Tasmania: Your National Science Week Planned

  Last updated August 9, 2018 at 10:38 am

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Our daily guide for National Science Week in Tasmania.



There are exciting weeks, and then there’s National Science Week – the best week of the year for science-lovers.


There are thousands of events happening around Australia, but there’s no need to worry – we have the perfect National Science Week plan for Tasmania.


National Science Week officially runs from 11 – 19 August.


Saturday 11 August


Antarctic Interiors, Architecture and Ice


See still and moving image works by IMAS PhD student Miranda Nieboer, who joined a mission across Antarctica’s interior to resupply the French-Italian station Concordia. Miranda will be working in the gallery and displaying images from her traverse experience. Come and see research in process and what it was like to penetrate the Antarctic interior.


Where: Mawson Exhibition Space, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point


When: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Tickets: No booking required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/antarctic-interiors-architecture-and-ice-2


 


Sunday 12 August


The Climate Science Show


Anton Kole will demonstrate five amazingly simple, yet spectacular and at times breath-taking, live experiments that will show before people’s very own eyes, how greenhouse gases are changing our climate. If anyone has ever wondered how our climate is changing, then this is a show not to be missed.


Where: The Point, 8 Bass Highway, Parklands, Burnie


When: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Tickets: Adults $7, Student/Concession $5, Family (2 adults/2 children) – $20, Children under 12 – Free, tickets at the door


More information: scienceweek.net.au/the-climate-science-show


 


Monday 13 August


Circular Head Science Gig 2018


The Circular Head Science Gig 2018’s theme this year is ‘Game Changers’! Challenges for students from Kinder to Year 10. With individual, team, class challenges, the family ‘MacGyver’ challenge as well as the Science Trail. Free, family-friendly fun with interactive displays & presentations.


Where: Circular Head Community & Recreation Centre, 72 Nelson Street, Smithton


When: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Tickets: No booking required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/circular-head-science-gig-2018


 


Tuesday 14 August


Into the vaults of the Tasmanian Herbarium


The subterranean vaults of the Tasmanian Herbarium hold the world’s largest collection of Tasmanian plant specimens. Join its curators to hear about famous sea voyages, a moss from the bones of a dead bushranger, amazingly adaptable weeds, and plants that are as rare as orange-bellied parrots.


Where: Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1 College Road, Sandy Bay


When: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


Tickets: free, bookings essential, herbarium@tmag.tas.gov.au


More information: scienceweek.net.au/into-the-vaults-of-the-tasmanian-herbarium


 


Wednesday 15 August


Nights at the Museum


Night at the Museum has been very popular with young families in the past, so make sure you join the fun! Check out the darkened galleries, investigate the night sky, and see the Crazy Scientist show, a planetarium show and the Spiders exhibition, with an expert talk about Tasmanian spiders. Kids, come dressed as your favourite spider!


Where: Queen Victoria Museum, 2 Invermay Road, Invermay


When: 6:00PM to 9:00PM


Tickets: qvmag.tas.gov.au/Events/National-Science-Week-2018


More information: scienceweek.net.au/science-open-season


 


Thursday 16 August


Science in Court: How Scientific Evidence Can Change the Outcome of a Case


Ever wondered how scientific evidence is gathered, examined & presented in a criminal trial? Join CLC Tasmania to hear fascinating insights from lawyers, forensic scientists and the judiciary about the role that science can play in securing a conviction or challenging allegations of guilt.


Where: Supreme Court of Tasmania, 5 Salamanca Place, Hobart


When: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Tickets: free, scienceincourt18.eventbrite.com.au


More information: scienceweek.net.au/science-in-court-how-scientific-evidence-can-change-the-outcome-of-a-case


 


Friday 17 August


Lawrence Leung Stands Up for Science!


Celebrate the funny side of science with comedian, actor and science communicator Lawrence Leung. He has a Star Wars character named after him, he once solved a Rubik’s Cube in free-fall before the parachute was pulled, and you’ve seen him on Channel Ten’s Offspring, ABC’s Choose Your Own Adventure, and SBS Viceland’s The Feed. Recommended for ages 15+


Where: The Royal Oak Hotel, 14 Brisbane Street, Launceston


When: 8.30pm (doors 8.00pm)


Tickets: $23 pre-booking, $25 at door, trybooking.com/392714


More information: scienceweek.net.au/lawrence-leung-stands-up-for-science


 


Saturday 18 August


Raptor Rescue to Release Workshop


Have you seen a raptor up close? At this workshop, you’ll get to see eagles, hawks, owls and more as you explore the Raptor Refuge and learn all about raptor rescue and how we help them soar again. Check out our huge flight aviaries and our amazing Education Centre too.


Where: Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania, Bloomsbury Lane, Kettering


When: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Tickets: $60 adults, $30 children (12 and under), raptorrefuge.com.au/rescue-to-release-workshops


More information: scienceweek.net.au/raptor-rescue-to-release-workshop


 


Sunday 19 August


Open Day at the Telescope & Grote Reber Museum


Learn about the science of radio astronomy and the history of Grote Reber, experience the Telescope Control Room and view the 26m dish antenna at this annual event. A great day out for families, with tours of the facility, 3D movies, face painting, BBQ, water rockets and many other events.


Where: Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope & Grote Reber Museum, Denholms Road, Cambridge


When: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Tickets: free, no booking required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/open-day-at-the-telescope-grote-reber-museum


 


Want to be part of National Science Week, anytime, anywhere? Check out SCINEMA International Science Film Festival – host your own screening or find a local screening.




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