Making a black hole; Fred Astaire; quantum physics explained by electric guitar; biomedical and renewable energy summits; and more

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It’s day three of National Science Week:

  • More than 360 events, exhibitions and online activities are on offer around the country today.
  • It’s the first school day of Science Week 2017, with many classes learning about ‘Future Earth’—the science of sustainability.
  • Plenty of photo ops, and scientists and interesting people to interview.

Here’s our pick of the highlights.

Canberra (Parliament House): Innovating Energy Summit: how will we power our future?

Canberra: Ask the Interstellar visual effects wiz how to make a black hole on the big screen believable.

Melbourne: Will Australia’s biomedical research future be as bright as our past achievements? With Gustav Nossal, Anne Kelso and other research leaders.


Rising star scientists in regional Queensland:

Adelaide: Light: from the nanoscale to the secrets of the Universe.

Hobart: Meet the scientists making new 3D body tissues and a ‘lab on a chip’.

Warrnambool: Family science games: laying the ground for future job skills. Geelong on Wednesday.

Perth: Who will be the WA Scientist of the Year?

Online: How healthy is your relationship with your smartphone? Scientists want to know.

More events listed at the National Science Week website:

For general Science Week media enquiries contact Tanya Ha: or 0404 083 863.