsareheretoshed lightandsolvethegrandchallengeswe facetoday. Tuesday6August,8–9pm PhysicsLectureTheatre1,University ofTasmania,SandyBaycampus ClarkRoad,SandyBay firstname.lastname@example.org aip.org.au/category/tas BOTANICAL ART – MICROSCOPES, LEAVES AND PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH COLLEGE Beadventurousandgobacktoschool withbotanyandscience!Createawork ofartbysectioning,stainingandusing microscopyonavarietyofbotanical samples,ledbyDrTanyaScharaschkin.
Wednesday7August,2:30–4:30pm ElizabethCollegeScienceBlock,B301 256ElizabethStreet,Hobart Bookingsessential: elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au CURIOUS CLIMATE TASMANIA CENTRE FOR MARINE SOCIOECOLOGY Speakface-to-facewithsomeof Tasmania'sbrightestsciencemindsabout theclimatechangeissuesmostimportant toresidentsinsouthernandcentral Tasmania.Answerstosomeofthemost popularquestionssubmittedthroughan ABCRadiocall-outwillberevealed,plus liveQ&AwithUniversityofTasmaniaand CSIROscientists. Thursday8August,6–7:30pm SirStanleyBurburyTheatre,University ofTasmania,SandyBaycampus ChurchillAvenue,SandyBay Bookingsappreciated: curiousclimate.org.au,0362261839 email@example.com FAMILY STEM EVENING AT THE A-LAB PETER UNDERWOOD CENRE Aneveningoffun,interactiveSTEMactivities forthewholefamilyusingthelatest technologies!Participateinavarietyof engineeringdesignchallengestodevelop 21stCenturyskillsandapassionforSTEM.
Thereissomethingtoinspireallages! Thursday8August,5–8pm A-Lab@thePeterUnderwoodCentre 157ElizabethStreet,Hobart firstname.lastname@example.org utas.edu.au/underwood-centre BLUEPRINTS OF NATURE INALA FOUNDATION Backwhenscienceandartwerebetter acquainted,wefindabeautifulstory weavingtogetherthehistoriesofwomen,art andsciencethroughcyanotypephotography. Usingatechniqueunchangedsincethe 1800s,createyourownblueprintsofnature usingthepowerofthesun.
Demonstrationswillbeheldat10:30amand 1:30pm,howeveranyonearrivingoutsideof thesetimeswillstillbeabletoparticipate. BYOlunchanddrinks-thereisplentyof spaceinsideandoutforapicnic.Suitablefor allages(childrenmustbesupervised). Thiseventwillrunrain,hailorshine. Saturday10August,10:20am–4pm InalaNatureTours 320CloudyBayRoad,SouthBrunyIsland 0362931217 email@example.com inalanaturetours.com.au CRAIG CHALLEN: AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA AND TASMANIAN AUSTRALIA DAY NETWORK JointAustralianoftheYearCraigChallenSC OAMexploreshowaloveofinvestigation andenvironmentenabledhimtohelp others.Craigwillsharehisfascinating storyfromthedepthsofthe2018Thaicave rescuemissionandparticipateinapanel discussionaboutextremeenvironments andemergencymedicineandresponse.
Saturday10August,5–6pm SirStanleyBurburyTheatre,University ofTasmania,SandyBaycampus ChurchillAvenue,SandyBay Bookingsrecommended: bit.ly/challenAOY firstname.lastname@example.org PAINTING A CHANGING WORLD: HOW ART AND SCIENCE CAN SPEAK TOGETHER IN A TIME OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE HADLEY’S ART PRIZE Whydopalaeoecologistslookatart?What istheroleofartinconservation?Andhow mightartandsciencecometogetherto helpusrespondtoenvironmentalchange? Comeandhearscientists,artistsand curatorsreflectataspecialHadley'sArt Prizeafternoonteawithtea,coffee,and sconesprovided.
Sunday11August,2–3pm Hadley'sOrientHotel 34MurrayStreet,Hobart Bookingsessential: eventbrite.com.au/e/painting-achanging-world-tickets-62895498128 0490389415 email@example.com hadleysartprize.com.au WALKING THROUGH ICELAND: LESSONS IN VEGETATION AND VOLCANOES Thisfilmscreeningandpresentation byBobHolderness-Roddamwilllookat Iceland'sclimateandsomeofthevolcanic history,includingeruptions,thatseverely affectedthenorthernhemisphereclimate. Thetalkincludesa20minutefilmabout thepresenter's1972visittoLakeMyvatyn exploringsceneryandbirdlife.
Monday12August,7–8pm Room302,EngineeringBuilding, UniversityofTasmania, SandyBaycampus DobsonRoad,SandyBay Bookingsrecommended: firstname.lastname@example.org,0362491579 NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK QUIZ FOR TASMANIACS SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TASMANIA Grabateamofeightandtestyour knowledgeinthisfun,sciencethemed quiz.50yearsonfromthelunarlanding therestillisnoplanetB?Everwondered whatapuggleeatsorhowmanywomen havelandedonthemoon?These questionsandmoreshallbeanswered alongwithfungamesandprizes.
Tuesday13August,6:30–9pm BuckinghamRowingClub@NewTown RowingCentre 5MarineEsplanade,NewTown $5adults;$3concession/students BYOfood,drinksatbarprices. Entryfeeatdoor.
Bookingsessential: trybooking.com/BDMEV stat.org.au INTO THE VAULTS: AN EVENING AT THE STATE’S ZOOLOGY COLLECTION TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY (TMAG) Unlockthevaultandexploreaspace rarelyseenbythepublic.You’llhavean opportunitytobeguidedbyscientists whileinvestigatingacollectionthat coverswhalestoweevilsandthousands ofanimalsinbetween.Hearaboutthe Museum’slatestresearchonTasmanian animals.Thisexclusiveopportunityisnot tobemissed! Tuesday13August,6–7:30pm TMAGCollectionsandResearchFacility 5WinkleighPlace,Rosny Bookingsessential:curatorenquiries@ tmag.tas.gov.au.Capacityislimited! Minimumage13 0361656929 tmag.tas.gov.au/collections_and_ research/zoology MARINE PLASTICS: FINDING SOLUTIONS BY LINKING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY AUSTRALIAN METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY/ AUSTRALIAN MARINE SCIENCES ASSOCIATION Haveyoueventwonderedhowmarine plasticsaretransportedaroundtheworld? Whattheirimpactonmarinelifeis? Andhowthecommunitycanhelpreduce theamountofplasticsenteringthemarine environment?Presenterstacklethese issuesthroughthreeshorttalksandaQ&A forumwithlocalexperts.
Tuesday13August,6–7:30pm SirStanleyBurburyTheatre,University ofTasmania,SandyBaycampus ChurchillAve,SandyBay email@example.com LEGO AT THE LIBRARY BRIDGEWATER LIBRARY LegoChallengewillaskparticipantsto reproduceanimagewithLegobricks. Thisisanintroductiontoscientific conceptsthroughfun,practical,handson experiencesandthechallengesareage appropriate.Activitieswillencourageboth groupandindividualwork. LEGOCHALLENGE Tuesday13August,3–4:30pm Appropriateforagesprimaryandabove LEGOPLAYANDLEARN Wednesday14August,10:30–11am Appropriateforpre-schoolchildren BridgewaterLibrary 23GreenPointRoadbehindCivicCentre, Bridgewater 0361655446 firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/ BridgewaterLibraryTasmania SPEAKER PROFILE CRAIG CHALLEN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR In July 2018 Craig participated in the Tham Luang cave rescue of 13 people in Thailand.
He has been named as the 2019 Australian of the Year for Western Australia and the joint 2019 Australian of the Year with his dive partner Richard Harris.
An Australian cave explorer and member of the Wet Mules diving group, some of Craig’s notable explorations include the extension of Cocklebiddy Cave on the Nullarbor Plain of Australia in 2008 and the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand over the last 10 years. A veterinary surgeon by profession, Craig is also an enthusiastic helicopter and aeroplane pilot and has an avid interest in shipwreck diving. SeeCraigspeakattheUniversity ofTasmania(above)
FOR THE FULL PROGRAM INCLUDING STAGE SHOWS, WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TICKETS VISIT FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU #FOBI19 FOBI 2019 IS FIZZING WITH EXCITING SCIENCE TO BLOW YOUR CURIOUS AND CREATIVE MIND.
FROM THE SCIENCE OF BUBBLES AND MARSHMALLOW CANNONS, DANCING ROBOTS AND UNDERSEA CREATURES, PLANT CELLS AND MEGA FAUNA, REPURPOSING OLD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL WORLD TOURS, THERE’LL BE SOMETHING AT FOBI TO SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION. THIS FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BRIGHTEST INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HAPPENING IN TASMANIA – AND IT’S COMING TO YOU THIS AUGUST.
PRINCES WHARF NO.1 10 AUGUST 2019 10AM – 5PM FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU UNDER 18s FREE, ADULTS $10 FESTIVAL OF BRIGHT IDEAS HIGHLIGHTS Presented by: Supported by: SOUTHERN EVENTS 7 6 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. SOUTHERN EVENTS MARTY MCBUBBLE THE SCIENTIFIC BUBBLE SHOW Marty McBubble will amaze you with his incredible bubble creations and the scientific wonders that make them possible. With quirky gadgets and plenty of comedy Marty will create bubble rockets and volcanos, bubble cubes and carousels, bubble caterpillars and ice-cream, put children inside giant bubbles, and much more.
Did we mention that Marty also holds the current World Record for the largest bubble ever made indoors! MAGNUS D. MAGNUS MAGNUS’ EXPLOSION LABORATORY A live science comedy show featuring spectacular demonstrations and surprising explanations of chemistry, physics and electromagnetism! This show was awarded the 2019 FRINGE WORLD Children’s Event Award. CLARE VAN DORSSEN DIY SCIENCE Join Clare in creating fun science, using only things found around the home! From creating smoke rings, to using your vacuum cleaner as a marshmallow cannon, this show will give you some great ideas in how to do science everywhere! Clare is the co-host of the children’s TV science show BrainBuzz.
SOUTHERN EVENTS 9 8 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. SOUTHERN EVENTS FOBI BY NIGHT THE SPACE COWBOY PRESENTS STRANGER THAN FICTION A HILARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND DARING SCIENCE STUNT SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED. WARNING - SPARKS AND ARROWS WILL FLY AND YOUR HEART WILL POUND DURING THIS JAW-DROPPING PERFORMANCE CREATED FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. Joined by special guest and mad scientist Professor Patrick Sparks this dynamic duo push mind, body and science to the limit in a series of mind-blowing experiments to prove that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clarke.
- Acting as human guinea pigs they will conduct a series of bizarre experiments upon themselves and others; including a high-speed lesson in reaction time, blindfolded arrow-catching, demonstrations of mind-control through neuroscience and an assessment of the conductivity of human skin with high voltage electricity. Friday9August,6:30-8pm
- PrincesWharf1 Adult$20,Child$10,Family$50
- foodandbeveragesavailableforpurchase Tickets:www.trybooking.com/BCTBR FOR THE FULL PROGRAM INCLUDING STAGE SHOWS, WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TICKETS VISIT FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU #FOBI19 WINNER TheFestivalHub.Peopleschoiceaward, EdinburghFringeFestival WINNER OutrageousActsofScience,Science ChannelTelevisionshow2018 SCIENCE FOR THE CURIOUS AND CREATIVE Over50experiencespresentedbyTasmania’ssciencesuperstars... THE FOBI 2019 SHOWCASE IS PRESENTED BY Aurora Energy Australian Antarctic Division City of Hobart Coder College CSIRO Dominic College DPIPWE EKIDAZ Engineers Australia EPA Tasmania Forest Education Foundation Goldwind Hobart Hackerspace Hydro Tasmania Inspiring Tasmania Keep Australia Beautiful Make Science Fun Marine Discovery Centre Marine National Facility, CSIRO MONA/24 Carrot Gardens Nature. Be in it. Parks and Wildlife Push Start VR RoboCup Junior Tasmania Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Salamanca Tours Science Communications Initiative (SCI) Science Teachers AssociationofTasmania Southernstorm Environmental Consultants Sustainability Learning Centre Tasmanian Albatross Fund Tasmanian Model Solar Challenge Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery TasNetworks TasWater Ten Lives Cat Centre Universityof Tasmania: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Menzies Institute for Medical Research Peter Underwood Centre School of Engineering School of Medicine (Pharmacy) School of Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences, CABAH, Earth Sciences, Mathematics) School of Technology, Environment and Design (ICT, Geography and Spatial Sciences) Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture UTAS Motorsport UTAS Robotics Young Tassie Scientists DISCOVER Howarewaterandsewagemanagedinspace? Learnhowtomeasureyourhome’senergyefficiency TracksandtracesofTasmania’swildlife Howindustrialwastemetalscanbeusedinnewtechnologies WhatisTinyScience?
Seahorses,globefishandtheNorthernPacificSeaStar Polymersareeverywhere!Butwhatandwherearethey? EXPLORE NavigateyourwayaroundaMobiusstrip Drones,VirtualReality,gamedesignand3Dprinting Whyplantsmakeflavoursandhowweperceivethemwithoursenses Learnhowtouseadichotomouskeytoidentifynativeinvertebrates Howdomedicationswork?Haveagoatdesigningyourown! WhatistheLong-SpinedseaurchindoingtoTasmania’sreefs? TOUR TheHistory&Geologyof SalamancaWalkingTour EngineeringHeritageWalk Photo: Rob Armstrong Photo: Chloe Simons
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For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. SOUTHERN EVENTS NATASHA MITCHELL ScienceFrictionDebate BERNIE HOBBS Ockham’sRazorLive! MONA InvasiveSpeciesCocktailBar RETRO VIDEO GAME LOUNGE TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK Distillers’Bar MOO BREW + WILLIE SMITH’S ScienceofBoozeWorkshop THE TASSIE SCIENCE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE WORKSHOPS IN THE TOWN HALL UNDERGROUND MICROBIOMES, BODY HACKING, WINE SCIENCE, AND MORE! DETAILS AND TICKETS: BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU BEAKERSTREET@TMAG IS A POP-UP SCIENCE BAR, A PARLOUR OF CURIOSITIES, AN INN FOR INQUIRING MINDS.
COME ALONG TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST... FOR KNOWLEDGE. 16-17 AUGUST 2019 6PM – MIDNIGHT TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY FREE ENTRY* FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS, VISIT BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU *Some events are ticketed and at other locations. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. BEAKERSTREET @TMAG DR ALON ILSAR ON THE AIRSTICKS AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE TALKS @ TOWN HALL FRIDAY 16 AUGUST JoinRadioNationalsciencejournalistsProfessorRobynWilliams,NatashaMitchellan dBernie Hobbs,alongwithfourworld-leadingscientistsfromaroundAustralia.They'llexpand yourmind ontopicsrangingfrommaleextinctiontothehiddengeniusofthePeriodicTable.
Tickets:www.beakerstreet.com.au KIRSHA KAECHELE EAT THE PROBLEM PROFESSOR MIKE ARCHER RESURRECTING THE THYLACINE PROFESSOR MADELEINE VAN OPPEN GENETICALLY ENGINEERING CORAL REEFS MENZIES LIVING LABORATORY HANDS-ON SCIENCE WITH DR PENNY JONES, NIAMH CHAPMAN, AND MANY MORE. MATTHEW EVANS THE GOURMET FARMER ON ETHICAL MEAT EATING Photo: Dahlia Foo Photo: Stuart Humphreys Photo: Melbourne University Photo: MONA/Rémi Chauvin Photo: John Dennis
SOUTHERN EVENTS 13 12 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. SOUTHERN EVENTS #SCIPUBIMPRO - WHERE SCIENCE MEETS IMPRO THEATRE! SCIENCE IN THE PUB ComealongtoaveryspecialSciPub event!SciPubisteamingupwithlocal directorRowanHarrisandafantastic teamofimprovisationartistsforan eveningblendingSciPubstylescience communicationwithimprovisational theatre.Whetheryou'reintoscience, theatreorboth,itpromisestobe bucketsoffun!
Wednesday14and15August,6–7:30pm RepublicBar&Cafe 299ElizabethStreet,NorthHobart Bookingsessential:eventbrite.com/e/ scipubimpro-where-science-meetsimpro-theatre-tickets-62545578509 0490389415 email@example.com scipubtas.org.au WATERBUG WONDERLAND CITY OF HOBART BUSHCARE Takealookintothesparklingworldof waterwherethere'samicroworldof swimmers,crawlersandslitherers! Catchsome,testoutyouridentification skillsandexplorewhattheselittle creaturesmightgrowuptobe.
Appropriateforages14andunder. Bring:Gumbootsoroldshoes, andasparesetofclothingin casewegetabitwet. Wednesday14August,10–11:30am WaterworksReserve WaterworksRoad,Ridgeway $6perchild,adultsfree Bookingsessential: trybooking.com/BDGXJ 0362382886 firstname.lastname@example.org INTO THE VAULTS: AN EVENING AT THE TASMANIAN HERBARIUM TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY (TMAG) CometotheTasmanianHerbariumandsee theworld’slargestcollectionofTasmanian plantspecimens.Joinitscuratorstohear aboutfamousseavoyages,mossfromthe bonesofadeadbushranger,andplants asrareasorange-belliedparrots.This exclusiveopportunityisnottobemissed! Wednesday14August,5:30–6:30pm TasmanianHerbarium CollegeRoad,SandyBay Bookingsessential: KimHill,0361655143or email@example.com Minimumage14.
tmag.tas.gov.au NEON DRILL NEONisacontemporarysciencedance workbyHobart'syouthdancecompany, DRILL.Startwitharangeoffun,scientific experimentswithartisticoutcomes,and thenenterthefree-roamingperformance experience,whereyouaregiventhechoice ofhowtowatchandlistentotheunique andexcitingpiece. Wednesday14–17August7pm Matineeperformance17August1pm BayviewSecondaryCollege 170MockridgeRoad,ClarendonVale $27perperson Bookingsessential:drillperformance.com Capacityislimited! firstname.lastname@example.org DESTINATION ST BRIGID’S ST BRIGID’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL Thelocalcommunityisinvitedtosee whatstudentshavecreatedaspartofthe school's2019ScienceFair:Destination Moon.Withmanybuddingyoung scientistsinourmidst,perhapsthenext majordiscoverywillcomefromoneof theseenthusiastic,creativechildren.
Wednesday14August,10am–2pm StBrigid'sCatholicSchool 89MontaguStreet,NewNorfolk 0417332999 email@example.com COMEDY STANDS UP FOR SCIENCE! TA-DAA! PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CelebratethefunnysideofNational ScienceWeekwhenJokersComedyClub (Hobart)andFunnieSatFrank’s(Franklin) onceagaincombineforcestobringyou morescience-themedhilaritywithscience comediansBenMcKenzieandAlanta Colley,plusastellarsupportline-upeach night.Weeachmakeaninfinitenumber ofchoiceseveryday–inrelationships, infinance,inBuzzfeedquizzes.Buthow dowemakethem–andwhyaresome ofthemsoterrible?Freshfromtheirstint attheMelbourneInternationalComedy Festival,AlantaandBeninviteyoutodive intoyourownpsyche,paddleaboutin yoursubconsciousandsunyourselfonthe deckchairofyourhopesandfearsasthey explorethepsychologybehindthebad decisionsweallmake.
Wednesday14August,8–10pm JokersComedyClub PolishCornerCnrNewTown&Augusta Rds,NewTown $23+bookingfeeonline,$25atthedoor (groupdiscountalsoavailableonline) jokerscomedy.com.au/bookings Thursday15August8pm FunnieSatFrank'sCiderBarandCafe 3328HuonHighway,Franklin $23+bookingfeeonline,$23atthedoor (groupdiscountalsoavailableonline) trybooking.com/511923 frankscider.com.au/funnies-at-franks DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD FILM SCREENING ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA NarratedbyAcademyAward®winnerJeff Bridges,DreamBig:EngineeringOurWorld isafirstofitskindfilmoriginallymadefor IMAX®thatwilltransformhowwethink aboutengineering.FromtheGreatWallof Chinaandtheworld’stallestbuildings,to underwaterrobots,solarcarsandsmart, sustainablecities,DreamBigcelebrates thehumaningenuitybehindengineering marvelsbigandsmall,andrevealsthe heartthatdrivesengineerstocreatebetter livesforpeoplearoundtheworld.Chatwith real-lifeTasmanianengineersaboutwhat wedointhecommunityandinourcareers.
Thursday15August,5:30–7:30pm DechaineuxTheatre,Universityof TasmaniaSchoolofCreativeArts HunterStreet,Hobart firstname.lastname@example.org INDIGENOUS FILM NIGHT ELIZABETH COLLEGE Joinusforafreescreeningoftheaward winningAustralianfilmRabbitProofFence andapresentationonindigenousscience. Friday16August,6:20–8:30pm ElizabethCollegeTheatre 256ElizabethStreet,Hobart Bookingsappreciated: elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au THE SCIENCE OF CHOCOLATE MAKING FEDERATION ARTISAN CHOCOLATE Follow the cacao bean as it is transformed into delectable chocolate. Taste and experience each step of the journey with the science behind what makes chocolate amazing.
Learn about how cacao beans are grown and what makes bean to bar chocolate a unique taste sensation. A glass of wine is included for those 18+.
Friday16August5:30–6:30pm FederationArtisanChocolate 3VictoriaStreet,Hobart $30adults,$25concession Bookaticketandviewtherestofthe programatbeakerstreet.com.au IN DARWIN'S FOOTSTEPS WALK ON KUNANYI Enjoy a fully catered, guided walk which retraces most of Charles Darwin's climb of kunanyi / Mt Wellington. The walk will celebrate the rich natural sciences of the mountain, visiting the sites of numerous groundbreaking discoveries. The day will end at the Evolve Bar at MACq 01 Hotel, and will include a cocktail for those 18+.
Saturday17August12:30pm–5:45pm Departurelocation:Tasmanian MuseumandArtGallery DunnPlace,Hobart $150adult,$140concession, $100childrenunder13 Inthecaseofverybadweather,the walkmaybemodifiedorcancelled.
Ticketholderswillbenotifiedor refundedasnecessary.Pleasebring appropriateall-weatherclothingand shoes. Bookonlineatwalkonkunanyi.com.au 0481226981 email@example.com ANTARCTIC TALES AT MAWSON'S HUTS MAWSON'S HUTS REPLICA MUSEUM A chance to explore the Mawson's Huts Replica Museum while listening to tales of Antarctic adventures from people who have survived the cold winters, explored the frozen landscapes, and revelled in the stunning beauty of Antarctica. Saturday17August Session1:4:30–5:10pm Session2:5:20–6pm Mawson'sHutsReplicaMuseum CornerMorrison&ArgyleStreets, Hobart $6perperson Bookaticketandviewtherestofthe programatbeakerstreet.com.au WEIRD SCIENCE: THE PETRI DISH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD THE STORY BAR AT MACQ 01 HOTEL Tasmania was an open-air laboratory that excited the minds and tested the courage of many, keen to describe and share what they found.
Warm up for BeakerStreet@TMAG at The Story Bar at MACq 01 Hotel to hear intriguing tales about the germination of the momentous, the marvellous and the ‘meh.’ Saturday17August5– 5:50pm TheStoryBaratMACq01Hotel 18HunterStreet,Hobart $25perperson,includesa welcomedrink Bookaticketandviewtherestofthe programatbeakerstreet.com.au BEAKERSTREET@TMAG OUT AND ABOUT BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU SPEAKER PROFILE DR HELEN MAYNARD-CASELY THE 2019 AIP WOMEN IN PHYSICS LECTURER Helen Maynard-Casely is a Planetary Scientist based at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) where she uses neutrons and synchrotron x-rays to investigate the materials that make up our solar system.
She has a PhD in highpressure physics from the University of Edinburgh and has been lucky enough to have collected data in facilities all over the world, blowing up a few diamonds along the way. Always keen to tell anyone who’ll listen about neutrons she tweets @Helen_E_MC. SeeHelenspeakat'HowNeutronsCanSavetheWorld'(page4). AFTER EACH EVENT, WHY NOT HEAD TO BEAKERSTREET@TMAG, THE POP-UP SCIENCE BAR? (PAGES 10-11)
SOUTHERN EVENTS 15 14 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS SHARING THEIR SCIENCE STORIES IN CLASSROOMS AND AT SCIENCE FESTIVALS RIGHT ACROSS TASMANIA - FROM FLINDERS TO BRUNY ISLAND, STRAHAN TO SMITHTON, AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN! FIND THE 2019 TEAM AT YOUNGTASSIESCIENTISTS.COM WeirdScienceStoryBar(page12) TastroFestinUlverstone(page18) ScienceStreetParty(page4) BeakerStreet@TMAG(page10) InDarwin'sFootsteps(page12) FestivalofBrightIdeas(page6) ScienceinthePubinZeehan(page19) NEON-DRILLDance(page13) KELSEY PICARD BUDDING SCIENTIST – SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @KELSEYONSCIENCE Kelseylovesstudyingplants,andusesgeneticstoworkouthowtheyknowifitisnightor day,springorautumnandwhentomakefruit.MeetKelseyattheFestivalofBrightIdeas, BeakerStreet@TMAGandScienceinthePub(WestCoast).
CHELSEA LONG ICY TIME TRAVELLER – INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND ANTARCTIC STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Chelsea’sdreamofbeingaglaciologistcametruewhenshewenttoAntarcticatocollecta nd studyicecoresofherveryown!CometalkcoolsciencewithChelseaattheFestivalofBrig htIdeas andTastrofestinUlverstone. MATTHEW FIELDING RAVEN ABOUT BIRDS – SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @MATTWFIELDING MatthewisstudyingendangeredandextinctbirdsoftheBassStraitislands–includingt hedwarf emu!YoucanchatbirdswithMattatScienceinthePub(WestCoast)andBeakerStreet@TMAG . NIAMH CHAPMAN AN APP A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY – MENZIES INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @NCHAPMANTAS Niamhisusingtechnologytohelpdoctorsandpatientsworktogethertopreventheartatt acks andstrokes.Wanttohearhow?MeetNiamhatBeakerStreet@TMAG,theFestivalofBrightId eas, ScienceinthePub(WestCoast)andtheScienceStreetPartyHobart.
ThisprojectreceivedgrantfundingfromtheAustralianGovernmentaspartofNationalS cience WeekandisrunbytheUniversityofTasmania.
MEET THIS YEAR'S 29 YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS AT SCIENCE WEEK EVENTS NEAR YOU! YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS RESCUE TO RELEASE WORKSHOP RAPTOR REFUGE Haveyouseenaneagleupclose?Atthis workshop,you'llmeettheresidenteagles, hawks,owlsandmoreasyouexplore theRaptorRefugeandlearnallaboutthe rescuethroughtoeventualreleaseof injuredraptors.Checkoutthehugeflight aviaries,flighttunnelandtheamazing educationcentre. Saturday17August,10am–12pm RaptorRefuge Addressavailableuponbooking, locatedinKettering $70adults,$30children Bookingsessential: raptorrefuge.com.au (clickon"HowtoVisitUs") MATTER WITH SEAN O’CONNELL MOONAH ARTS CENTRE JoinartistSeanO’Connellashe demonstratesthehighvoltagespark photographyprocessseeninhis exhibition“Matter”.Sean’simagesallowa glimpsewithin,revealingtheindividual qualitiesandinternalstructuresof everydaymaterials.Thiseventispartof theexhibition"Matter",ondisplayatthe MoonahArtsCentrefromFriday2AugustSaturday24August.
Saturday17August,1–2pm MoonahArtsCentre 23-27AlbertRoad,Moonah Bookingsessential:firstname.lastname@example.org. au.Capacityislimited! moonahartscentre.org.au PEDAL POWERED CINEMA FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TARREMAH STEINER SCHOOL Comealongandhelppedal-powerthis cinemanight!TheTarremahSchool arehostingpositivefilm/saboutthe technologicalandcommunity adjustmentswecanmakefora sustainablefuture.Pedal-powered smoothiesandpopcornavailable! Saturday17August,7–9pm TarremahSteinerSchoolHall, NautilusGrove,Huntingfield Pleasebringatorchorlightsource, asthecarparkisnotfullylit $5perpersononthedoor 0450885033 email@example.com tarremah.tas.edu.au RESHAPE THE WORLD: STUDENTS SHARING AND SUPPORTING SOLUTIONS COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA AreyouayoungTasmanianwhois passionateaboutourplanet?Areyou interestedinlearningmoreaboutcurrent threatstoourenvironmentandhowyou canbepartofsolvingthem?Perhapsyou havesomeideastoshare?Bringyour familyalongtothisafternoonforumand let'sworktogethertoReshapetheWorld! Sunday18August,1:30–4:30pm UniversityCentre,Universityof Tasmania,SandyBaycampus ChurchillAvenue,SandyBay Bookingsessential: reshapetheworld.eventbrite.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org ABORIGINAL LAND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM GREENING AUSTRALIA GreeningAustralia,alongwithAboriginal educatorsandlandholders,invite youtojoinhistorianandauthorBill Gammage,TheBiggestEstateonEarth: HowAboriginesMadeAustralia,foran Aboriginallandmanagementsymposium.
TheMidlandsisTasmania’sonly biodiversityhotspot-learnhowGreening Australiaisrestoringthelandscapeat scalewithsupportfromlandholdersand Aboriginallandmanagementtechniques. TheSymposiumwillalsoincludeawalkon theAboriginalPatrulaTrailatMtNelson. Tuesday20August,12–4pm SustainabilityLearningCentre 50OlindaGrove,MtNelson General:$20.00,Concession:$15.00, AboriginalCommunityandGreening AustraliaMembers:Free Toregisterfortheseevents,contactNel Smit:email@example.com facebook.com/GreeningAustralia ThiseventfollowsafielddayinRoss (page17).
MORE SCIENCE, MORE AWARENESS MINI CONFERENCE ELIZABETH COLLEGE You’reinvitedoncampustoseestudents fromElizabethCollegeandinvitedguests presentresultsfromtheirindependent scientificresearch.Letthestudentsamaze youwiththeirpassionforscience– you’llneverbelievewhatyoungminds cancomeupwith! Thursday12September, 11:00am–1pm ElizabethCollegeUndercroft 256ElizabethStreet,Hobart elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au FLY ME TO MARS: SCIENCE POSTER COMPETITION ELIZABETH COLLEGE Open to all Southern Tasmanian students K – 12, this year’s theme is Fly Me to Mars. Posters visually representing scientific research will be displayed at the More Science, More Awareness Mini Conference on 12 September.
Entries will be judged on their STEM content on a people’s choice basis. The winning entry will receive $100 prize money and an additional $100 for the student’s school. Book prizes will also be awarded. Winners will be announced at the conference. Pleasesubmityourentryby8August 2019totheElizabethCollegeOffice: 256ElizabethStreet,Hobart,7000 elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au
NORTHERN EVENTS 17 16 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. NORTHERN EVENTS SPEAKER PROGRAM ThisyearQVMAGisdelightedtohaveseveralexcellentspeakersdiscussingtheirresear ch.Thespeaker programissupportedbyFriendsoftheQVMAG,theUniversityofTasmania,andtheRoyalSo cietyofTasmania. Forbookingdetailsandmoreinformationvisitqvmag.tas.gov.au/events CURIOUS CLIMATE TASMANIA CENTRE FOR MARINE SOCIOECOLOGY SpeakwithsomeofTasmania'sbrightest sciencemindsaboutclimatechange issuesthataremostimportanttoresidents inNorthernTasmania.Answerstosome ofthemostpopularquestionssubmitted throughanABCRadiocall-outwillbe revealed,plusliveQ&AwithUniversityof TasmaniaandCSIROscientists.
LAUNCESTON Tuesday6August,6–7:30pm RorySpenceLectureTheatre, UniversityofTasmania,Inveresk campus,2InvermayRoad,Launceston Bookingsappreciated: curiousclimate.org.au STHELENS Wednesday7August,6–7:30pm BaysideInn,2CeciliaStreet,StHelens Bookingsappreciated: curiousclimate.org.au KITCHEN SCIENCE AND AMAZING CHOCOLATE CREATIONS CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST Bepreparedforanexcitingjourneyof discoveryinthechocolatekitchenwith scienceguruRobandkitchenmarvelNat astheycreatetastytreatsandexplainthe sciencebehindthem.Youmayevenbe “lucky”enoughtobeaskedtohelpbutwill youbegameenoughtotrythesetreats?
Sunday11August Session1:11–11:30am Session2:2–2:30pm StPatrick'sSchoolHall 55BradshawStreet,Latrobe $2perperson firstname.lastname@example.org chocolatewinterfest.com.au BRITTANY TRUBODY SCIENTIST AND HISTORIAN WHEN SPACE AND EARTH COLLIDE: IMPACT STRIKES AND EXTINCTION EVENTS* “Rangtheearthlikeabell!”Howbettertodescribewhat happenswhenalargeastralbodyslamsintoourplanet? Lookingattheearth’shistorywecanseewheresomeof thesestrikesreallymadeanimpact–andBIGonesatthat! *Spoileralert,ALLdinosaurswereharmedinthisproduction.
Friday16August,6:30pm–PartofNightsattheMuseum DR JENNIFER LAVERS INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND ANTARCTIC STUDIES THE ACCUMULATION OF SINGLE-USE, DISPOSABLE PLASTIC ITEMS ON REMOTE ISLANDS DrLaversdiscussesherinvestigativescienceandhow whatshehaslearnedmayhelpcleanupourenvironment. Friday16August,7:15pm–PartofNightsattheMuseum EVENING DEBATE SPACE VS. SPECIES: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Friday16August,8:15pm–PartofNightsattheMuseum BREAKING NEW GROUND ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA NORTHERN CHAPTER ComeandlistentoaforumofUniversity ofTasmaniaPhDstudentsdiscuss theirexcitingresearch.Findoutwhat’s happeningrightinyourbackyard andwhylocalscienceissoimportant.
Gettheanswertotheburningquestion: whataretheyreallydoingbehindthe wallsofthatUniversity? RavichandraVemuri-Microbiome: Thenewclinicalfrontier MatthewTaylor-Socio-ecologyofwildlife conservationonprivateland RachaelSanders-Changesinsurface watersoftheSoutheastPacificandbeyond RajeshRaj-Dilemmasofolderpeople facingdialysis Sunday11August,1:30–2:30pm QVMAGInveresk 2InvermayRoad,Launceston rst.org.au BRIGHT SCIENCE IDEAS: SPEED PITCH NIGHT STARTUP TASMANIA / QVMAG Doyouhaveabrightidea?You'reinvited topitchjustaboutanythingaslong asit'sundertwominuteslong-bring yourinnovativescienceandtechideas! Presenttoagroupofotherstart-uppers, mentorsandpeersinarelaxedandfun environment.Youmightevenwinaprize! Friday16August,6:30–7:30pm Auditorium,QueenVictoriaMuseumand ArtGallery,2InvermayRoad,Inveresk RSVP:vandiemenproject.com.au/events 0363491919 email@example.com BIG DAY OF SCIENCE Findoutaboutthesciencebehindoureverydaylives.
MeetthespecialistsfromQVMAG,theCityofLaunceston, Plastic-FreeLaunceston,TasWater,theUniversityof Tasmania,TamarNRM,theAustralianElectricVehicle Association,andmore.ExtraPlanetariumshowswillbe presented,includingthemuseum’snewshowCapcom Go!abouttheApollomissionstotheMoon.Education specialistswillberunningMissionSpace,acollectionof funspace-relatedactivities.TheCrazyScientistwillbe there,andDinosaurrEvolutionwillamazeyou! Saturday10August,10am–4pm SUNDAY SCIENCE ThefuncontinuesonSunday11Augustincluding:the Sundayplanetariumshows;educationactivities;andyou cantrybuildingalunarrover!NaturalSciencesstaffwill showtheirworkwithavarietyofcreatures.Bringyour questionsanddon'tforgettoaskthemwhatowlseat! Sunday11August,10am–4pm NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM NightsattheMuseumhavebeenextremelypopular withpeopleofallagesoverthepastfewyears.Thereis somethingspecialaboutbeinginthemuseumatnight! QVMAGgallerieswillbeopenincludingthespectacular DinosaurrEvolutionexhibition.Weatherpermitting, telescopesaimedattheMoon,planetsandthefeaturesof thestarryskywillbeavailable—seetheringsofSaturn! RepresentativesfromtheVanDiemenProjectwillbethere toencouragevisitorstodiscussbrightideasinscience, anddon'tforgettocheckoutthespeakerprogram.
Saturday10andFriday16August,6–9pm ABORIGINAL LAND MANAGEMENT MIDLANDS BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT FIELD DAY GREENING AUSTRALIA JoinBillGammage,historianand multi-award-winningauthorofThe BiggestEstateonEarth:HowAborigines MadeAustralia,Aboriginaleducators, andleadingecologistsintheMidlands biodiversityhotspotforadayonCountry exploringAboriginallandandrestoration management.
Sunday18August,8am–4pm Beaufront,BeaufrontRoad,Ross General:$50,Concession:$30, AboriginalCommunityandGreening AustraliaMembers:Free Bookingsessential: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/GreeningAustralia QueenVictoriaMuseumandArtGalleryhasaweekofsciencefunforpeopleofallagesandin terests!Therewillbeplentyofastronomy,includingatalkontheanniversary oftheApollomissionstothemoon–willweevergoback?Getmadkeenonsciencewiththecra zyscientist,enjoyaspectaculardinosaurdisplay,seearangeofelectric vehiclesandfindoutabouttheproblemswithplastics.Watchthemuseum’snaturalscien cesteamsortingandidentifyingspidersandinsects,andconservingbirdsand mammalsandbones.Plus,lotsmore!
SATURDAY 10 - FRIDAY 16 AUGUST SCIENCE OPEN SEASON AT QVMAG MARTIN GEORGE ASTRONOMER, QVMAG THE APOLLO MISSIONS TO THE MOON HearabouttheApollomissionstotheMoonandhowNASA planstosendpeoplethereonceagainby2024. Saturday10August,6:30pm–PartofNightsattheMuseum PATSY CAMERON CULTURAL GEOGRAPHER ABORIGINAL SCIENCE: STORIES OF OUR SKY COUNTRY Saturday10August,7:15pm–PartofNightsattheMuseum ROYAL SOCIETY LECTURE BREAKING NEW GROUND: PRESENTATIONS BY FOUR PHD CANDIDATES Sunday11August,1:30pm JOHN GOODERHAM TAME FRESHWATER ECOLOGIST WATERBUG BLITZ FindoutwhataWaterbugBlitzisandlearnhowtoidentify creaturesthatyoucanfindinthewater.
Tuesday13August,10:30am SPEAKER PROFILE DR JENNIFER LAVERS Dr Jennifer Lavers is a research scientist from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). She specialises in marine eco-toxicology, with expertise in tropical and temperate seabird ecology, invasive species management, and marine debris plastic pollution. Dr Lavers made headlines with her work from Australia’s remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands, which she revealed was home to an astonishing 414 million pieces of plastic pollution, largely consisting of consumer items including bottle caps, straws, shoes and thongs.
She points out that this is a conservative estimate. In May 2017 Dr Lavers also made news, revealing that beaches on remote Henderson Island in the South Pacific had the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on Earth.
Dr Lavers is especially interested in exploring ways the research community can effectively engage the broader public in science and conservation. SeeJenniferspeakatScienceOpen Season(page16) SEAHORSE WORLD FREE DEVONSHIRE TEA* Buy a full-priced adult ticket to Seahorse World during Science Week and receive a free Devonshire Tea in the Cormorant Café! Seahorse World provides a hands-on, engaging experience for visitors wanting to learn about these wonderful creatures. SeahorseWorldandtheCormorantCafé Shed1AInspectionHeadWharf,200 FlindersStreet,BeautyPoint 0363834111 email@example.com seahorseworld.com.au #seahorseworld *Termsandconditions:validwithoriginalcoupononly.
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NORTHWEST AND WESTERN EVENTS 19 18 Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. NORTHWEST EVENTS CURIOUS CLIMATE TASMANIA CENTRE OF MARINE SOCIOECOLOGY Speakface-to-facewithsomeof Tasmania'sbrightestsciencemindsabout climatechangeissuesthataremost importanttoresidentsontheWestCoast. Answerstosomeofthemostpopular questionssubmittedthroughanABCRadio call-outwillberevealed,plusliveQ&A withUniversityofTasmaniaandCSIRO scientists.
Sunday4August4–5:30pm EmpireHotel 2OrrStreet,Queenstown Bookingsappreciated: curiousclimate.org.au NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK QUIZ FOR TASMANIACS SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TASMANIA TheofficialTasmanianNationalScience Weekquizheadsnorthforthefirsttime ever!Grabateamandtestyourknowledge inthisfun,sciencethemedquiz.
50yearsonfromthelunarlandingthere stillisnoplanetB?Everwonderedwhat apuggleeatsorhowmanywomenhave landedonthemoon?Thesequestionsand moreshallbeansweredalongwithfun gamesforallages. Monday5August,6:30–9pm PenguinSurfLifeSavingClub 68PreservationDrive PreservationBay,Penguin $5adult;$3concession/students BYOFood.Drinksatbarprices. Entryfeeatdoor.
Bookingsessential: trybooking.com/BDMEQ stat.org.au CREATING A FROG FRIENDLY GARDEN CRAIG BROADFIELD MeetsomeliveTassiefrogs,listento experts,andenjoyaneducationalevent thatwillexplaintheecosystemsrequired forfrogsandwhatourcommunitycan dotoprovidebackyardhabitatsforour nativefauna.Getyourhandsdirtyand learnhowtocreateandmaintaina frog-friendlygarden. Friday16-17August,10am– 4pm BannonCarpark 23EdwardStreet,Ulverstone firstname.lastname@example.org DARK, CREEPY, COOL: SIXTEEN LEGS FILM SCREENINGS MARAKOOPA CAFE EnjoyascreeningofSIXTEENLEGS,anature documentarylikenoothersetinamagical undergroundecosystemhiddenbeneath oneoftheworld'slastgreatwildernesses.
Withspectacularimageryandadark-fantasy twist,thisreal-world"Charlotte'sWeb" capitalisesonmasterstory-tellerNeil Gaiman'sglobalpopularitytobringastory ofstabilityandsolitudeintoourworldof rapidchange.
- Beforeorafteryourmovie,considervisiting MoleCreekCaveswhicharejustmoments awayfromthecafe.Maybeyoucanspota giantprehistoricspider! Saturday10-Sunday18August ScreeningTimes: Sat10August,12pm
- Sun11August,2pm Mon12August,12pm
- Tues13August,2pm Wed14August,12pm
- Thu15August,2pm Fri16August,6pm
- Sat17August,12pm&6pm Sun18August,2pm MarakoopaCafe,186MayberryRoad (ClosetoMoleCreekCavesTicketOffice), Mayberry Movietickets:$12adults, $8childrenunder12 Bookingsessential:marakoopacafe.com INVENTING TOMORROW: FILM SCREENING UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Beinspiredbysomeoftheworld’sgreatest youngminds-followsixyoungscientists fromaroundtheglobeastheycreate environmentallyconsciousprojectsto competeattheInternationalScience andEngineeringFair(ISEF).Therewillbe anintroductionandQ&Awith2017ISEF representative,LachlanDick. Sunday18August,1pm BurnieArtsandFunctionCentre 77-79WilmotStreet,Burnie Bookingsrecommended: utas.edu.au/makerx email@example.com SCIENCE IN THE PUB UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA ExperiencethisinauguralWestCoast ScienceinthePubeventandmeetsome ofTassie'semergingyoungscientists. Hearaboutextinctandendangeredbirds likedwarfemus,findoutwhatmakes flowersgrow,anddiscoveranappthat canhelpdoctorspredictheartfailure–all researchbeingconductedbyYoungTassie Scientists!Grababeverageandenjoy scienceinafun,relaxedenvironment. Thursday29August,6–7:30pm HeemskirkHotel 1/25MainStreet,Zeehan Bookingsappreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org JUNIOR WILDLIFE KEEPER WING'S WILDLIFE PARK ThisJuniorKeeperExperienceoffersthe uniqueopportunityforchildrenaged6to 14togethands-onandexperiencebehind thescenesactionatWing's WildlifeParkby:
- engagingwithwildlifeandthekeepers whomanagethem;
- assistingwithfoodpreparationand maintenanceofwildlifeenclosures. Saturday10andSunday11August 10:15am–1pm Wings'WildlifePark 137WindussRoad,GunnsPlains $65perchild(includeslunch) Bookingsessential:0364291151. Capacityislimited!
wingswildlifepark.com.au CIRCULAR HEAD SCIENCE GIG 2019 - MOON MADNESS CIRCULAR HEAD COUNCIL TheCircularHeadScienceGig2019is afree,family-friendly,funeventwith displays,hands-onexperiments,activities andcompetitionsforeveryone.Comeand checkoutthecompetitionentriesand makeateamtocompeteintheMacgyver Challenge.Lotstodoandsee! Monday12August,5:30–8pm CircularHeadCommunity &RecreationCentre 72NelsonStreet,Smithton facebook.com/CHScienceBigGig THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE BURNIE LIBRARY Comeandexplorefourfunscience experimentsincludingwaterfireworks, magicmilk,bouncyballsandlavalamps. Wednesday14August,3:30–4:30pm BurnieLibrary 30AlexanderStreet,Burnie Bookingsarerequired.
facebook.com/BurnieLibrary MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HIGH Cometothiscommunityshowcaseofthe projectsundertakenbyYear6-10students fortheUniversityofTasmaniaScienceand EngineeringInvestigationAwardsand PrimarySpaceScienceprojects.Seewhat thesecleverstudentshavediscovered! Therewillalsobeamorningtea,BBQand assemblytoannouncethewinners. Thursday15August,11am–1pm MountainHeightsSchoolGymnasium andStudentCentre 81ConlanStreet,Queenstown PleaseRSVP:andrea.stanley@ education.tas.gov.au facebook.com/mountainheightsschool TASTROFEST THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 3 AUGUST HEAD TO ULVERSTONE FOR AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL AND CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING.
- CHECK OUT A REPLICA OF THE APOLLO 11 COMMAND MODULE
- LIVE STREAM DIRECTLY WITH THE NASA TEAM IN HOUSTON USA MAKERX BURNIE - BUILD. CREATE. LEARN. INNOVATE! UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Anexciting“Show&Tell”fromthelocal makercommunity–ameltingpotof scientiststocrafters,engineersand manufacturerstoartists,andschool groupstohobbyists!Enjoyadayof demonstrationsandhands-onactivities showcasingourtraditionalroots, manufacturingprowess,anddigitalfuture. Sunday18August,11am–3pm BurnieArtsandFunctionCentre 77-79WilmotStreet,Burnie Bookingsappreciated: utas.edu.au/makerx email@example.com AND THAT’S NOT ALL!
- Come dressed up as your favourite sci-fi heroes or scour the op-shops for your best 1960s look
- Check out film screenings in the planetarium and on the big screen or meet a stormtrooper for photo opportunities
- Hear from the experts: a full program of talks covering how the moon was formed or if humans can grow plants on other planets
- Test your skills as an Apollo 11 astronaut in VR and see NASA displays and live science shows.
The astrophotography gallery will also be on show where you can take home your own spectacular images. Enjoy three astronomical days as part of a school group or as a curious guest – there’s something for everyone! Like the Facebook page for updated information as activities are added and visit the website for the full schedule of events. tastrofest.com @TastrofestonFacebook,TwitterandInstagram