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April 2019

UNSW Bragg Student Science Writing Prize

29 April @ 7:00 am27 August @ 5:00 pm
Free

Write a short essay on ‘Not-so-smart technology’ and you could win a fantastic set of prizes, including publication in Australia’s top science magazines, a $500 UNSW Bookshop voucher, a subscription to the Australian Book Review and a trip to the Bragg Prize award ceremony…

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Create It Comp

29 April @ 8:00 am30 September @ 5:00 pm
Free

With engineers, anything is possible! To celebrate Engineers Australia’s 100th birthday, we are encouraging Australians to think about how engineering has helped them in all parts of their lives. So, if anything is possible and you had unlimited time, money,…

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June 2019

The Moon

15 June @ 10:00 am1 September @ 5:00 pm
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Drop-in tours—The Moon Each Saturday, from 11.00am Each Sunday, from 11.00am and 2.00pm These are free events Floortalk—The Moon Saturday 22 June, from 11.00am This is a free event First Friday: Lisa Sullivan—The Moon Friday 5 July, from 10.15am Cost—Members $10.00 / Non-members $12.00 Pop-up planetarium—special anniversary celebration Saturday 20 July, various sessions Cost—Adults $10.00 | Concession $8.00 | Children $5.00 | Family $22.00 (4 people)
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop Street
Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia
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Georges Melies "A trip to the Moon"

For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The exhibition includes historical works created when the Moon could only be viewed from afar, works from the era of the 1960s space race, and more contemporary responses informed by the imagery and scientific knowledge acquired through space exploration.

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July 2019

Space: 50 years since man first stepped on the moon

20 July @ 10:00 am8 September @ 4:00 pm
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster Street
Sale, VIC Australia
Free

Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing (20 July) with an exhibition that examines humankind’s longstanding fascination with space and space travel. The exhibition explores the romance of space through visual culture produced in the lead up to and…

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Sunday Family Program: The Great Gut Microbe Hunt

21 July @ 11:00 am15 September @ 3:00 pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
Free

Discover how amazing our bodies really are at Melbourne Museum on Sundays during Term Three as we search for microbes and anything else you might find in your tummy. Design your own ‘microbe mobile’ and see what beautiful things live…

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Trash Robot

28 July @ 11:00 am1 September @ 6:00 pm
Yarra River Southbank, VIC Australia
Free

Urban Rivers (USA) Can we game our way to a cleaner world? Take control of our garbage-eating robot either in person or online! Created by Chicago-based collective Urban Rivers, Trash Robot will be trawling Melbourne’s Yarra River collecting rubbish outside of the City’s…

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August 2019

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival National Science Week Program

1 August @ 7:00 am31 August @ 10:30 pm
Free

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. Register your venue to host your own free SCINEMA screening during National Science Week.  …

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Hunt for the Plastic Eaters

1 August @ 9:00 am31 August @ 4:00 pm
Free

Science Gallery Melbourne throws down the gauntlet and sets an ambitious challenge: can we find a new plastic-eating bacteria in Australia? This project asks citizen scientists to culture bacteria in the search for a new species that could solve our…

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DISPOSABLE

1 August @ 12:00 pm1 September @ 4:00 pm
The University of Melbourne Parkville, 3010
Free

Science Gallery Melbourne’s pop-up program DISPOSABLE will highlight experimental and creative ways to tackle our ever growing excess of waste. DISPOSABLE locations will include The University of Melbourne’s Parkville and Southbank campuses, along with unique sites throughout Melbourne. The lid…

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Little Bang Discovery Club

1 August @ 4:00 pm22 August @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 22 August 2019

This four-week course gives you and your child a way to discover science together. With hands-on activities, question and answer time, a Discovery Box and book loaned to each child for the duration of the Club. Get involved and get…

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Chicken Hatching

13 August @ 9:00 am22 August @ 5:00 pm
Hastings Library, 7 High Street
Hastings, VIC Australia
Free

Come to Hastings Library and watch the chicks hatch, meet and have a snuggle with our fluffy new friends.  Hastings Library will be home to an incubator with chicks for the duration of National Science Week. All Story Time Sessions…

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UMWELTEN – Eco-fields and other Universes

14 August @ 1:00 pm31 August @ 5:00 pm
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Level 8, Room 16 Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Free

Felicity Spear, in her exhibition Umwelten – eco-fields and other universes, has created circular paintings on wood, encircled by profiles of the human skull. They are speculations about the possibilities for other habitats or other universes beyond our sensorium at…

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