National Science Week kicks off in Canberra this Saturday – with 75+ events around ACT:
- Robots, drones, reptiles, performers, expert speakers and food trucks take over The Shine Dome.
- Sense and sensibility: how pseudoscience helps market wellness woo to women.
- Physics meets archaeology: how a new chamber was discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
- Artists, animators and astronomers present the Universe in four dimensions.
- Meet the medical inventor behind the cochlear ear and a nutrition scientist using one.
- Can Canberra adapt to live with drought, wild weather and climate change? Ask an expert panel.
- A science comedy quiz show that aims to save our species.
- Art inspired by the rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils of Geoscience Australia.
- Spot wildlife with your smartphone in the Great Aussie BioQuest.
- Take the Aha! Challenge and test your brain’s creative insight.
More on these highlights below, and others at www.scienceinpublic.com.au/science-week, and on Twitter at @SciWKMedia.
Scientists, artists, performers and event organisers are available for interview throughout Science Week.[continue reading…]