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                                              FROM OUR PATRON                                                                                                                  The Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee acknowledges the Traditional Custodians
                                              Nobel Laureate, Professor Emerita Elizabeth Blackburn                                                                            of lutruwita, Tasmania and respects the palawa/pakana people for their living cultures and knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                               systems. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and thank all community members who are
                                              Welcome to the National Science Week Tasmania                         Science is our greatest asset for facing the world’s       assisting in the delivery of this state-wide program in 2019.
                                              program of events. In here you will find a pathway                    most significant challenges. While I continue to work
                                              into the heart of Tasmanian science, a place where                    in a field of research dedicated to improving human

                                                                                                                                                                               EVENTS NEAR YOU
                                              you will be inspired and amazed and develop a new                     health, more and more I try to champion science and
                                              appreciation for the outstanding work that scientists,                technology as tools that can deal with other global
                                              researchers and innovators are doing right here in                    issues such as planetary health.
                                              our beautiful island home.                                            Science is for everyone. It is not separate from
                                                                                                                                                                               SOUTHERN EVENTS................................................4–14                                                      KEY TO EVENTS:
                                              I am a very proud Tasmanian. I was born in Snug                       us and is part of all our lives. Science Week is a
                                              and grew up in Launceston, and it was here that                       fabulous opportunity for each of us to participate                                                                                                                                         Children's University               Film
                                              I was first inspired to pursue a career in science.                   and celebrate the valuable role that science plays in      YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS...........................................15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Community Expo                      Performance
                                              The Tasmanian environment helped ignite my own                        our society.
                                              curiosity. In my childhood I loved animals, even
                                                                                                                                                                               NORTHERN EVENTS................................................ 16-17                                                           Competition                         Outdoor
                                                                                                                    The best science ultimately comes, in some form
                                              the jellyfish and stinging ants I found around the                    or other, from team efforts. Collaborations of minds       NORTHWEST AND WESTERN EVENTS....................... 18-19                                                                       Dinner/Food                         Online
                                              beach near my home and I developed a fascination                      and efforts are vital to science and, I believe, for the                                                                                                                                   Exhibition                          Talk
                                              for the world around me. As I grew into adulthood I                   community to mobilise and actively participate in          STATEWIDE EVENTS..................................................20
                                              recognised that science was a way for me to turn that                                                                                                                                                                                                            Family                              Tour
                                                                                                                    science activities and discourse. We can benefit from
                                              spark of curiosity into a fulfilling career and a lifelong            taking a collective approach to nurturing science          EVENT QUICK GUIDE..............................................22-23                                                            Festival                            Workshop
                                              pursuit of new knowledge that benefits society.                       capability in the community, and Science Week is a
                                              Science Week can be that spark for you and your                       valuable mechanism for inspiring a new generation
                                              family and I encourage you to attend events and                       of children to become curious about the world we
                                              participate in the wealth of activities on offer.                     inhabit!

                                              FROM THE MINISTER
                                              Hon Michael Ferguson MP, Minister for Science & Technology
                                              Science Week is a time to celebrate our achievements,                The legacy of Apollo 11 will also be at the core of the
                                              our discoveries and our yet to be answered questions.                2019 Science Week schools program with ‘Destination
                                              It helps us understand our world and beyond.                         Moon’ taking centre stage, and the Festival of Bright
                                              Science Week harnesses the power of curiosity                        Ideas will bring the STEM sector and the community
                                              and wonder. It recognises the dreamers, the deep                     together at Princes Wharf 1 to inspire life-long
                                              thinkers and the innovators, and makes science                       learners of all ages.
                                              accessible to everyone.                                              Hobart’s youth dance company DRILL will present
                                              The Tasmanian Liberal Government is excited to once                  NEON, an art-science fusion, to engage the young                                                                                                                                     SCIENCE OPEN SEASON
                                              again support the Science Week program, which                        and young at heart, and Greening Australia and the          TASTROFEST                                                                                                               Saturday 10 - Friday 16 August
                                              this year welcomes Tasmanian born and raised                         Tasmanian Aboriginal community are joining forces           Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 August                                                                                           Dinosaurs, the Moon landing, and the Crazy Scientist
                                              Nobel laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, as its                to explore traditional and contemporary sci-tech                                                                                                                                     feature in QVMAG's massive program of activities.
                                              inaugural Patron. As the first woman in Australia to                                                                             Australia's biggest astronomy festival celebrates
                                                                                                                   knowledge with the Tasmanian Midlands                       the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing!
                                              receive a Nobel Prize, Dr Blackburn is an inspiration                Biodiversity Hotspot.
                                              for current and future generations of Tasmanian                                                                                  NASA live stream, VR, star gazing & more!
                                              scientists and innovators.                                           Perennial favourite, BeakerStreet@TMAG – the
                                                                                                                   pop-up science bar – will return to the Tasmanian
                                              The 2019 Science Week line-up in Tasmania is packed                  Museum and Art Gallery with a fresh new program
                                              full of engaging and fascinating events right across                 for 2019.                                                     BEAKERSTREET@TMAG
                                              the state.                                                                                                                                                                                                             FESTIVAL OF
                                                                                                                   Let Science Week inspire you and take you exploring:                                 Friday 16- Saturday 17 August                               BRIGHT IDEAS
                                              TastroFest, Tasmania’s astronomy festival, will kick
                                              off Science Week with NASA astronauts and experts                    the sky is no longer the limit.                               Roving scientists, thylacine DNA, cocktails, Ockham's                                          Saturday 10 August
                                                                                                                   In 2019 there is something for everyone at Science            Razor live podcast, retro gaming, art, performance &                          FOBI is exploding with science for all
                                              on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the                                                                                                        hands-on activities for everyone.
                                              moon landing, one of the greatest achievements                       Week in Tasmania – we heartily encourage you to get                                                                                        your senses. See, hear and feel what's
                                              in human history.                                                    involved in as many events as possible.                                                                                                       happening in science in Tasmania.

    Grab the free app!                              natsciwktas             In Tasmania, National Science Week is supported by Inspiring
                                                                            Australia, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government,
           DOWNLOAD ON THE   ANDROID APP ON         sciencetasmania         and is coordinated by the Tasmanian National Science Week
                                                                            Coordinating Committee who work with event holders to develop,
                                                    #scienceweek            produce and promote a state-wide program of events.
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

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    SCIENCE                                                 HUON VALLEY                                               BOTANICAL ART                                             FAMILY STEM                                        CRAIG CHALLEN:                                  PAINTING A                                    NATIONAL SCIENCE                             MARINE PLASTICS:
    STREET PARTY                                            STEM EXPO                                                 – MICROSCOPES,                                            EVENING AT                                         AUSTRALIAN OF                                   CHANGING                                      WEEK QUIZ FOR                                FINDING
                                                                                                                      LEAVES AND                                                THE A-LAB                                          THE YEAR                                        WORLD: HOW ART                                TASMANIACS                                   SOLUTIONS BY
    MENZIES INSTITUTE OF                                    HUON HIGH SCHOOL                                          PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                  UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA                          AND SCIENCE CAN                                                                            LINKING SCIENCE
    MEDICAL RESEARCH                                        The Huon STEM Expo invites the                                                                                      PETER UNDERWOOD CENRE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AND TASMANIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AUSTRALIA DAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SPEAK TOGETHER                                SCIENCE TEACHERS                             AND COMMUNITY
    Head to Good Grief Studios to watch a local             community to see the results of ten                       ELIZABETH COLLEGE                                         An evening of fun, interactive STEM activities     NETWORK                                         IN A TIME OF                                  ASSOCIATION OF
    artist live paint a street art installation             Huon Valley schools coming together                                                                                                                                                                                    ENVIRONMENTAL                                 TASMANIA
                                                                                                                      Be adventurous and go back to school                      for the whole family using the latest              Joint Australian of the Year Craig Challen SC                                                                                              AUSTRALIAN
    of the unique wonders of Tasmanian                      to celebrate and explore innovations                      with botany and science! Create a work                    technologies! Participate in a variety of          OAM explores how a love of investigation        CHANGE                                        Grab a team of eight and test your           METEOROLOGICAL AND
    science. There will be a meet and greet                 in STEM. Technology, renewable energy                     of art by sectioning, staining and using                  engineering design challenges to develop           and environment enabled him to help                                                           knowledge in this fun, science themed        OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY/
    with the artist creating the work and the               and activities re-using waste are this                    microscopy on a variety of botanical                      21st Century skills and a passion for STEM.        others. Craig will share his fascinating                                                      quiz. 50 years on from the lunar landing     AUSTRALIAN MARINE
    scientists that contributed, a science dance            year’s themes. Take part in the cardboard                                                                                                                                                                              HADLEY’S ART PRIZE                            there still is no planet B? Ever wondered    SCIENCES ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                      samples, led by Dr Tanya Scharaschkin.                    There is something to inspire all ages!            story from the depths of the 2018 Thai cave
    performance by DRILL, science band Atomic               challenge: make something functional,                     All welcome.                                                                                                 rescue mission and participate in a panel       Why do palaeoecologists look at art? What     what a puggle eats or how many women         Have you event wondered how marine
    Deluxe, live sound wave art projected                                                                                                                                       Thursday 8 August, 5 – 8pm                                                                         is the role of art in conservation? And how   have landed on the moon? These               plastics are transported around the world?
                                                            durable and strong from waste.                                                                                                                                         discussion about extreme environments
    throughout, a pop-up bar, food trucks, and                                                                        Wednesday 7 August, 2:30 – 4:30pm                         A-Lab @ the Peter Underwood Centre                                                                 might art and science come together to        questions and more shall be answered         What their impact on marine life is?
                                                            Tuesday 6 August, 12 – 2:30pm                                                                                       157 Elizabeth Street, Hobart                       and emergency medicine and response.
    more surprises to be announced.                                                                                   Elizabeth College Science Block, B301                                                                                                                        help us respond to environmental change?      along with fun games and prizes.             And how the community can help reduce
                                                            Huonville Primary Multipurpose Room                       256 Elizabeth Street, Hobart                               Saturday 10 August, 5 – 6pm                                                                                                                the amount of plastics entering the marine
    Saturday 3 August, 4 – 8pm                              72 Wilmot Road, Huonville                                                                                                                                                                                              Come and hear scientists, artists and         Tuesday 13 August, 6:30 – 9pm
                                                                                                                      Bookings essential:                                                                                          Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre, University         curators reflect at a special Hadley's Art                                                 environment? Presenters tackle these
    Good Grief Studios                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Buckingham Rowing Club @ New Town            issues through three short talks and a Q&A
                                                            Nel Smit, 0407 684 029                                                                                                            of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus                   Prize afternoon tea with tea, coffee, and
    62 Argyle Street, Hobart                                                                                                                                                                           Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay                                                                   Rowing Centre                                forum with local experts.
    Bookings appreciated:                                                                                                                                                       BLUEPRINTS                                                                                         scones provided.                              5 Marine Esplanade, New Town                                                                                   CURIOUS CLIMATE                                           OF NATURE                                          Bookings recommended:                           Sunday 11 August, 2 – 3pm                     $5 adults; $3 concession/students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday 13 August, 6 – 7:30pm
                                                            HOW NEUTRONS                                              TASMANIA                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre, University                               CAN SAVE THE                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hadley's Orient Hotel                         BYO food, drinks at bar prices.
                                                                                                                      CENTRE FOR MARINE                                                                                                           34 Murray Street, Hobart                      Entry fee at door.                           of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus
    A HEALTHY                                               WORLD!                                                    SOCIOECOLOGY                                              INALA FOUNDATION                                                                                                                                                                              Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay
                                                            AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE                                                                                                Back when science and art were better                                                              Bookings essential:                           Bookings essential:
    CATCHMENT                                                                                                         Speak face-to-face with some of                                                                                                                                        
                                                            OF PHYSICS                                                Tasmania's brightest science minds about                  acquainted, we find a beautiful story
    FOR HOBART'S                                            They're small, neutral and often in a spin -                                                                        weaving together the histories of women, art                                                       changing-world-tickets-62895498128  
    DRINKING WATER                                                                                                    the climate change issues most important
                                                                                                                                                                                and science through cyanotype photography.                                                         0490 389 415
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LEGO AT THE
                                                            so much more than ‘just’ part of the atom.                to residents in southern and central                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LIBRARY
                                                            Neutrons are the sub-atomic particles                     Tasmania. Answers to some of the most                     Using a technique unchanged since the                                                                        INTO THE VAULTS:
    THE DERWENT                                             that are here to save the world! Speaker                  popular questions submitted through an                    1800s, create your own blueprints of nature                                                                      AN EVENING AT THE
    CATCHMENT PROJECT                                       Dr Helen Maynard-Casely from ANSTO will                   ABC Radio call-out will be revealed, plus                 using the power of the sun.                                                                                                                      STATE’S ZOOLOGY                              BRIDGEWATER LIBRARY
    Come and search for waterbugs in a model                tell you how neutrons are here to shed                    live Q&A with University of Tasmania and                  Demonstrations will be held at 10:30am and                                                         WALKING THROUGH                               COLLECTION                                   Lego Challenge will ask participants to
    river and identify them using the free                  light and solve the grand challenges we                   CSIRO scientists.                                         1:30pm, however anyone arriving outside of                                                         ICELAND: LESSONS                                                                           reproduce an image with Lego bricks.
                                                            face today.                                                                                                         these times will still be able to participate.    SPEAKER PROFILE                                                                                                                             This is an introduction to scientific
    waterbug app. Chat to people from The                                                                             Thursday 8 August, 6 – 7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                BYO lunch and drinks - there is plenty of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   IN VEGETATION                                 TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND                         concepts through fun, practical, hands on
    Derwent Catchment Project about what                    Tuesday 6 August, 8 – 9pm                                 Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre, University                                                                     CRAIG CHALLEN                                    AND VOLCANOES                                 ART GALLERY (TMAG)
    keeps a catchment healthy and how we as                 Physics Lecture Theatre 1, University                                                                               space inside and out for a picnic. Suitable for                                                                                                                                               experiences and the challenges are age
                                                                                                                      of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus                             all ages (children must be supervised).           AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR                                                                         Unlock the vault and explore a space         appropriate. Activities will encourage both
    'citizen scientists' can tell if our waterways          of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus                             Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay
    are in good shape.                                                                                                                                                          This event will run rain, hail or shine.          In July 2018 Craig participated in the           This film screening and presentation          rarely seen by the public. You’ll have an    group and individual work.
                                                            Clark Road, Sandy Bay                                     Bookings appreciated:                                                                                       Tham Luang cave rescue of 13 people                                                            opportunity to be guided by scientists
    Sunday 4 August, 8:30am – 1pm                                                                                                                                               Saturday 10 August, 10:20am – 4pm                                                                  by Bob Holderness-Roddam will look at                                                      LEGO CHALLENGE
                                                                       , 03 6226 1839                                                                         in Thailand. He has been named as the            Iceland's climate and some of the volcanic    while investigating a collection that
    Farm Gate Market                                                                                         Inala Nature Tours                                2019 Australian of the Year for Western                                                        covers whales to weevils and thousands       Tuesday 13 August, 3 – 4:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   history, including eruptions, that severely                                                Appropriate for ages primary and above
    Bathurst Street (between Murray and                                                                                                                                         320 Cloudy Bay Road, South Bruny Island           Australia and the joint 2019 Australian          affected the northern hemisphere climate.     of animals in between. Hear about the
    Elizabeth Streets), Hobart                                                                                                                                                  03 6293 1217                                      of the Year with his dive partner                The talk includes a 20 minute film about      Museum’s latest research on Tasmanian        LEGO PLAY AND LEARN
    Trish Clements, 0477 207 440                                                                                                                                                           Richard Harris.                                  the presenter's 1972 visit to Lake Myvatyn    animals. This exclusive opportunity is not   Wednesday 14 August, 10:30 – 11am                                                                                                                                                                                                  An Australian cave explorer and                  exploring scenery and bird life.              to be missed!                                Appropriate for pre-school children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                member of the Wet Mules diving                   Monday 12 August, 7 – 8pm                     Tuesday 13 August, 6 – 7:30pm                Bridgewater Library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  group, some of Craig’s notable                   Room 302, Engineering Building,               TMAG Collections and Research Facility       23 Green Point Road behind Civic Centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  explorations include the extension               University of Tasmania,                       5 Winkleigh Place, Rosny                     Bridgewater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Cocklebiddy Cave on the Nullarbor             Sandy Bay campus                                                                           03 6165 5446
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plain of Australia in 2008 and the                                                             Bookings essential: curatorenquiries@
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dobson Road, Sandy Bay               Capacity is limited!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  over the last 10 years.                          Bookings recommended:                         Minimum age 13                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         , 03 6249 1579            03 6165 6929                                 BridgewaterLibraryTasmania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A veterinary surgeon by profession,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Craig is also an enthusiastic helicopter                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and aeroplane pilot and has an avid                                                            research/zoology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  interest in shipwreck diving.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See Craig speak at the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Tasmania (above)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.

                                                                                                                                            FOBI 2019 IS FIZZING WITH EXCITING
                                                                                                                                            SCIENCE TO BLOW YOUR CURIOUS AND
                                                                                                                                            CREATIVE MIND. FROM THE SCIENCE

                                        OF BRIGHT
                                                                                                                                            OF BUBBLES AND MARSHMALLOW
                                                                                                                                            CANNONS, DANCING ROBOTS AND
                                                                                                                                            UNDERSEA CREATURES, PLANT CELLS

                                PRINCES WHARF NO.1
                                                                                                                                            AND MEGA FAUNA, REPURPOSING OLD
                                                                                                                                            TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL WORLD
                                                                                                                                            TOURS, THERE’LL BE SOMETHING AT
                                                                                                                                            FOBI TO SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION.                               CLARE VAN DORSSEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                          DIY SCIENCE
                         10 AUGUST 2019 10AM – 5PM                                                                                          THIS FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE
                                                                                                                                            BRIGHTEST INNOVATION, RESEARCH                                Join Clare in creating fun science, using only things found
                     FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU                                                                                           AND TECHNOLOGY HAPPENING IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                          around the home! From creating smoke rings, to using your
                          UNDER 18s FREE, ADULTS $10                                                                                        TASMANIA – AND IT’S COMING TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                          vacuum cleaner as a marshmallow cannon, this show will give
                                                                                                                                                                                                          you some great ideas in how to do science everywhere!
                                                                                                                                            YOU THIS AUGUST.                                              Clare is the co-host of the children’s TV science show BrainBuzz.

         Presented by:                                                                                                 Supported by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR THE FULL PROGRAM INCLUDING STAGE SHOWS, WORKSHOPS, TOURS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AND TICKETS VISIT FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU #FOBI19
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

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                SCIENCE FOR THE                                                                                                                                                THE FOBI 2019
                                                                                                                                                                               SHOWCASE IS
                CURIOUS AND CREATIVE                                                                                                                                           PRESENTED BY
                                                                                                                                                                               Aurora Energy                      Science Teachers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Association of Tasmania
                Over 50 experiences presented by Tasmania’s science superstars...                                                                                              Australian Antarctic
                                                                                                                                                                               Division                           Southernstorm
                                                                                                                                                                               City of Hobart                     Environmental
                                                                           DISCOVER                                                                                                                               Consultants
                                                                                                                                                                               Coder College
                                                                           How are water and sewage managed in space?                                                                                             Sustainability Learning
                                                                                                                                                                               CSIRO                              Centre
                                                                           Learn how to measure your home’s energy efficiency
                                                                           Tracks and traces of Tasmania’s wildlife                                                            Dominic College                    Tasmanian Albatross
                                                                                                                                                                               DPIPWE                             Fund
                                                                           How industrial waste metals can be used in new technologies
                                                                           What is Tiny Science?                                                                               EKIDAZ                             Tasmanian Model Solar
                                                                           Seahorses, globefish and the Northern Pacific Sea Star                                              Engineers Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tasmanian Museum
                                                                           Polymers are everywhere! But what and where are they?                                               EPA Tasmania                       and Art Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                               Forest Education                   TasNetworks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ten Lives Cat Centre
                                                                                                                                                                               Hobart Hackerspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  University of
Photo: Rob Armstrong                                                                                                                                                           Hydro Tasmania                     Tasmania:
                                                                                                                                                                               Inspiring Tasmania                 Institute for Marine and
                EXPLORE                                                                                                                                                        Keep Australia Beautiful           Antarctic Studies
                Navigate your way around a Mobius strip                                                                                                                        Make Science Fun                   Menzies Institute for
                Drones, Virtual Reality, game design and 3D printing                                                                                                                                              Medical Research
                                                                                                                                                                               Marine Discovery
                Why plants make flavours and how we perceive them with our senses                                                                                              Centre                             Peter Underwood Centre
                Learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify native invertebrates                                                                                            Marine National Facility,          School of Engineering
                How do medications work? Have a go at designing your own!                                                                                                      CSIRO                              School of Medicine
                What is the Long-Spined sea urchin doing to Tasmania’s reefs?                                                                                                  MONA/24 Carrot                     (Pharmacy)
                                                                                                                                                                               Gardens                            School of Natural
                                                                                                                           Photo: Chloe Simons                                 Nature. Be in it.                  Sciences (Biological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sciences, CABAH, Earth
                                                                                                                                                                               Parks and Wildlife                 Sciences, Mathematics)     FOBI BY NIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                               Push Start VR
                                                                                                                            TOUR                                               RoboCup Junior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  School of Technology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Environment and Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THE SPACE COWBOY PRESENTS
                                                                                                                            The History & Geology of
                                                                                                                            Salamanca Walking Tour
                                                                                                                                                                               Royal Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (ICT, Geography and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spatial Sciences)          STRANGER THAN FICTION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A HILARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND DARING SCIENCE STUNT SHOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Festival Hub. Peoples choice award,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
                                                                                                                            Engineering Heritage Walk                          Chemical Institute                 Tasmanian Institute of     NOT TO BE MISSED. WARNING - SPARKS AND ARROWS WILL FLY
                                                                                                                                                                               (RACI)                             Agriculture                AND YOUR HEART WILL POUND DURING THIS JAW-DROPPING
                                                                                                                                                                               Salamanca Tours                    UTAS Motorsport            PERFORMANCE CREATED FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE.                                                                      WINNER
                                                                                                                                                                               Science                            UTAS Robotics              Joined by special guest and mad scientist Professor Patrick Sparks this dynamic duo push mind, body           Outrageous Acts of Science, Science
                                                                                                                                                                               Communications                                                and science to the limit in a series of mind-blowing experiments to prove that “Any sufficiently advanced        Channel Television show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Young Tassie Scientists    technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clarke.
                                                                                                                                                                               Initiative (SCI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Friday 9 August , 6:30-8pm • Princes Wharf 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Adult $20, Child $10, Family $50 • food and beverages available for purchase

                                                                                                         FOR THE FULL PROGRAM INCLUDING STAGE SHOWS, WORKSHOPS, TOURS AND TICKETS VISIT FESTIVALOFBRIGHTIDEAS.COM.AU #FOBI19
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo: MONA/Rémi Chauvin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PROFESSOR MIKE ARCHER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RESURRECTING THE THYLACINE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             KIRSHA KAECHELE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EAT THE PROBLEM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo: Melbourne University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Stuart Humphreys

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PROFESSOR MADELEINE VAN OPPEN
              BEAKERSTREET@TMAG IS A POP-UP SCIENCE BAR,                                                                                                                                                                                GENETICALLY ENGINEERING CORAL REEFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Dahlia Foo

            BEAKERSTREET                                                                                                                                 NATASHA MITCHELL                                                                                                                                                      MATTHEW EVANS
                                                                                                                                                         Science Friction Debate                                                                                                                                               THE GOURMET FARMER ON ETHICAL MEAT EATING
                                                                                                                                                         BERNIE HOBBS

                 @TMAG                                                                                                                                   Ockham’s Razor Live!
                                                                                                                                                         Invasive Species Cocktail Bar
                                                                                                                                                         RETRO VIDEO GAME LOUNGE
                      16-17 AUGUST 2019                                                                                                                  TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK
                        6PM – MIDNIGHT                                                                                                                   Distillers’ Bar                                                                                                                DR ALON ILSAR
     TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY                                                                                                                    MOO BREW + WILLIE SMITH’S                                                                                                      ON THE AIRSTICKS
                             FREE ENTRY*                                                                                                                 Science of Booze Workshop                                             Photo: John Dennis
                                                                                                                                                         THE TASSIE SCIENCE
               FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS,                                                                                                                  PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE                                                         AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE TALKS
             VISIT BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU                                                                                                                   WORKSHOPS IN THE TOWN HALL                                                   @ TOWN HALL FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
                                                                                                                                                         UNDERGROUND                                                                 Join Radio National science journalists Professor Robyn Williams, Natasha Mitchell and Bernie
                                                                                  *Some events are ticketed and at other locations.                      MICROBIOMES, BODY HACKING,                                                 Hobbs, along with four world-leading scientists from around Australia. They'll expand your mind    MENZIES LIVING LABORATORY
                                                                                      Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.                                                                                                                                                                                                       HANDS-ON SCIENCE WITH DR PENNY JONES,
                                                                                                                                                         WINE SCIENCE, AND MORE!                                                           on topics ranging from male extinction to the hidden genius of the Periodic Table.          NIAMH CHAPMAN, AND MANY MORE.
                                                       Presented by:                                                             Supported by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DETAILS AND TICKETS: BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU
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     BEAKERSTREET@TMAG                                                                                                                                                                                                       #SCIPUBIMPRO -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WHERE SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MEETS IMPRO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           INTO THE VAULTS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AN EVENING AT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THE TASMANIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ST BRIGID’S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DREAM BIG:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OUR WORLD FILM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THEATRE!                                      HERBARIUM                                      ST BRIGID’S CATHOLIC                          SCREENING
                                                                                                                                                               BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU                                           SCIENCE IN THE PUB                            TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND                           The local community is invited to see         ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Come along to a very special SciPub           ART GALLERY (TMAG)                             what students have created as part of the     Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff
     THE SCIENCE                                             IN DARWIN'S                                               ANTARCTIC TALES                                           WEIRD SCIENCE:                              event! SciPub is teaming up with local        Come to the Tasmanian Herbarium and see        school's 2019 Science Fair: Destination       Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the world’s largest collection of Tasmanian    Moon. With many budding young
     OF CHOCOLATE                                            FOOTSTEPS                                                 AT MAWSON'S                                               THE PETRI DISH                              director Rowan Harris and a fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          scientists in our midst, perhaps the next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is a first of its kind film originally made for
     MAKING                                                                                                            HUTS                                                      AT THE BOTTOM                               team of improvisation artists for an          plant specimens. Join its curators to hear                                                   IMAX® that will transform how we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             evening blending SciPub style science         about famous sea voyages, moss from the        major discovery will come from one of         about engineering. From the Great Wall of
                                                             WALK ON KUNANYI                                                                                                     OF THE WORLD                                communication with improvisational            bones of a dead bushranger, and plants         these enthusiastic, creative children.        China and the world’s tallest buildings, to
     FEDERATION ARTISAN                                      Enjoy a fully catered, guided walk                        MAWSON'S HUTS REPLICA                                                                                 theatre. Whether you're into science,         as rare as orange-bellied parrots. This        Wednesday 14 August, 10am – 2pm               underwater robots, solar cars and smart,
     CHOCOLATE                                               which retraces most of Charles                            MUSEUM                                                    THE STORY BAR AT                            theatre or both, it promises to be            exclusive opportunity is not to be missed!                                                   sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St Brigid's Catholic School
     Follow the cacao bean as it is                          Darwin's climb of kunanyi / Mt                            A chance to explore the Mawson's                          MACQ 01 HOTEL                               buckets of fun!                               Wednesday 14 August, 5:30 – 6:30pm             89 Montagu Street, New Norfolk                the human ingenuity behind engineering
     transformed into delectable chocolate.                  Wellington. The walk will celebrate the                   Huts Replica Museum while listening                       Tasmania was an open-air laboratory         Wednesday 14 and 15 August, 6 – 7:30pm                                                                                                     marvels big and small, and reveals the
     Taste and experience each step of the                   rich natural sciences of the mountain,                    to tales of Antarctic adventures                                                                                                                    Tasmanian Herbarium                            0417 332 999
                                                                                                                                                                                 that excited the minds and tested the                                                     College Road, Sandy Bay                         heart that drives engineers to create better
     journey with the science behind what                    visiting the sites of numerous                            from people who have survived the                         courage of many, keen to describe and       Republic Bar & Cafe                                                                                                                        lives for people around the world. Chat with
     makes chocolate amazing. Learn about                    groundbreaking discoveries. The day                       cold winters, explored the frozen                         share what they found. Warm up for          299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart            Bookings essential:                                                                          real-life Tasmanian engineers about what
     how cacao beans are grown and what                      will end at the Evolve Bar at MACq 01                     landscapes, and revelled in the                           BeakerStreet@TMAG at The Story Bar          Bookings essential:         Kim Hill, 03 6165 5143 or                      COMEDY STANDS                                 we do in the community and in our careers.
     makes bean to bar chocolate a unique                    Hotel, and will include a cocktail for                    stunning beauty of Antarctica.                            at MACq 01 Hotel to hear intriguing         scipubimpro-where-science-meets-                          UP FOR SCIENCE!                               Thursday 15 August, 5:30 – 7:30pm
     taste sensation. A glass of wine is                     those 18+.                                                Saturday 17 August                                        tales about the germination of the          impro-theatre-tickets-62545578509             Minimum age 14.                                TA-DAA! PROFESSIONAL
     included for those 18+.                                                                                                                                                     momentous, the marvellous and                                                                                   ENTERTAINMENT                                 Dechaineux Theatre, University of
                                                             Saturday 17 August 12:30pm – 5:45pm                       Session 1: 4:30 – 5:10pm                                                                              0490 389 415                                                                                                                               Tasmania School of Creative Arts
     Friday 16 August 5:30 – 6:30pm                          Departure location: Tasmanian                             Session 2: 5:20 – 6pm                                     the ‘meh.’                                                                                           Celebrate the funny side of National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NEON                                                                                         Hunter Street, Hobart
     Federation Artisan Chocolate                            Museum and Art Gallery                                    Mawson's Huts Replica Museum                              Saturday 17 August 5 – 5:50pm                                                                                  Science Week when Jokers Comedy Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DRILL                                          (Hobart) and FunnieS at Frank’s (Franklin)
     3 Victoria Street, Hobart                               Dunn Place, Hobart                                        Corner Morrison & Argyle Streets,                         The Story Bar at MACq 01 Hotel
                                                                                                                       Hobart                                                                                                WATERBUG                                      NEON is a contemporary science dance           once again combine forces to bring you
     $30 adults, $25 concession                              $150 adult, $140 concession,                                                                                        18 Hunter Street, Hobart                                                                                                                 more science-themed hilarity with science     INDIGENOUS
     Book a ticket and view the rest of the                  $100 children under 13                                    $6 per person                                             $25 per person, includes a                  WONDERLAND                                    work by Hobart's youth dance company,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          comedians Ben McKenzie and Alanta             FILM NIGHT
     program at                                                                                                                                              welcome drink                                                                             DRILL. Start with a range of fun, scientific
                                                             In the case of very bad weather, the                      Book a ticket and view the rest of the                                                                                                              experiments with artistic outcomes, and        Colley, plus a stellar support line-up each
                                                             walk may be modified or cancelled.                        program at                            Book a ticket and view the rest of the      CITY OF HOBART                                then enter the free-roaming performance        night. We each make an infinite number        ELIZABETH COLLEGE
                                                             Ticket holders will be notified or                                                                                  program at              BUSHCARE                                      experience, where you are given the choice     of choices every day – in relationships,
                                                             refunded as necessary. Please bring                                                                                                                             Take a look into the sparkling world of                                                      in finance, in Buzzfeed quizzes. But how      Join us for a free screening of the award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of how to watch and listen to the unique                                                     winning Australian film Rabbit Proof Fence
                                                             appropriate all-weather clothing and                       AFTER EACH EVENT, WHY NOT HEAD                                                                       water where there's a micro world of          and exciting piece.                            do we make them – and why are some
                                                             shoes.                                                                                                                                                          swimmers, crawlers and slitherers!                                                           of them so terrible? Fresh from their stint   and a presentation on indigenous science.
                                                             Book online at
                                                                                                                        TO BEAKERSTREET@TMAG, THE POP-UP                                                                     Catch some, test out your identification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday 14 – 17 August 7pm                   at the Melbourne International Comedy         Friday 16 August, 6:20 – 8:30pm
                                                             0481 226 981
                                                                                                                        SCIENCE BAR? (PAGES 10-11)                                                                           skills and explore what these little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Matinee performance 17 August 1pm              Festival, Alanta and Ben invite you to dive   Elizabeth College Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                         creatures might grow up to be.                Bayview Secondary College                      into your own psyche, paddle about in         256 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Appropriate for ages 14 and under.            170 Mockridge Road, Clarendon Vale             your subconscious and sun yourself on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          deck chair of your hopes and fears as they    Bookings appreciated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bring: Gumboots or old shoes,                 $27 per person                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bookings essential:       explore the psychology behind the bad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and a spare set of clothing in                                                               decisions we all make.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             case we get a bit wet.                        Capacity is limited!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday 14 August, 10 – 11:30am                        Wednesday 14 August, 8 – 10pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Waterworks Reserve                                                                           Jokers Comedy Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Waterworks Road, Ridgeway                                                                    Polish Corner Cnr New Town & Augusta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rds, New Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $6 per child, adults free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bookings essential:                                                                          $23+booking fee online, $25 at the door
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (group discount also available online)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             03 6238 2886
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday 15 August 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FunnieS at Frank's Cider Bar and Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPEAKER PROFILE                                                                                 3328 Huon Highway, Franklin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DR HELEN MAYNARD-CASELY                                                                         $23+booking fee online, $23 at the door
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE 2019 AIP WOMEN IN PHYSICS LECTURER                                                          (group discount also available online)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 high-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pressure 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          See Helen speak at 'How Neutrons Can Save the World' (page 4).
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

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                                                             PEDAL POWERED
                                                             CINEMA FOR A
                                                                                                                       ABORIGINAL LAND
                                                                                                                                                                                 MORE SCIENCE,
                                                                                                                                                                                 MORE AWARENESS
                                                                                                                                                                                 MINI CONFERENCE                               YOUNG                                                                         KELSEY PICARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BUDDING SCIENTIST – SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @KELSEYONSCIENCE

     Have you seen an eagle up close? At this
                                                             TARREMAH STEINER
                                                                                                                       GREENING AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                       Greening Australia, along with Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                                                                 ELIZABETH COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                                                 You’re invited on campus to see students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TASSIE                                                                        Kelsey loves studying plants, and uses genetics to work out how they know if it is night or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             day, spring or autumn and when to make fruit. Meet Kelsey at the Festival of Bright Ideas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BeakerStreet@TMAG and Science in the Pub (West Coast).

     workshop, you'll meet the resident eagles,              SCHOOL                                                    educators and land holders, invite                        from Elizabeth College and invited guests
     hawks, owls and more as you explore                     Come along and help pedal-power this                      you to join historian and author Bill                     present results from their independent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHELSEA LONG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ICY TIME TRAVELLER – INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND
     the Raptor Refuge and learn all about the               cinema night! The Tarremah School                         Gammage, The Biggest Estate on Earth:                     scientific research. Let the students amaze                                                                                 ANTARCTIC STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
     rescue through to eventual release of                   are hosting positive film/s about the                     How Aborigines Made Australia, for an                     you with their passion for science –
     injured raptors. Check out the huge flight              technological and community                               Aboriginal land management symposium.                     you’ll never believe what young minds                                                                                       Chelsea’s dream of being a glaciologist came true when she went to Antarctica to collect and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SHARING THEIR SCIENCE STORIES IN                                              study ice cores of her very own! Come talk cool science with Chelsea at the Festival of Bright Ideas
     aviaries, flight tunnel and the amazing                 adjustments we can make for a                             The Midlands is Tasmania’s only                           can come up with!                             CLASSROOMS AND AT SCIENCE FESTIVALS
     education centre.                                       sustainable future. Pedal-powered                                                                                                                                 RIGHT ACROSS TASMANIA - FROM FLINDERS                                         and Tastrofest in Ulverstone.
                                                                                                                       biodiversity hotspot - learn how Greening                 Thursday 12 September,
     Saturday 17 August, 10am – 12pm                         smoothies and popcorn available!                          Australia is restoring the landscape at                   11:00am – 1pm                                 TO BRUNY ISLAND, STRAHAN TO SMITHTON,
                                                             Saturday 17 August, 7 – 9pm                               scale with support from landholders and                                                                 AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN!                                                    MATTHEW FIELDING
     Raptor Refuge                                                                                                                                                               Elizabeth College Undercroft                  FIND THE 2019 TEAM AT                                                         RAVEN ABOUT BIRDS – SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES,
     Address available upon booking,                         Tarremah Steiner School Hall,                             Aboriginal land management techniques.                    256 Elizabeth Street, Hobart                                                                                                UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @MATTWFIELDING
     located in Kettering                                    Nautilus Grove, Huntingfield                              The Symposium will also include a walk on                                                                                                        Matthew is studying endangered and extinct birds of the Bass Strait islands – including the dwarf
     $70 adults, $30 children                                Please bring a torch or light source,                     the Aboriginal Patrula Trail at Mt Nelson.                                                                                                                                            emu! You can chat birds with Matt at Science in the Pub (West Coast) and BeakerStreet@TMAG.
     Bookings essential:                                     as the carpark is not fully lit                           Tuesday 20 August, 12 – 4pm                                                                             MEET THIS YEAR'S 29 YOUNG                                     $5 per person on the door                                 Sustainability Learning Centre                            FLY ME TO MARS:                               TASSIE SCIENTISTS AT SCIENCE                                                  NIAMH CHAPMAN
     (click on "How to Visit Us")                            0450 885 033                                              50 Olinda Grove, Mt Nelson                                SCIENCE POSTER                                WEEK EVENTS NEAR YOU!                                                         AN APP A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY – MENZIES
                                                                                  General: $20.00, Concession: $15.00,                      COMPETITION                                                                                                                 INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TASMANIA @NCHAPMANTAS
     MATTER WITH                                                                                                       Aboriginal Community and Greening                         ELIZABETH COLLEGE                             Weird Science Story Bar (page 12)    In Darwin's Footsteps (page 12)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  TastroFest in Ulverstone (page 18)   Festival of Bright Ideas (page 6)        Niamh is using technology to help doctors and patients work together to prevent heart attacks
     SEAN O’CONNELL                                                                                                    Australia Members: Free                                   Open to all Southern Tasmanian                Science Street Party (page 4)        Science in the Pub in Zeehan (page 19)   and strokes. Want to hear how? Meet Niamh at Beaker Street @ TMAG, the Festival of Bright Ideas,
                                                             RESHAPE THE                                               To register for these events, contact Nel                 students K – 12, this year’s theme            Beaker Street @ TMAG (page 10)       NEON - DRILL Dance (page 13)             Science in the Pub (West Coast) and the Science Street Party Hobart.
     MOONAH ARTS CENTRE                                      WORLD: STUDENTS                                           Smit:                      is Fly Me to Mars. Posters visually
                                                                                                                                                                                 representing scientific research will                                                                                       This project received grant funding from the Australian Government as part of National Science
     Join artist Sean O’Connell as he                        SHARING AND                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                 be displayed at the More Science,                                                                                           Week and is run by the University of Tasmania.
     demonstrates the high voltage spark                     SUPPORTING                                                This event follows a field day in Ross                    More Awareness Mini Conference on
     photography process seen in his                         SOLUTIONS                                                 (page 17).                                                12 September. Entries will be judged on
     exhibition “Matter”. Sean’s images allow a                                                                                                                                  their STEM content on a people’s choice
     glimpse within, revealing the individual                                                                                                                                    basis. The winning entry will receive
     qualities and internal structures of                    COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND
                                                             ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY                                                                                             $100 prize money and an additional
     everyday materials. This event is part of               OF TASMANIA                                                                                                         $100 for the student’s school. Book
     the exhibition "Matter", on display at the                                                                                                                                  prizes will also be awarded. Winners
     Moonah Arts Centre from Friday 2 August -               Are you a young Tasmanian who is
                                                             passionate about our planet? Are you                                                                                will be announced at the conference.
     Saturday 24 August.
                                                             interested in learning more about current                                                                           Please submit your entry by 8 August
     Saturday 17 August, 1 – 2pm                             threats to our environment and how you                                                                              2019 to the Elizabeth College Office:
     Moonah Arts Centre                                      can be part of solving them? Perhaps you                                                                            256 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, 7000
     23-27 Albert Road, Moonah                               have some ideas to share? Bring your
                                                             family along to this afternoon forum and                                                                  
     Bookings essential:
     au. Capacity is limited!                                let's work together to Reshape the World!                                 Sunday 18 August, 1:30 – 4:30pm
                                                             University Centre, University of
                                                             Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus
                                                             Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay
                                                             Bookings essential:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CURIOUS CLIMATE                               BREAKING NEW                                 ABORIGINAL LAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TASMANIA                                      GROUND                                       MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CENTRE FOR MARINE                             ROYAL SOCIETY OF                             MIDLANDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SOCIOECOLOGY                                  TASMANIA NORTHERN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Speak with some of Tasmania's brightest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Come and listen to a forum of University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HOTSPOT FIELD DAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           science minds about climate change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           issues that are most important to residents   of Tasmania PhD students discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in Northern Tasmania. Answers to some         their exciting research. Find out what’s     GREENING AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the most popular questions submitted       happening right in your backyard             Join Bill Gammage, historian and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           through an ABC Radio call-out will be         and why local science is so important.       multi-award-winning author of The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           revealed, plus live Q&A with University of    Get the answer to the burning question:      Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tasmania and CSIRO scientists.                what are they really doing behind the        Made Australia, Aboriginal educators,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         walls of that University?                    and leading ecologists in the Midlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           LAUNCESTON                                                                                 biodiversity hotspot for a day on Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ravichandra Vemuri - Microbiome:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday 6 August, 6 – 7:30pm                                                               exploring Aboriginal land and restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The new clinical frontier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rory Spence Lecture Theatre,                                                               management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           University of Tasmania, Inveresk              Matthew Taylor - Socio-ecology of wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conservation on private land                 Sunday 18 August, 8am – 4pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           campus, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SPEAKER PROFILE                                                                            Rachael Sanders - Changes in surface         Beaufront, Beaufront Road, Ross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bookings appreciated:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DR JENNIFER                                                 waters of the Southeast Pacific and beyond   General: $50, Concession: $30,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LAVERS                                       ST HELENS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rajesh Raj - Dilemmas of older people        Aboriginal Community and Greening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr Jennifer Lavers is a research scientist                                                 facing dialysis                              Australia Members: Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday 7 August, 6 – 7:30pm
     SATURDAY 10 - FRIDAY 16 AUGUST                                                                                                                                                                                           from the University of Tasmania’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Institute for Marine and Antarctic           Bayside Inn, 2 Cecilia Street, St Helens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday 11 August, 1:30 – 2:30pm              Bookings essential:
     Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has a week of science fun for people of all ages and interests! There will be plenty of astronomy, including a talk on the anniversary                                                                                                                                        QVMAG Inveresk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Studies (IMAS). She specialises in           Bookings appreciated:                         2 Invermay Road, Launceston        
     of the Apollo missions to the moon – will we ever go back? Get mad keen on science with the crazy scientist, enjoy a spectacular dinosaur display, see a range of electric                                               marine eco-toxicology, with expertise in
     vehicles and find out about the problems with plastics. Watch the museum’s natural sciences team sorting and identifying spiders and insects, and conserving birds and                                                   tropical and temperate seabird ecology,                                          
     mammals and bones. Plus, lots more!                                                                                                                                                                                      invasive species management, and             KITCHEN SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              marine debris plastic pollution.             AND AMAZING                                   BRIGHT SCIENCE                                   SEAHORSE WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                BIG DAY OF SCIENCE                                                                                                                                       IDEAS: SPEED                                        FREE DEVONSHIRE TEA*
     SPEAKER PROGRAM                                                                                                                                            Find out about the science behind our everyday lives.         Dr Lavers made headlines with her work       CHOCOLATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PITCH NIGHT                                      Buy a full-priced adult ticket to Seahorse
     This year QVMAG is delighted to have several excellent speakers discussing their research. The speaker                                                     Meet the specialists from QVMAG, the City of Launceston,      from Australia’s remote Cocos (Keeling)      CREATIONS                                                                                     World during Science Week and receive a
     program is supported by Friends of the QVMAG, the University of Tasmania, and the Royal Society of Tasmania.                                               Plastic-Free Launceston, TasWater, the University of          Islands, which she revealed was home                                                       STARTUP TASMANIA /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to an astonishing 414 million pieces of                                                    QVMAG                                          free Devonshire Tea in the Cormorant Café!
     For booking details and more information visit                                                                                     Tasmania, Tamar NRM, the Australian Electric Vehicle                                                       CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST
                                                                                                                                                                Association, and more. Extra Planetarium shows will be        plastic pollution, largely consisting of                                                   Do you have a bright idea? You're invited         Seahorse World provides a hands-on,
                                                                                                                                                                presented, including the museum’s new show Capcom             consumer items including bottle caps,        Be prepared for an exciting journey of        to pitch just about anything as long            engaging experience for visitors wanting
     MARTIN GEORGE                                                               BRITTANY TRUBODY                                                                                                                             straws, shoes and thongs. She points         discovery in the chocolate kitchen with       as it's under two minutes long - bring
     ASTRONOMER, QVMAG                                                           SCIENTIST AND HISTORIAN                                                        Go! about the Apollo missions to the Moon. Education                                                                                                                                                     to learn about these wonderful creatures.
                                                                                                                                                                specialists will be running Mission Space, a collection of    out that this is a conservative estimate.    science guru Rob and kitchen marvel Nat       your innovative science and tech ideas!         Seahorse World and the Cormorant Café
     THE APOLLO MISSIONS TO THE MOON                                             WHEN SPACE AND EARTH COLLIDE:                                                                                                                                                             as they create tasty treats and explain the   Present to a group of other start-uppers,
                                                                                 IMPACT STRIKES AND EXTINCTION                                                  fun space-related activities. The Crazy Scientist will be     In May 2017 Dr Lavers also made news,                                                                                                         Shed 1A Inspection Head Wharf, 200
     Hear about the Apollo missions to the Moon and how NASA                     EVENTS*                                                                                                                                      revealing that beaches on remote             science behind them. You may even be          mentors and peers in a relaxed and fun
     plans to send people there once again by 2024.                                                                                                             there, and Dinosaur rEvolution will amaze you!                                                                                                                                                                  Flinders Street, Beauty Point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Henderson Island in the South Pacific        “lucky” enough to be asked to help but will   environment. You might even win a prize!
                                                                                 “Rang the earth like a bell!” How better to describe what                      Saturday 10 August, 10am – 4pm                                                                             you be game enough to try these treats?                                                                       03 6383 4111
     Saturday 10 August, 6:30pm – Part of Nights at the Museum                   happens when a large astral body slams into our planet?                                                                                      had the highest density of plastic debris                                                  Friday 16 August, 6:30 – 7:30pm             
                                                                                 Looking at the earth’s history we can see where some of                        SUNDAY SCIENCE                                                reported anywhere on Earth.                  Sunday 11 August                              Auditorium, Queen Victoria Museum and           
     PATSY CAMERON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Session 1: 11 – 11:30am
     CULTURAL GEOGRAPHER                                                         these strikes really made an impact – and BIG ones at that!                    The fun continues on Sunday 11 August including: the          Dr Lavers is especially interested in                                                      Art Gallery, 2 Invermay Road, Inveresk                       #seahorseworld
                                                                                 *Spoiler alert, ALL dinosaurs were harmed in this production.                                                                                exploring ways the research community        Session 2: 2 – 2:30pm
     ABORIGINAL SCIENCE: STORIES OF OUR                                                                                                                         Sunday planetarium shows; education activities; and you                                                                                                  RSVP:
     SKY COUNTRY                                                                 Friday 16 August, 6:30pm – Part of Nights at the Museum                        can try building a lunar rover! Natural Sciences staff will   can effectively engage the broader           St Patrick's School Hall                      03 6349 1919                                 *Terms and conditions: valid with original coupon only.
                                                                                                                                                                show their work with a variety of creatures. Bring your       public in science and conservation.          55 Bradshaw Street, Latrobe                          One Devonshire Tea per coupon. Offer valid 10-18 August
     Saturday 10 August, 7:15pm – Part of Nights at the Museum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2019 only. Not valid with any other deal or voucher.
                                                                                 DR JENNIFER LAVERS                                                             questions and don't forget to ask them what owls eat!         See Jennifer speak at Science Open           $2 per person
     ROYAL SOCIETY LECTURE                                                       INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND                                                                                                                     Season (page 16)
                                                                                 ANTARCTIC STUDIES                                                              Sunday 11 August, 10am – 4pm                                                                     
                                                                                 THE ACCUMULATION OF SINGLE-USE,                                                                                                                                                 
     PRESENTATIONS BY FOUR PHD                                                                                                                                  NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
     CANDIDATES                                                                  DISPOSABLE PLASTIC ITEMS ON
                                                                                 REMOTE ISLANDS                                                                 Nights at the Museum have been extremely popular
     Sunday 11 August, 1:30pm                                                                                                                                   with people of all ages over the past few years. There is
                                                                                 Dr Lavers discusses her investigative science and how
     JOHN GOODERHAM                                                              what she has learned may help clean up our environment.                        something special about being in the museum at night!
     TAME FRESHWATER ECOLOGIST                                                   Friday 16 August, 7:15pm – Part of Nights at the Museum                        QVMAG galleries will be open including the spectacular
     WATERBUG BLITZ                                                                                                                                             Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition. Weather permitting,
                                                                                 EVENING DEBATE                                                                 telescopes aimed at the Moon, planets and the features of
     Find out what a Waterbug Blitz is and learn how to identify                                                                                                the starry sky will be available — see the rings of Saturn!
     creatures that you can find in the water.                                   SPACE VS. SPECIES: THE GOOD,
                                                                                 THE BAD AND THE UGLY                                                           Representatives from the Van Diemen Project will be there
     Tuesday 13 August, 10:30am                                                                                                                                 to encourage visitors to discuss bright ideas in science,
                                                                                 Friday 16 August, 8:15pm – Part of Nights at the Museum                        and don't forget to check out the speaker program.
                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 10 and Friday 16 August, 6 – 9pm

Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

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     TASTROFEST                                                                                                        CURIOUS CLIMATE
                                                                                                                       CENTRE OF MARINE
                                                                                                                                                                                 DARK, CREEPY,
                                                                                                                                                                                 COOL: SIXTEEN LEGS
                                                                                                                                                                                 FILM SCREENINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                 MARAKOOPA CAFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JUNIOR WILDLIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WING'S WILDLIFE PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THE MAGIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OF SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BURNIE LIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CREATING A FROG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FRIENDLY GARDEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CRAIG BROADFIELD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FILM SCREENING
                                                                                                                       Speak face-to-face with some of                           Enjoy a screening of SIXTEEN LEGS, a nature
     THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 3 AUGUST                                                                                    Tasmania's brightest science minds about                                                                   This Junior Keeper Experience offers the     Come and explore four fun science            Meet some live Tassie frogs, listen to       UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
                                                                                                                                                                                 documentary like no other set in a magical       unique opportunity for children aged 6 to    experiments including water fireworks,       experts, and enjoy an educational event      Be inspired by some of the world’s greatest
                                                                                                                       climate change issues that are most                       underground ecosystem hidden beneath
     HEAD TO ULVERSTONE FOR AUSTRALIA’S                                                                                important to residents on the West Coast.                                                                  14 to get hands-on and experience behind     magic milk, bouncy balls and lava lamps.     that will explain the ecosystems required    young minds - follow six young scientists
                                                                                                                                                                                 one of the world's last great wildernesses.      the scenes action at Wing's                                                               for frogs and what our community can         from around the globe as they create
     LARGEST ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL AND                                                                                    Answers to some of the most popular                       With spectacular imagery and a dark-fantasy                                                   Wednesday 14 August, 3:30 – 4:30pm
     CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY                                                                                    questions submitted through an ABC Radio                                                                   Wildlife Park by:                                                                         do to provide backyard habitats for our      environmentally conscious projects to
                                                                                                                                                                                 twist, this real-world "Charlotte's Web"                                                      Burnie Library                               native fauna. Get your hands dirty and
     OF THE MOON LANDING.                                                                                              call-out will be revealed, plus live Q&A                                                                   • engaging with wildlife and the keepers     30 Alexander Street, Burnie                                                               compete at the International Science
                                                                                                                                                                                 capitalises on master story-teller Neil                                                                                                    learn how to create and maintain a           and Engineering Fair (ISEF). There will be
                                                                                                                       with University of Tasmania and CSIRO                     Gaiman's global popularity to bring a story         who manage them;
     • CHECK OUT A REPLICA OF THE APOLLO 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bookings are required.                       frog-friendly garden.                        an introduction and Q&A with 2017 ISEF
       COMMAND MODULE                                                                                                  scientists.                                               of stability and solitude into our world of      • assisting with food preparation and        Contact Burnie Library on 03 6477 7400.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     maintenance of wildlife enclosures.                                                    Friday 16 - 17 August, 10am – 4pm            representative, Lachlan Dick.
     • LIVE STREAM DIRECTLY WITH THE NASA                                                                              Sunday 4 August 4 – 5:30pm                                rapid change.                                                                                 For children aged 5+.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August                                                          Bannon Carpark                               Sunday 18 August, 1pm
       TEAM IN HOUSTON USA                                                                                             Empire Hotel                                              Before or after your movie, consider visiting                                       
                                                                                                                       2 Orr Street, Queenstown                                  Mole Creek Caves which are just moments          10:15am – 1pm                                                                             23 Edward Street, Ulverstone                 Burnie Arts and Function Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                 away from the cafe. Maybe you can spot a                                                      MOUNTAIN                                                     77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie
     AND THAT’S NOT ALL!                                                                                               Bookings appreciated:                                                                                      Wings' Wildlife Park
                                                                                                                                                  giant prehistoric spider!                        137 Winduss Road, Gunns Plains               HEIGHTS SCHOOL                                                                            Bookings recommended:
     • Come dressed up as your favourite sci-fi heroes or scour the
       op-shops for your best 1960s look                                                                                                                                         Saturday 10 - Sunday 18 August                   $65 per child (includes lunch)               SCIENCE FAIR                                 MAKERX                             
                                                                                                                       NATIONAL SCIENCE                                          Screening Times:                                 Bookings essential: 03 6429 1151.                                                         BURNIE - BUILD.                    
     • Check out film screenings in the planetarium and on the big                                                     WEEK QUIZ FOR                                             Sat 10 August, 12pm • Sun 11 August, 2pm         Capacity is limited!                                                                      CREATE. LEARN.
       screen or meet a stormtrooper for photo opportunities
                                                                                                                       TASMANIACS                                                Mon 12 August, 12pm • Tues 13 August, 2pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS HIGH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            INNOVATE!                                    SCIENCE IN
     • Hear from the experts: a full program of talks covering how the                                                                                                           Wed 14 August, 12pm • Thu 15 August, 2pm                                                      Come to this community showcase of the                                                    THE PUB
       moon was formed or if humans can grow plants on other planets                                                                                                             Fri 16 August, 6pm • Sat 17 August, 12pm & 6pm   CIRCULAR HEAD                                projects undertaken by Year 6-10 students
                                                                                                                       SCIENCE TEACHERS                                                                                                                                        for the University of Tasmania Science and   UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
                                                                                                                       ASSOCIATION OF                                            Sun 18 August, 2pm                               SCIENCE GIG 2019                                                                                                                       UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
     • Test your skills as an Apollo 11 astronaut in VR and see NASA                                                                                                                                                                                                           Engineering Investigation Awards and         An exciting “Show & Tell” from the local
       displays and live science shows.                                                                                TASMANIA                                                  Marakoopa Cafe, 186 Mayberry Road                - MOON MADNESS                               Primary Space Science projects. See what     maker community – a melting pot of           Experience this inaugural West Coast
                                                                                                                       The official Tasmanian National Science                   (Close to Mole Creek Caves Ticket Office),                                                    these clever students have discovered!       scientists to crafters, engineers and        Science in the Pub event and meet some
     • The astrophotography gallery will also be on show where you                                                     Week quiz heads north for the first time                  Mayberry                                                                                      There will also be a morning tea, BBQ and    manufacturers to artists, and school         of Tassie's emerging young scientists.
       can take home your own spectacular images.                                                                                                                                                                                 CIRCULAR HEAD COUNCIL
                                                                                                                       ever! Grab a team and test your knowledge                 Movie tickets: $12 adults,                                                                    assembly to announce the winners.            groups to hobbyists! Enjoy a day of          Hear about extinct and endangered birds
                                                                                                                       in this fun, science themed quiz.                         $8 children under 12                             The Circular Head Science Gig 2019 is                                                     demonstrations and hands-on activities       like dwarf emus, find out what makes
     Enjoy three astronomical days as part of a school group or as a                                                                                                                                                              a free, family-friendly, fun event with      Thursday 15 August, 11am – 1pm
     curious guest – there’s something for everyone!                                                                   50 years on from the lunar landing there                  Bookings essential:                                                                                                      showcasing our traditional roots,            flowers grow, and discover an app that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  displays, hands-on experiments, activities   Mountain Heights School Gymnasium            manufacturing prowess, and digital future.   can help doctors predict heart failure – all
                                                                                                                       still is no planet B? Ever wondered what                                                                   and competitions for everyone. Come and      and Student Centre
     Like the Facebook page for updated information as activities are                                                  a puggle eats or how many women have                                                                                                                                                                                                              research being conducted by Young Tassie
     added and visit the website for the full schedule of events.                                                                                                                                                                 check out the competition entries and        81 Conlan Street, Queenstown                 Sunday 18 August, 11am – 3pm
                                                                                                                       landed on the moon? These questions and                                                                                                                                                                                                           Scientists! Grab a beverage and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  make a team to compete in the Macgyver       Please RSVP: andrea.stanley@                 Burnie Arts and Function Centre              science in a fun, relaxed environment.                                                                                                    more shall be answered along with fun                                                                      Challenge. Lots to do and see!
                                                                                                                       games for all ages.                                                                                                                                                    77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie
     @Tastrofest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 29 August, 6 – 7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday 12 August, 5:30 – 8pm                  Bookings appreciated:
                                                                                                                       Monday 5 August, 6:30 – 9pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Heemskirk Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Circular Head Community                                                         
                                                                                                                       Penguin Surf Life Saving Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1/25 Main Street, Zeehan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Recreation Centre                                                             
                                                                                                                       68 Preservation Drive                                                                                      72 Nelson Street, Smithton                                                                                                             Bookings appreciated:
                                                                                                                       Preservation Bay, Penguin                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                       $5 adult; $3 concession/students
                                                                                                                       BYO Food. Drinks at bar prices.
                                                                                                                       Entry fee at door.
                                                                                                                       Bookings essential:
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TASMANIAN STEM
20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
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     UNIVERSITY OF                                             GREAT AUSSIE                                              FIND THE WORD!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EXCELLENCE AWARDS
     TASMANIA OPEN                                             BIOQUEST                                                  Hidden in this word jumble are words related to the events listed in this program.
     DAY                                                                                                                 How many can you find? Circle each one.
                                                               GREAT AUSSIE BIOQUEST                                     I       N       V       E       S      T       I       G       A       T      I       O       N       T       A
                                                               It’s free to join the adventure.
                                                               Celebrate National Science Week this year
                                                               by playing a game - and competing for
                                                               your state or territory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               H      A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N   2019
                                                               Have fun, win prizes, and contribute to                                                                                                                                     APPLICATIONS OPEN AUGUST 9
     Do you have a fascination for the world,                  biodiversity research and education.
     life on it, and our part in it? If you are                                                                          O       L       A       M L            O       C       N       Y      B       F       E       T       N      M    Tasmanians who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), STEM teaching or STEM communication are invited to apply for:
     driven to discover, to meet new challenges,               More info at                                                                                                                                        The Premier’s Tasmanian STEM Researcher of the Year Award ($10,000)
     and you’re filled with a desire to create                 Get the game at –                          N       E       B       D      O       K       S       S       E      A       H       N       A       O      S    The Minister’s Tasmanian STEM Innovation of the Year Award ($5,000)
     something new, studying science can help                  available for Apple and Android devices.                                                                                                                                    The Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year Awards for Primary and Secondary Teachers ($5,000)
     you realise your ambitions and turn your
                                                                                                                         B       A       L       G      B       L       I       A       E      E       X       C       N       L      A    The Tasmanian STEM Communicator of the Year Award ($5,000)
                                                               10 – 18 August
     curiosity into a career.                                                                                            S       I       R       U      T       C       E       E       U      T       R       E       U       O      T    The Tasmanian STEM Young Researcher of the Year Award ($5,000)
     A science degree is one of the most sought-               THE AHA                                                                                                                                                                     APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019
     after university qualifications and offers an             CHALLENGE                                                 W D             R       V      S       X       W T             N      R       A       I       A       G      K    APPLICATION FORM AND GUIDELINES STATEGROWTH.TAS.GOV.AU
     amazing world of career opportunities.                    TEST YOUR CREATIVE                                        L       N       O       I      T       N       E       V       N      I       M M N                   Y      T    CONTACT SARAH.BAYNE@UTAS.EDU.AU
     At Open Day you will have the chance to                   BRAIN FOR SCIENCE!
     explore labs, libraries, lecture theatres,                You know that feeling of 'aha'? It’s that                 W A             T       E      R       B       U       G       V      W M A                   I      G       O
     and more. You will hear what university life              flash of insight you get when pieces
     is like from the experts: students, staff,                of information fall into place, revealing                 X       Y       B       P      H       O       H       C      N       O       V       S       K      L       C
     and graduates.                                            a deeper meaning or understanding.
                                                               It’s a critical contributor to scientific,                C       I       T      S       A       L       P       B      O       T       A       N       Y      E       C
     There will be information on study options,
     scholarships, pathways, and careers.                      mathematic and creative discovery, and                    X       X       Y      K       E       T       R       N      N       F       T       T       L      H       R
     There will also be a range of exciting                    researchers are really keen to know how
     activities, informative presentations and                 it changes over our lifespan. Does that                   B       K       Y      M O             X       Z       H      V       C       I       M R            Q       T
     demonstrations, food, entertainment, and                  feeling of excited discovery change over
     giveaways. Come along to this year’s Open                 our life?
     Day to be informed, inspired, and motivated               Contribute to real scientific research                    SCIENCE WEEK QUIZ NIGHT SNEAK PEEK
     to start your higher education journey.                   from the comfort of your own home                         For those attending the Science Week Quiz Nights, here are your special advanced
     South: Sunday, 4 August, Sandy Bay and                    by participating in the ABC’s National                    questions! Bring your answers with you to the Quiz to get an edge on the competition.

     Hobart campuses                                           Science Week project: The Aha Challenge.                  If you’re not going, you can still have a crack at testing your own science knowledge.
                                                               Participants will do a series of online tests             1. Name a 2019 National Science Week event that is related to climate or pollution.
     North : Saturday, 10 August, Newnham                      designed to elicit insight and draw out
     and Inveresk campuses                                                                                                   (Hint: there’s a lot in this very program!)
                                                               creativity, helping scientists understand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SCIENCE AND
     Cradle Coast: Sunday, 11 August, Cradle                   how the human brain works.                                2. This year Earth celebrates the 50th anniversary of humans visiting the moon for the
     Coast campus                                                                                                            very first time, way back in July 1969. What was the name of the spacecraft that took
                                                               For details, visit the Science week                           Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon?
     Sydney: Sunday 1 September, Rozelle                       website at

     and Darlinghurst campuses                                                                                           3. Definitely not designer dogs, what are baby echidnas called?
     For more details including tours, show,                                                                             Book your spot at your local quiz night: Penguin Quiz, page 18. Hobart Quiz, page 5.
     and talk times, visit

     NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK IN TASMANIA IS COORDINATED BY A DEDICATED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               INSPIRING TASMANIA IS HERE! REPLACING WHYSCI,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   THE NEW WEBSITE STILL FEATURES YEAR-ROUND SCIENCE
     VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE. WITH THANKS TO OUR MEMBERS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EVENTS AND RESOURCES DESIGNED TO CONNECT SCIENCE
     Dr Adele Wilson, University of Tasmania                                    Dr Denise Devitt, Science Teachers                                           Dr Margo Adler, BeakerStreet@TMAG                                                                                                                     AND COMMUNITY ACROSS TASMANIA. THERE IS TRULY
     /Young Tassie Scientists                                                   Association of Tasmania                                                                                                                                                                                                            SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
                                                                                                                                                             Niamh Chapman, Menzies Institute for Medical
     Andy Baird, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inspiring Tasmania’s mission is to foster a society that is inspired by, and values, scientific
                                                                                Dr Deborah Beswick, Elizabeth College                                        Research, University of Tasmania                                                                                                                      endeavour; attracts increasing national and international interest in its science; critically engages
     Bianca Deans, Tourism Tasmania                                             Elsie Killick, Engineers Australia                                           Peter Wright, Department of Education                                                                                                                 with key scientific issues, and encourages young people to pursue scientific studies and careers.
     Dr Ben Arthur, CSIRO                                                       Jeannie Marie LeRoi, University of Tasmania                                  Rob Armstrong, City of Hobart                                                                                                                         Become a citizen scientist - participate in major research projects, often from the comfort of your own
     Brittany Trubody, TastroFest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  home. Find science experiences that provide opportunities to enjoy science all year like museums,
                                                                                Jenni Klaus, University of Tasmania                                          Sarah Bayne, University of Tasmania
     David Mossop, Institute for Marine and Antarctic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              parks, and wildlife sanctuaries. There’s even a list of science clubs for the curious of all ages.
     Studies                                                                    Jenny Dudgeon, Sustainability Learning Centre                                Susie Haley, University of Tasmania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CONNECTING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY                                  GET INSPIRED AT INSPIRINGTAS.ORG.AU!
     Dr Martin George, Queen Victoria Museum                                    Dr Lisa Cawthen, City of Hobart                                              Trish Hodge, mina-nina
     and Art Gallery                                                            Lyndal Bond, University of Tasmania                                          Wayne Goninon, University of Tasmania
                    1. See program, judge’s discretion. 2. Apollo 11. 3. Puggles.
                    ANSWERS: Word jumble: beaker, Blackburn, botany, climate, dinosaur, engineering, invention, investigation, maker, moon, nature, neon, physics, plastic, science, Tasmania, technology, telomere, waterbug, wildlife.
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