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Light Detectives

12 August 2018 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm


As part of Science in the Park, there will be demonstrations, exhibits and talks throughout the day on all sorts of illuminating topics concerned with light, rainbows and spectra and what you can deduce from them about the very building blocks of everything.

Every beam of light carries a unique signature that unlocks the hidden chemical building blocks of where it’s come from as surely as a fingerprint. By splitting and decoding the rainbow of light, you can reveal the chemical elements nearby or at the other end of the Universe.

As part of this year’s Science In The Park event held at Coolart Wetlands, there’ll be demonstrations, exhibits and talks throughout the day by the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society on all sorts of topics to do with light, spectra, the chemical elements of the periodic table, astronomy and more. All done in collaboration with PrimeSCI!, Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, National Science Week and RSV/Inspiring Australia.

If you’ve wondered what we’re made of, we hope to shed a little light on it.

Additional details:
The venue is in regional/rural Victoria and is entered on the west side of Lord Somers Road. Drive carefully through the park, with the possibility of encountering wildlife. Park and check in at the visitors centre.


12 August 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
Lord Somers Road
Somers, Victoria 3927 Australia


Jamie Pole
0419 253 252
Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Inc.
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