NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK TASMANIA EVENTS AUGUST 2019
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WELCOME TO NATIONAL 2 SCIENCE WEEK TASMANIA 3 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. ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. PLEASE CHECK EVENT WEBSITES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION. 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.
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For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 4 SOUTHERN EVENTS SOUTHERN EVENTS 5 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 email@example.com 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 utas.edu.au/underwood-centre Buckingham Rowing Club @ New Town issues through three short talks and a Q&A Nel Smit, 0407 684 029 elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus Prize afternoon tea with tea, coffee, and 62 Argyle Street, Hobart firstname.lastname@example.org Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Rowing Centre forum with local experts. Bookings appreciated: BLUEPRINTS scones provided. 5 Marine Esplanade, New Town facebook.com/sciencestreetparty 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 bit.ly/challenAOY Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre, University email@example.com CAN SAVE THE Hadley's Orient Hotel BYO food, drinks at bar prices. CENTRE FOR MARINE firstname.lastname@example.org 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 eventbrite.com.au/e/painting-a- trybooking.com/BDMEV email@example.com 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 stat.org.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 hadleysartprize.com.au 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 email@example.com curiousclimate.org.au, 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 aip.org.au/category/tas firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Richard Harris. the presenter's 1972 visit to Lake Myvatyn animals. This exclusive opportunity is not Wednesday 14 August, 10:30 – 11am firstname.lastname@example.org An Australian cave explorer and exploring scenery and bird life. to be missed! Appropriate for pre-school children inalanaturetours.com.au derwentcatchment.org 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 tmag.tas.gov.au. Capacity is limited! email@example.com Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand over the last 10 years. Bookings recommended: Minimum age 13 facebook.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org, 03 6249 1579 03 6165 6929 BridgewaterLibraryTasmania A veterinary surgeon by profession, Craig is also an enthusiastic helicopter tmag.tas.gov.au/collections_and_ and aeroplane pilot and has an avid research/zoology interest in shipwreck diving. See Craig speak at the University of Tasmania (above)
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 6 SOUTHERN EVENTS SOUTHERN EVENTS 7 HIGHLIGHTS 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. FESTIVAL 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 IDEAS 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 scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 8 SOUTHERN EVENTS SOUTHERN EVENTS 9 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 Challenge 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 Foundation TasWater Goldwind 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 Tasmania Royal Australian (ICT, Geography and Spatial Sciences) STRANGER THAN FICTION A HILARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND DARING SCIENCE STUNT SHOW WINNER 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 Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BCTBR 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 scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 10 SOUTHERN EVENTS SOUTHERN EVENTS 11 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 A PARLOUR OF CURIOSITIES, AN INN FOR INQUIRING MINDS. COME ALONG TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST… FOR KNOWLEDGE. 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! MONA 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. Tickets: www.beakerstreet.com.au Presented by: Supported by: DETAILS AND TICKETS: BEAKERSTREET.COM.AU
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 12 SOUTHERN EVENTS SOUTHERN EVENTS 13 BEAKERSTREET@TMAG #SCIPUBIMPRO - WHERE SCIENCE MEETS IMPRO INTO THE VAULTS: AN EVENING AT THE TASMANIAN DESTINATION ST BRIGID’S DREAM BIG: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD FILM OUT AND ABOUT THEATRE! HERBARIUM ST BRIGID’S CATHOLIC SCREENING SCHOOL 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 email@example.com 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: eventbrite.com/e/ 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- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 tmag.tas.gov.au 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.’ email@example.com 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 scipubtas.org.au Science Week when Jokers Comedy Club DRILL (Hobart) and FunnieS at Frank’s (Franklin) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 beakerstreet.com.au 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 beakerstreet.com.au 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 beakerstreet.com.au 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. 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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 elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au Bookings essential: drillperformance.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 trybooking.com/BDGXJ (group discount also available online) jokerscomedy.com.au/bookings 03 6238 2886 email@example.com 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) trybooking.com/511923 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 frankscider.com.au/funnies-at-franks 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 scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 14 SOUTHERN EVENTS YOUNG TASSIE SCIENTISTS 15 RESCUE TO RELEASE WORKSHOP PEDAL POWERED CINEMA FOR A SUSTAINABLE ABORIGINAL LAND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM MORE SCIENCE, MORE AWARENESS MINI CONFERENCE YOUNG KELSEY PICARD BUDDING SCIENTIST – SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA @KELSEYONSCIENCE RAPTOR REFUGE Have you seen an eagle up close? At this FUTURE 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). SCIENTISTS 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 YOUNGTASSIESCIENTISTS.COM located in Kettering Nautilus Grove, Huntingfield The Symposium will also include a walk on elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au 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 raptorrefuge.com.au $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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) tarremah.tas.edu.au 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: email@example.com 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 facebook.com/GreeningAustralia 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 elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org. au. Capacity is limited! let's work together to Reshape the World! moonahartscentre.org.au Sunday 18 August, 1:30 – 4:30pm University Centre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Bookings essential: reshapetheworld.eventbrite.com.au email@example.com
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 16 NORTHERN EVENTS NORTHERN EVENTS 17 CURIOUS CLIMATE BREAKING NEW ABORIGINAL LAND TASMANIA GROUND MANAGEMENT CENTRE FOR MARINE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MIDLANDS SOCIOECOLOGY TASMANIA NORTHERN CHAPTER BIODIVERSITY 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: SCIENCE OPEN 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 SEASON AT QVMAG SPEAKER PROFILE Rachael Sanders - Changes in surface Beaufront, Beaufront Road, Ross Bookings appreciated: DR JENNIFER curiousclimate.org.au 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 facebook.com/GreeningAustralia 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 curiousclimate.org.au 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, rst.org.au 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 qvmag.tas.gov.au/events 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 email@example.com 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 seahorseworld.com.au 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: vandiemenproject.com.au/events 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com BREAKING NEW GROUND: THE ACCUMULATION OF SINGLE-USE, chocolatewinterfest.com.au 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 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR SOME EVENTS. PLEASE SEE QVMAG.TAS.GOV.AU FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. 18 NORTHWEST AND WESTERN EVENTS NORTHWEST EVENTS 19 TASTROFEST CURIOUS CLIMATE TASMANIA CENTRE OF MARINE SOCIOECOLOGY DARK, CREEPY, COOL: SIXTEEN LEGS FILM SCREENINGS MARAKOOPA CAFE JUNIOR WILDLIFE KEEPER WING'S WILDLIFE PARK THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE BURNIE LIBRARY CREATING A FROG FRIENDLY GARDEN CRAIG BROADFIELD INVENTING TOMORROW: 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 facebook.com/BurnieLibrary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie AND THAT’S NOT ALL! Bookings appreciated: Wings' Wildlife Park curiousclimate.org.au 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 utas.edu.au/makerx NATIONAL SCIENCE Screening Times: Bookings essential: 03 6429 1151. BURNIE - BUILD. email@example.com • 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 wingswildlifepark.com.au 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: marakoopacafe.com 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. tastrofest.com more shall be answered along with fun Challenge. Lots to do and see! games for all ages. education.tas.gov.au 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie @Tastrofest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Thursday 29 August, 6 – 7:30pm Monday 12 August, 5:30 – 8pm facebook.com/mountainheightsschool Bookings appreciated: Monday 5 August, 6:30 – 9pm Heemskirk Hotel Circular Head Community utas.edu.au/makerx Penguin Surf Life Saving Club 1/25 Main Street, Zeehan & Recreation Centre firstname.lastname@example.org 68 Preservation Drive 72 Nelson Street, Smithton Bookings appreciated: Preservation Bay, Penguin email@example.com facebook.com/CHScienceBigGig $5 adult; $3 concession/students BYO Food. Drinks at bar prices. Entry fee at door. Bookings essential: trybooking.com/BDMEQ stat.org.au
Details correct at time of printing but are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit scienceweek.net.au/events or download the mobile app on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. STATEWIDE EVENTS TASMANIAN STEM 20 NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK SOUTHERN TASMANIA EVENTS 2019 21 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 YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE, TALK TO STAFF AND STUDENTS, AND FIND THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOUR CAREER. It’s free to join the adventure. Celebrate National Science Week this year by playing a game - and competing for your state or territory. E N E H R N D A E A I K N E N R G I H F I E T A N L K B F H K P R S C I E R U E C H A I 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 greataussiebioquest.com 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 questagame.com – 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. CONNECTING 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 scienceweek.net.au COMMUNITY 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 utas.edu.au/openday 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 THANKS ALSO TO THE HUNDREDS OF ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE CREATED SPECTACULAR, DIVERSE AND INCREDIBLY INSPIRING NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK EVENTS THIS YEAR! 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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