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August 2019

Hugh Williamson Lecture: Michael Pinsky

20 August 2019 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Federation Hall, Theatre 205, 7-17 Grant Street #5
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
Free

Buy less, bin less: the culture of consuming Things are cheap. Space is expensive. Large private art galleries exhibiting a few select artworks epitomise the contemporary expression of wealth. However, behind this minimalism lies a world of waste. Michael Pinsky envisions his art as…

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Humans 2.0

Free

Explore and experience what it will mean to be human in the next century. Check out future artefacts and prototypes, and dance off with artificial intelligence. Hear about new modes of communication, sports and transport which may be available to future…

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival @ Yarra Plenty Regional Library

20 August 2019 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Yarra Plenty Regional Library, 57-61 Laurel Street
Whittlesea, VIC 3757 Australia
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. SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere showcasing the best in…

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Design a logo with Inkscape

21 August 2019 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library, 182/186 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068 Australia
Free

Learn how to use Inkscape, a free, powerful, open-source alternative to Adobe Illustrator to create your logo and find your personal brand. Our session will cover the basics of vector graphics and you will leave with the skills to make…

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Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate

21 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Howler, 7-11 Dawson Street
Brunswick, VIC Australia

Humans are worth saving...? Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate is partnering with Science Gallery Melbourne to ask the question, are we a disposable species? The 20th century has seen humanity’s focused dedication on the creation of inbuilt obsolescence, of single use everything, why…

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Young Inventors Club: Mornington Library

22 August 2019 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm
free

Young inventors The young inventors is a project based learning program that provides a hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math opportunity to budding young inventors. They will be using LittleBits and Micro:BBC boards to invent objects such as a…

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Science involved in culture – TOOTHPASTETREES

22 August 2019 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre, 1079 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows, 3047 Australia
Free

A laboratory style experimental setup of a steam distillation unit showcasing the live process of eucalyptus oil extraction. The audience can engage through their senses of sight, smell and touch and get actively involved in the discussion. This unique science…

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Maths & Music: Maybe I could be a mathematician

22 August 2019 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Discovery Science & Technology Centre, 7 Railway Place
Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia
Free

Maybe I Could Be A Mathematician – A story of growing up alongside vinyl, CD, MP3, and YouTube Premium Presented by Professor Arun Ram Professor Ram is an internationally recognised mathematician and an inspirational teacher. In this unique presentation he tells…

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Pollution Pods

22 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm1 September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Treasury Gardens, 2-18 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC Australia
Free

Michael Pinsky’s interactive and eye-opening artwork, enables audiences to experience differing air qualities amongst the world’s least and most polluted cities. How clean is our air? Experience some of the most polluted cities in the world from the safety of…

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Eel Trap – Outdoor Installation

23 August 2019 @ 9:00 am31 August 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Maribyrnong River, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray, VIC Australia
Free

“Rivers signify tribal boundaries, gatherings for corroboree, life, not only for humans but for all living creatures” – Maree Clarke. Created by Boon Wurrung artist Mitch Mahoney and Mutti Mutti/Yorta Yorta and Boon Wurrung/Wemba Wemba artist Maree Clarke, Eel Trap is a 10-metre installation made of biodegradable reeds…

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Preschoolers Little Scientist Club

27 August 2019 @ 10:00 am17 September 2019 @ 11:00 am
free

Preschoolers Little Scientist Club at Deer Park Library For four weeks children can explore the world of science with fun, hands-on experiments and science equipment that they can take home. Budding Einsteins will spend an hour each week having fun with…

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Create, Play Learn at Home STEM Kits

27 August 2019 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Check out the Bayside Library's amazing STEM kits as part of a new program: Create, Play, Learn at Home!  There's a large assortment to choose from:  Makey Makey, Edison Robots, Ozo bot, Micro bit, and much, much more! What are these STEM kits?  Here's…

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