Saturday 10 August 2019
Highlights from day one of National Science Week
132 events and exhibitions, 5 online activities, and dozens of great stories and talent.
National and international talent, researchers, experts, and other interesting people available for interview around the country. Plenty of photo opportunities.
- Like Pokémon Go! but with real animals: spot wildlife with your smartphone in the Great Aussie BioQuest.
- The Science Cowboy, the chemistry of colour, cat behaviour, insect eyesight, Antarctic secrets, a VR tour of old Hobart and more at the Festival of Bright Ideas.
- Days of our hives: science meets comedy meets bee-keeping.
- Killing cancer, super coral, magma, and microbes: science talks on a soapbox at The Rocks.
- Icy science:Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s Antarctic adventures.
- Changing how food tastes with virtual reality, seeing patterns in the sky, reading a map without your eyes: the science of messing with your senses.
- How will The Territory meet its 50 per cent renewable energy taret?
- Making music with animals, interweaving Noongar culture with science, a recycled disco, and more: science and youth arts collide at Moonboorli (Beyond).
Read on for more on these, including event contact details.
- Brisbane: robots battle it out to see which is the best at soccer, theatre, rescue and problem-solving at the RoboCup Junior 2019 Queensland Championships.
- Canberra: Interactive Science: robots, drones, reptiles, performers, expert speakers and food trucks take over The Shine Dome.
- Adelaide: gravitational waves explained by scientists, sounds, video art and poetry at Particle/Wave.