National Science Week state launch events in:
- 10am in Launceston with the Minister getting experimental at QVMAG
- 11.30am in Canberra with the announcement of the ACT Scientist of the Year, at Kingston Bus Depot
- 5.30pm in Melbourne with the Lead Scientist, and the volcanic roots of Frankenstein
- 6pm in Darwin with dramatic weather at Brown’s Mart Theatre
- 7pm in Adelaide with astrophysics and the announcement of the Science Excellence Award winners at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Plus, dozens of MPs and senators will join CSIRO Scientists in Schools to launch Science Week locally in their electorates or regions.
Scientists and event organisers are available for interview throughout the week – contact Tanya Ha on email@example.com, 0404 083 863 or (03) 9398 1416.
This morning, in Launceston…
Tasmania’s Minister for Science and Technology, the Hon. Michael Ferguson, will join the Launceston STEMinists to launch National Science Week in Tasmania. Minister Ferguson will don a lab coat to assist the STEMinists in a science experiment.
Where: QVMAG, 2 Invermay Road, Invermay (Launceston), TAS, 7248. At 10am. Event details
Media enquiries for Science Week in Tasmania: Jenni Klaus, firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 6226 2373
Plus: eating insects, NASA scientists, slime moulds, and the man headed for Mars and more.
Dozens of stories and interesting people at 150+ Science Week events in Tasmania: scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/scienceweektas
Who will be the ACT’s Scientist of the Year? Find out at Science in ACTion’s school day with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, daleks and school children.
Where: The former Transport Depot, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT. At11.30am. Event details
Media enquiries: Anne-Sophie Dielen, email@example.com or 0468 633 954.
Plus: whisky science, disaster art, and Indigenous songs of the night sky.
Dozens of stories and interesting people at 125+ Science Week events in ACT: scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/scienceweekact
Science Week in Victoria kicks off with Three Years of Winter: The (Scientific) Story Behind Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Monash University geologist Dr James Driscoll tells the story of the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in present-day Indonesia—the geological catastrophe that created the conditions for the writing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
With Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, and a science photography exhibition.
Where: Magnet Galleries, 1/1 Wharf Street, Docklands. At 5.30pm. Event details
Media enquiries: Annika Priest, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 058 509
Plus: racism, robots, parasites, and the search for new planets.
Dozens of stories and interesting people at 400+ Science Week events in Victoria: scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/scienceweekvic
Science Week in the Territory kicks off with a Darwin Festival performance of Pathetic Fallacy, followed by a Q&A session. Canadian theatre director Anita Rochon challenges our understanding of the weather in the hot Top End of Australia, with climate change turning small talk about the weather into high drama.
Where: Brown’s Mart Theatre, Corner Smith Street & Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin. At 6pm. Event details
Media enquiries: Marianne Harvey, email@example.com or 0427 584 939.
Plus: Drone challenges, wildlife, NASA’s search for new worlds, and more.
Dozens of stories and interesting people at 100+ Science Week events in the Territory: scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/scienceweeknt
Thirty-one finalists are in the running for nine awards, recognising the state’s top scientists, PhD students, educators, collaborations, industry professionals, and unsung science communication heroes. With Minister for Industry and Skills, the Hon. David Pisoni.
Keynote speaker Swinburne University astrophysicist Alan Duffy will share his knowledge of dark matter, cosmology and his passion to create Universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies form. Alan is also the Royal Institution of Australia’s Lead Scientist.
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide. At 7pm. Event details
Media enquiries: Sarah Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 08 8429 2995 or 0408 806 652.
Media enquiries for Science Week in SA: Rona Sakko, email@example.com or 0419 827 723
Plus: dark matter, light science, wine science, NASA’s search for new planets, and more.
Dozens of stories and interesting people at 280+ Science Week events in South Australia: scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/scienceweeksa
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