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  • 1. www.sciencefestival.com.au Over 100 events across Canberra: AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 1 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 2. AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL BOARD WELCOME Mr Rolfe Hartley (Chair), Past National President, Engineers Australia Ms Diana Forrester, National Director, Professional Public Relations Ms Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive, Rolfe Hartley Canberra Convention Bureau Inc Mr Steve Longford, Managing Director, The Australian Science Festival has New Intelligence Prof Tony Peacock, Chief Executive come of age, entering its 18th year. O cer, Invasive Animals Cooperative Special thanks must once again be Research Centre extended to the ACT Government, Mr Geo Bell, Director, CIT Science, ACTEW Corporation and ActewAGL. Forensic and Engineering Centre The festival will explore issues Prof Frances Shannon, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, University of involving human interaction with the Canberra environment. ActewAGL’s Amazing Ms Valentina Josifovski, Legal and World of Science will be a highlight Contracts Manager, CEA Technologies once again featuring the quirky and Ms Mary-Anne Waldren, Executive Director, ASF Limited exciting experiments we all love. From reptiles to poker, Dr Karl and death, to the science of spooks and the STAFF science of food, the first two weeks of Mary-Anne Waldren, Executive Director August are set to leave you positively Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Deputy Director charged. Margaret Foley, Finance Manager Stephanie Allen, Marketing Communications Manager Mandy Thoo, Project Manager Felicity Organ-Moore, Project Manager Elizabeth Long, Project Manager Jon Stanhope – ACT Government Fenella Edwards, Project Manager Amy Camm, Australian International Hotel School Project Manager Intern The Australian Science Festival Amy Taylor, University of Canberra Public provides an important opportunity for Relations Intern everyone in our community to engage James Macfarlane, University of with the science that shapes our lives - Canberra Public Relations Intern and the new discoveries that will shape our future. The 2010 Festival focuses on Special thanks to honorary auditor Biodiversity - the diverse living systems RSM Bird Cameron Partners that surround us and on which we all ASF Limited, PO BOX 193, ultimately depend. The Festival is a Civic Square ACT 2608 forum to learn about and debate today’s Phone: 02 6207 5901 most profound and perplexing questions Email: info@sciencefestival.com.au Website: www.sciencefestival.com.au in science. I am pleased that the ACT Government is able to support this For information on access to events for year’s event and wish all who attend an the aged and people with disabilities enjoyable festival. phone 02 6207 5901. Designed by ASF Limited Printed by Canberra Times Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this program. The Cover It is subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check www. This year’s Australian Science Festival is celebrating the 2010 sciencefestival.com.au for updates. Children cannot be left at any festival International Year of Biodiversity. Animal prints reflect the journey events without appropriate adult of evolution, and the creatures with whom we share the Earth. supervision. ASF Limited and its staff The underlying binary code represents scientific and technological do not provide supervision to minors advancements which help humans study and monitor the natural world - attending festival events. ASF Limited is the not-for-profit company behind the and our place in it. Australian Science Festival. 2 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 3. WELCOME The Australian Science Festival has been sanctuary. All of Canberra’s educational facilities integral in communicating science to audiences have opened their doors to offer mini-degrees worldwide for 18 years now. We are so proud of to students, run by some of their most engaging what we have achieved and continue to deliver. lecturers. The key to our success is the ability to enthuse This August is truly all about science in audiences by shining an engaging light on Canberra, with National Science Week, and important, and sometimes complex, science another round of impressive events, following our topics. festival from August 14-22. Grab their program in the Canberra Times on August 7. The week after Using Canberra as our stage, we have once this, all of our tertiary institutions will be holding again joined forces with impressive science their open days. August really is turning into venues, organisations and passionate ‘Science Month’. professionals to deliver an outstanding line-up of events. It wouldn’t be possible to deliver the calibre of events during the Australian Science Festival This year we have jam packed the program without the invaluable support of all our partners, with topics ranging from micro expressions and especially the ACT Government, ActewAGL adrenaline affects, to the commercialisation of and ACTEW Corporation, to whom we are business and the science of poker. truly thankful. Please enjoy flicking through our program of events, and we look forward to There will be ABC Radio National broadcasts seeing you there. discussing science research commercialisation, dying with dignity and the transport of the future – is electric cars the answer? Popular author Matthew Reilly and programmer of Bioshock Tony Oakden, will be catching up to discuss how they use science to make their science fiction realistic and Dr Karl is dropping into town to talk about his new book. Mary-Anne Waldren, Executive Director We are celebrating the International Year of Australian Science Festival Biodiversity with a biodiversity walkway in the Shine Dome, a speaker series on the topic featuring Will Steffen, and shows for children with titles like Compost Cake and Sustainability Ability and competitions for school aged children. The region’s food industry has also come to the party and is presenting some interesting talks on taste perceptions, beer, wine and truffles. We are also featuring a cook-off with two leading chefs. The line-up of school and family activities, through ActewAGL’s Science Circuit and Amazing World of Science, is our biggest yet. We have shows going directly into local schools, at Canberra’s premier science institutions and special offers at the regions leading science attractions, such as the zoo and reptile AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 3 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 4. SUPPORTERS PRINCIPAL PARTNERS MAJOR PARTNERS • A special thank you to ABC Radio National for their brilliant radio broadcasts and 666 ABC Canberra for their outstanding support FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS • Australian National Wildlife • Canberra Skeptics Society • Mount Majura Vineyard Collection • Capital Pathology • Mt Stromlo Observatory • Australian War Memorial • Carey’s Cave • National Science Week • Academy of Interactive • Casino Canberra • National Zoo and Aquarium Entertainment • CEA Technologies Pty Limited • New Intelligence • ACT branch of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic • Centre for the Public Awareness of • NICTA (National ICT Australia) Society (AMOS) Science ANU • Portrait Gallery Store • ACT Museums and Galleries • Canberra Institute of Technology • Questacon (CIT) • Age of Fishes Museum • Robyn Rowe Chocolates • Cooradigbee • American Institute of Aeronautics • Science ShowOffs and Astronautics • Department Land and Property Services • Scinema • ANU Climate Change Institute • Senso Restaurant and Culinary • Engineers Without Borders • Australia 21 Studio • Ginger Catering • Australian Catholic University • Tim the Yowie Man • Gondwana Dreaming • Australian National Botanic • Tobin Brothers Funerals Gardens • Goulburn Brewery • Toby’s Estate Coffee • Australian Truffle Growers • Hilary Wardaugh Photography • University of Canberra Association • Impro ACT • UNSW@ADFA • Canberra Brewers • James Squire • Yellow Brick Road Marketing • Canberra Business Council • Kitchen Cabinet • Yurtfarm Goulburn • Canberra Reptile Sanctuary • Lighthouse Business Innovation • Canberra School of Practical • Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers Philosophy • Monash Science Centre (Monash University 4 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 5. CONTENTS Science of Being Human 7 Freaky Friday 13th - Science of Spooks 17 Dying With Dignity 7 The <TBC> did it! 17 Out of This World Careers 7 Weird Canberra Ghost and History Tour 17 Big Research Ideas @ Work 8 SCINEMA in the City 17 Big Ideas = Big Business 8 Cracking the Code 17 Men Get Stronger - Effects of the Opposite Sex 8 Costumed Avengers 19 Know When to Hold’em - Science of Poker 8 Cartoon Workshop 19 Hot Innovation 9 Paper Plane Pilots 19 Power Shift 9 Hard on the Thumbs - Science of Gaming 19 Lecture: Philosophy and Science, a Question of Balance 9 Chess Contest 19 ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science 9 Sci Fi To Life 19 Beginner’s Birdwalk at Lake Ginninderra 9 The Real Big Bang Theory 19 Tobin Brothers/White Lady Funerals Open Day 9 Environment Speaker Series 20 The Great Australian Outback Dinosaur Rush 11 Beauty and Image 20 Stem Cells and Public Health: 11 SCINEMA: Learning about the sciences 20 From the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill to the Big Bang and Back 11 Unconscious Minds 21 Solar Photovoltaics - What It Can Do 11 Sceptics in the Pub 21 Australian Energy: Now and the Future 11 Composting Workshop 21 The Increasing Role of Nuclear Power Worldwide - Issues and Talk & Taste - All About Oysters 21 Considerations 11 The Volatile World of Chocolate 21 Barista Workshop 12 ActewAGL’s Science Circuit 22-23 Cooking Up A Storm 12 ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science 24-27 Food Speaker Series 12 Mini Degrees 28-29 Food Producers Fair 12 A Window on our Wildlife 30 Alternate Routes 13 Tour CEA Technologies 30 What is the Next Big Question in Resilience and Biodiversity? 13 Tour the National Zoo and Aquarium 30 Planetary Geology for Beginners 13 Botanic Gardens 30 Hazel Barton: Dark Life: How Life Underground Can Point to Life in The Nature of Biodiversity 30 the Stars 13 Canberra Reptile Sanctuary Open Day 30 When Hell Freezes - Tim Jarvis 14 What is this Thing Called Science? 31 An Evening with Dr Karl 14 Fish Fossils Galore - a Devonian Adventure! 31 Great Big Science Gig 14 Cooradigbee Fossil Tours 31 Southern Stars 15 The Underground Workshop 31 Human Impact - Barak Zelig 15 Arboretum Tours 31 The John Curtin School of Medical Research Open Day 15 Yurts On Display 31 Start Up Camp Canberra 15 CMAG on Sunday: Magnificent Flora 31 Shortis & Simpson: The Sounds of Science 15 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 5 Call 6205 0588 with queries call 1300 681 666 I sms 199 22 666 I follow us on twitter @666canberra I become a facebook fan of 666 ABC Canberra
  • 6. There’s plenty to see and do in Canberra ntre Science and Technology Ce The National Questacon — It doesn’t take Invite your friends and family to visit during the Australian Science Festival and discover the diverse range of exciting activities the nation’s capital has to offer. a scientist to Venture into the wilderness with Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve just 30 minutes from the city centre. Come face-to-face with ! figure that out the animals at Australia’s only combined National Zoo & Aquarium and experience our awesome earth with fun-filled interactive exhibitions at Questacon. For more ideas on what to see and do in Canberra, call 1300 554 114 or go to visitcanberra.com.au 6 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 7. MON 2ND - WED 4TH MICRO EXPRESSIONS, DEATH, CAREERS Steve Longford SCIENCE BEING HUMAN Dr Philip Nitschke Dr James Waldie DYING WITH DIGNITY OUT OF THIS WORLD Science of Being Human Dying With Dignity Out of This World Careers Monday, 2 August Tuesday 3 August Wednesday, 4 August All ages 18+ All ages What makes us human? Listen as In an ageing society, with science Have you ever wanted to be a rocket the research of military and national improving medical care, when scientist? Experience zero gravity security agencies is revealed. should we withdraw the treatment or build satellites that fly in space? Psychologists, scientists and law keeping the dying alive? ABC Dr. James Waldie and Daniel Faber enforcement profilers will share Radio National’s Paul Barclay will are two young Australian aerospace their knowledge during interactive explore these questions in a special engineers who have! Join them presentations. This fascinating live Australia Talks program with for an interesting panel discussion event brings the science behind voluntary euthanasia campaigner Dr about their experiences and how key human skills out into the open Philip Nitschke, Australian Catholic you can have a career that is ‘Out of - exploring topics such as emotion, University‘s Associate Professor This World’. persuasion and deception. Set your Patrick McArdle, Palliative Care Supported by The American Institute of face to be stunned! Australia’s President Elect Dr Scott Aeronautics and Astronautics Blackwell and Dr Kaarin Anstey, Supported by New Intelligence CSIRO Discovery Centre Director of the Ageing Research CSIRO Discovery Centre Unit at the ANU’s Centre for Mental Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain Health Research. 6.30pm (expect 1.5 hours) 6.30pm, (expect 3 hours) Free, No bookings required Supported by Australian Catholic Free No bookings required University National Convention Centre Bradman Theatre, 31 Constitution Ave 5.45pm (expect 2 hours) Free, No bookings required AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 7 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 8. WED 4TH - FRI 6TH BUSINESS, SCIENCE RESEARCH, ADRENALINE, POKER Big Research Ideas @ Work Wednesday, 4 August 17+ Sparks will fly in a battle of intellect. Join ABC’s James O’Loghlin as he hosts a battle of ideas. Watch as five up-and-coming early career researchers from Canberra’s leading research institutions; CSIRO, UNSW@ADFA, NICTA, ANU, UC; do battle. Each will be scrutinized by a live panel of judges (Margaret Sheil of the Australian James O’Loghlin Paul Barclay Research Council, David Gemmell BIG RESEARCH IDEAS @ WORK BIG IDEAS = BIG BUSINESS of Venture Capital Partners, Murray Rankin of The Distillery) as they choose the most illuminating idea. Research ideas will be on display at a networking event after the forum. Up to $20,000 in prizes will be awarded. Supported by UNSW@ADFA, Cre8ive, Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Canberra Business Council The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Building 131, Garran Road, Acton 5.30pm (expect 1.5 hours) Free, No bookings required Ross Solly MEN GET STRONGER SCIENCE OF POKER Big Ideas = Big Business Thursday, 5 August 17+ Men Get Stronger - E ects of Know When to Hold’em - Commercialisation of research is the Opposite Sex Science of Poker Thursday, 5 August Friday, 6 August big business. This forum explores 18+ 18+ how the Australian Government decides on which research to fund So it is true. Men act differently We will delve into the science and explores the journey of taking around hot chics - recent studies behind the game of poker - covering an idea to market. The panel of have shown a man’s adrenaline everything from statistics, the turn researchers, entrepreneurs and levels increase if they are near of the river, and knowing odds and venture capitalists talk about attractive women. Watch as the percentages, to biology, reading intermediaries and what personal Australian Science Festival and bluffs, and those tell-tale signs when attributes it takes to get an idea to ActewAGL put this to the test, using someone has a good hand. market. Join Paul Barclay of ABC some of Canberra’s elite sports Supported by Casino Canberra Radio National’s Big Ideas as he stars, moderated by 666 ABC explores the in’s and out’s of turning Canberra Breakfast presenter Ross Casino Canberra big ideas into big profits. Solly. Binara St Canberra City Supported by ActewAGL, Capital 6.30pm, 2 hours Supported by UNSW@ADFA Pathology Free, No bookings required National Museum of Australia Visions Theatre, Lawson Crescent, The John Curtin School of Medical Acton Research, ANU GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD A 12pm (expect 1 hour) Building 131, Garran Road, Acton CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND Free, No bookings required 6.30pm (expect 2 hours) MAP - sciencefestival.com.au Free, No bookings required or call 6205 0588 for info 8 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 9. FRI 6TH - SUN 8TH CLIMATE CHANGE, PHILOSOPHY, FUNERALS, SCIENCE SHOWS Hot Innovation Friday, 6 August, High School Students Do you want to be a scientist? Join young, motivational and engaging speakers, both live and virtual, as they tell stories of how they started a career in science and the exciting life as a scientist. Come along and Richard Moore gain an insight into the endless HOT INNOVATION pathways and possible career avenues that science can offer you. Supported by International Year of Biodiversity; Questacon, Monash Science Centre (Monash University) Questacon Japan Theatre King Edward Terrace, Canberra 11am (expect 1 hour), Free, Bookings required - 6207 5901 Graham Walker Power Shift POWER SHIFT BOOMING FOR BEGINNERS Saturday-Sunday, 7-8 August, 13+ The Australian Youth Climate ActewAGL’s Amazing World Coalition is holding Power Shift 2010 of Science at the John Curtin Beginner’s Birdwalk at Lake - a series of events for Australia’s School of Medical Research Ginninderra youth to be inspired, educated, Saturday, 7 August Saturday, 7 August, empowered and mobilised to join All ages All ages a generation taking action on A bird walk for beginners. View climate change. Part conference, 10.30am - Science Non Fiction - Science of Lasers several species of waterbirds up part festival, part training, part close, focusing on the identification celebration of the power of young 12pm - Bad Science 1.30pm - Science Non Fiction - features of the common species people to change the world. such as duck and cormorants. A Science of Lasers 3pm - Bad Science variety of bush birds may be seen. The Australian National University Bring binoculars and field guide. East Road, Acton The John Curtin School of Medical Canberra Ornithologists Group 8.30am-5pm (all day) Research, ANU General $55, Bookings required - 0448 10am - 4pm, Ginninderra Penisula, Lake 303 942 or go to www.aycc.org.au Free, No bookings required Ginninderra, Meet at the western end of Diddams Close on Ginninderra Peninsula Lecture: Philosophy and ActewAGL’s Amazing World of 8.30am (expect 2-3 hours) Science, a Question of Balance Science at the Shine Dome, Free, Bookings - 6254 0168 or anthony. Saturday, 7 August, All ages Australian Academy of Science overs@gmail.com Saturday, 7 August How do we explain the world and All ages our place in it? Does science, or 10.30am - Booming for Beginners Tobin Brothers/White Lady philosophy have the answers? Can 12pm - Magic Jester Funerals Open Day either, or neither, or both help us Sun, 8 August, formulate a view of existence? Dr 1.30pm - Sustainability Ability All ages Gary Grohmann will explore these 3pm - Magic Jester questions. Morning tea provided. 4pm - Dinosaurs in Australia Have you always wanted to know Canberra School of Practical Philosophy what happens at a funeral home? Also at this venue will be Tour of the Charles Sturt University ACT Tummy, Gross Out Workshop and Campus, Tobin Brothers Funerals school competition entries. 75 Canberra Ave, Kingston Visitors Pavilion, Blackall St, Barton 10am (expect 1.5 hours) Shine Dome, Australian Academy 10am, 4pm (1 hour), Free, No bookings required of Science Free, No bookings required 10am - 5pm, Free, No bookings required AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 9 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 10. For people who ask why ● What would happen in a pool full ● Why do wet things smell more of jelly? than dry ones? ● How far can a pencil draw? ● How high can a butterfly fly? ● Why do some birds stand on one leg? All of these questions and more answered It’s fun and entertaining reading for in New Scientist: the world’s leading anyone who is passionate about learning science and technology weekly magazine. new stuff every week. Visit www.NewScientist.com Call 1300 360 126 Proud supporters of the Australian Science Festival Available at Coles and all good newsagencies 10 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 11. SAT 7TH - SUN 8TH DINOSAURS, SOLAR POWER, NUCLEAR ENERGY SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS ROLE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK DINOSAUR RUSH The Great Australian Outback From the Gulf of Mexico Oil Australian Energy: Now and the Dinosaur Rush Spill to the Big Bang and Back Future Saturday, 7 August, All ages Saturday, 7 August, All ages Saturday, 7 August, All ages The dinosaur rush is now on with Dr Stephen Lincoln will explore Australia is in a strong position to local community groups in western the 15.7 billion year sequence of use alternative energy sources Queensland helping bring these events, beginning with the Big Bang such as wind, solar, biofuels and discoveries to life. This brief talk and subsequent evolution of stars hydrogen. We could also adopt by Dr Alex Cook, Senior Curator which resulted in the making of nuclear energy as Australia has 38 Geoscience Queensland Museum, carbon and all other types of atoms. per cent of world economic uranium will go through the discoveries, why Earth formed later and soon after reserves. These possibilities for an they were found, and future plans solar powered carbon-based life alternative future Australian energy for Australian dinosaurs. appeared to eventually lead to us profile will be explored by Professor and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Stephen Lincoln. Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science CSIRO Discovery Centre CSIRO Discovery Centre Gordon Street Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain 4pm (Expect 1 hour) 11am (Expect 1 hour) 1pm (Expect 1 hour) Free, No bookings required Free, No bookings required Free, No bookings required Stem Cells and Public Health: Solar Photovoltaics - What It The Increasing Role of Nuclear Managing Current and Future Can Do Power Worldwide - Issues and Expectations Saturday, 7 August, All ages Considerations Saturday, 7 August, All ages Saturday, 7 August, 16+ Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology; Professor Richard Boyd, Director converting sunlight directly to Join Ian Hore-Lacy, Director of of Monash Immunology and Stem electricity; has come a long way Public Communications for the Cell Laboratories, will be presenting in the past decade. This talk by Dr World Nuclear Society in London, his internationally recognised work Klaus Weber will look at how the to discuss why nuclear power in technologies for reversing age- technology works, what it can do is increasingly seen to have an associated degeneration of the and what role it may play in future expanding role, how nuclear energy immune system, particularly the greenhouse gas mitigation. It will complements gas and renewables, thymus, but also bone marrow. include a look at Australia’s role in and the new opportunities for it. This immunology and stem cells PV technology development and combination presents a powerful CSIRO Discovery Centre commercialisation. Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain platform for regenerative medicine - human and veterinary appllications. CSIRO Discovery Centre 2pm (Expect 1 hour+) Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain Free, No bookings required CSIRO Discovery Centre Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain 12pm (Expect 1 hour) 10am (Expect 1 hour) Free, No bookings required Free, No bookings required AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 11 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 12. SAT 7TH - SUN 8TH FOOD, COFFEE, BEER, WINE, TASTES Food Speaker Series Sunday, 8 August All ages, 18+ for certain events Taking you on a tour of gastronomy insights, we present experts and researchers from the world of truffles, coffee, wine and more to share their expertise and concepts behind their passions. 10am Science of Coffee with Toby Jan Gundlach Smith of Toby’s Estate COOKING UP A STORM Janet Je s 10.45am BARLEYmax - taste and FOOD SPEAKER SERIES science with CSIRO’s David Topping 11.30am Homebrewing, Better Beer in Your Own Backyard, with the Canberra Brewers 12.15pm People Have Such Fear of Food with Janet Jeffs of Ginger Catering 1pm Cracking the Code of Wine Flavour with Stephen Trowell of CSIRO 1.45pm The hidden life of truffles and how to grow them with Jim Trappe and Peter Marshall Jim Trappe FOOD SPEAKER SERIES 2.30pm From the Brewhouse to the Palate - Delivering on Flavour with Chuck Hahn of James Squire Supported by Toby’s Estate, CSIRO. Canberra Brewers, Ginger Catering, Kitchen Cabinet, Australian Truffle Growers Association, James Squire Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street Chuck Hahn 10am-4pm, Free, No bookings required FOOD SPEAKER SERIES Food Producers Fair Barista Workshop Cooking Up A Storm Sunday, 8 August Saturday, 7 August, 14+ Saturday, 7 August, All ages All ages, 18+ for certain events For the ambitious home barista Food lover? Curious cook? This In conjunction with the Food - learn how to extract a perfect event presents a live cook-off Speaker Series, the Australian espresso from your home machine. between two highly acclaimed and Science Festival will celebrate Toby’s Estate will dispel old myths outstanding chefs while explaining the amazing range of produce and share a knowledge and passion the science behind their cooking from the local region as producers for espresso coffee. You will also and the principles in producing showcase their piece de resistance. learn how to texture milk like a pro great dishes. Diners will get to rate Exhibitors include Gleann na Meala, and learn the secrets of selecting their preferred dish and stand a Mountain Creek Farm, Toby’s Estate, and grinding perfect coffee beans. chance to win a mystery gift. Bundawarrah Free Range Pork, Supported by Senso Restaurant and Canberra Brewers Association and many Senso Restaurant & Culinary Studio Culinary Studio, Portrait Gallery Store, more. Check out wwwsciencefestival. Cnr Dalby & Mildura St, Fyshwick Ocean Fresh Seafoods, Fyshwick Fresh com.au for updates. 10am (3 hours) Food Markets Shine Dome, Australian Academy $90, Bookings required - 6295 7722 Senso Restaurant & Culinary Studio of Science, Gordon Street Cnr Dalby & Mildura St, Fyshwick 10am-4pm, Free, No bookings required 6.30pm (2.5 hours) $90, Bookings required - 6295 7722 12 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 13. MON 9TH - WED 11TH TRANSPORT, BIODIVERSITY, GEOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY Alternate Routes Monday, 9 August 13+ What do you envisage when someone mentions the future? In the seventies and eighties people thought that by now we would have flying cars and teleportation. But the reality is a lot more unimaginative. If we only look a few years into the future what possible forms of transport are lying in wait? With a looming peak oil crisis, how do electric cars fit into the idea of an upcoming transport revolution? Join ABC Radio National Life Matters’ Richard Aedy, Bernie Bernie Hobbs Hobbs and others for an in depth ALTERNATE ROUTES and entertaining forum about the future of transportation and the role of electric cars. Supported by ACT Electric Vehicle Council The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Building 131, Garran Road, Acton 6.30pm (expect 2 hours) Free, No bookings required Sarina Locke PLANETARY GEOLOGY Hazel Barton What is the Next Big Question THE NEXT BIG QUESTION FOR BEGINNERS LIFE UNDERGROUND in Resilience and Biodiversity? Tuesday, 10 August 13+ Planetary Geology for Hazel Barton: Dark Life: How How can we better prepare for Beginners Life Underground Can Point to disasters like the BP oil spill or the Tuesday, 10 August Life in the Stars Victorian bushfires? Resilience All ages Wednesday, 11 August, 14+ thinking is providing a valuable Fascinated by the latest images from By understanding how life can framework for dealing with change, Mars? Curious about how impact survive in the subsurface and how and will have you looking at our craters have shaped the Moon? this life interacts with the geologic complex world in a different way. Always wanted to see a meteorite up environment around it, we can find Join in a conversation with Dr Brian close? Join Dr Jonathan Clarke for clues that would help in our search Walker-Australia21, David Salt- an introductory course on planetary for life on other planetary bodies. science writer and Sarina Locke- geology that will cover the different Dr. Hazel Barton will talk about cave ABC Rural Radio and 666 ABC processes that resulted in the microorganisms, astrobiology and Canberra. Light breakfast provided. formation and current state of the planetary protection issues related Supported by Australia21. Moon, Mars and other rocky bodies to spacecraft, such as the Phoenix Supported by Australia21 in our Solar System. Lander and the Mars Science Lab. Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Supported by American Institute of Supported by National Science Week Science, Gordon Street Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mars 7.45am (expect 1.25 hours) Society Australia CSIRO Discovery Centre Free, Bookings required - 6288 0823 or Clunies Ross St lynne.reeder@australia21.org.au Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street 5pm (expect 1 hour), Free, 6pm (expect 1 hour) Bookings required - 6246 4646 or Free, No bookings required CanberraSeminars@csiro.au AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 13 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 14. WED 11TH- THU 12TH ENVIRONMENT, DR KARL, CABARET When Hell Freezes - Tim Jarvis An Evening with Dr Karl Great Big Science Gig Wednesday, 11 August Thursday, 12 August Thursday, 12 August 14+ 13+ 18+ In 2007, explorer and environmental To celebrate the release of his new For more than seven years Great scientist Tim Jarvis undertook book, ‘Dinosaurs Aren’t Dead,’ Dr Big Science Gig have shown that an amazing journey to retrace Karl will be in Canberra for a one the phrase “science rock cabaret” Australian polar explorer Sir Douglas off appearance. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki makes sense (sort of). Rock out as Mawson’s incredible polar survival (from ABC and Triple J) will make we expose air showers, search for journey of 1912/13. The modern day you laugh while you learn. Tune in the island of stability, get angry with expedition was a scientific detective to 666 ABC Canberra to get the first ants and fall in love with potatoes. story involving using the same tickets - exclusive front row. The clothing, equipment and starvation A National Science Week Initiative remaining tickets will be available rations as Mawson to find out what from August 1st at the ABC Shop, Front Gallery and Café had enabled Mawson alone to Canberra Centre. Limit of 3 tickets Wattle Place, Lyneham survive when the others died. per person. 8pm (80 minutes) Free, No bookings required Supported by National Science Week Supported by 666 ABC Canberra, ABC Shop Civic, University of Canberra, ANU Manning Clarke Theatre TransACT Building 26A, Australian National University Boiler House, University of Canberra 6.30pm (expect 1 hour) Boiler House Lecture Theatre, Building Free, Bookings required -6125 6306 or 14, UC Campus, Kirinari St, Bruce mc.science@anu.edu.au 6.30pm (1.5 hours) Free, 1st August ABC Shop Civic (limit of 3 tickets per person) Tim Jarvis Chris Krishna-Pillay and crew WHEN HELL FREEZES GREAT BIG SCIENCE GIG 14 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 15. WED 11TH - FRI 13TH ASTRONOMY, MEDICINE, BUSINESS, THEATRE Southern Stars Wednesday, 11 August Saturday, 14 August All ages Get some perspective. Join the Canberra Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at Mt Stromlo Observatory - but dress warmly. THE JOHN CURTIN Mt Stromlo Observatory SCHOOL OF MEDICAL Visitors Centre, Cotter Rd, Weston RESEARCH, ANU SOUTHERN STARS 7pm (expect 1-2 hours), Gold coin donation, No bookings required. Human Impact - Barak Zelig Thursday 12 August - Wednesday, 26 August All ages Local artist Barak Zelig's new exhibition explores the impact of climate change, focuses on the loss, destruction and tragedy imposed on our environment. Australian landscapes represented include Mildura, Lake Mungo, the Murray- Darling, Canberra and Lake George. CSIRO Discovery Centre SOUNDS OF SILENCE Clunies Ross St, Canberra City 12 - 26 August @ 10am to 4pm Exhibition Free, No bookings required Start Up Camp Canberra Shortis & Simpson: The Sounds Friday, 13 August - Sunday, 15 August of Science GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD A Friday, 13 August - Sunday, 22 August Experience the thrill of launching All ages CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND a web business and learning-by- MAP - sciencefestival.com.au doing. Teams will be formed, brain Charles Darwin played the piano to storms will result in idea tsunamis, earthworms to study the effects of The John Curtin School of which will lead to waves of business sound and vibration on them. Bees Medical Research Open Day strategies, code written and a new communicate through dance. The Friday, 13 August ‘killer’ web application launched Sounds of Science is an original 13+ to the world. This event is geared musical/theatrical performance towards serious aspiring technology written and performed by Shortis Visit scientists in their working and Simpson who tease out the entrepreneurs. We provide food, laboratories. Researchers in fields symphony hiding away in the venue and guidance, you bring your such as asthma, diabetes, cancer, sciences, and in the process make own gear and good idea. memory, vision and hearing will the subject accessible, informative, demonstrate their work and answer and highly entertaining. Lighthouse Business Innovation your questions. Centre Supported by National Science Week Hedley Bull Centre, Building 130, ANU The John Curtin School of Medical Campus CSIRO Discovery Centre Research, ANU Clunies Ross St, Canberra City Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday Building 131, Garran Road, Acton - all day, (expect 2.5 days) 13, 14 August @ 8pm, 15 Aug at 5pm 10am-3pm (Minimum 2 hours (expect 1.5 hours), Free, Bookings required - 6163 8300 recommended) $24 Adults/$20 Conc, Bookings required Free, Bookings required - 6125 2577 - 6275 2700 or canberraticketing.com.au AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 15 Call 6205 0588 with queries
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  • 17. FRI 13TH - SAT 14TH SPOOKS AND SUPERSTITIONS, FILM, MYSTERY Freaky Friday 13th - Science of Spooks Friday, 13 August 18+ Beware, you are in for a scare with Freaky Friday, exploring the psychology of fears, phobias and superstitions. Learn why some people are scared of heights and some cross their fingers. Mwahahah! Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science Gordon Street 6pm (2 hours) Free, No bookings required The <TBC> did it! FREAKY FRIDAY Friday, 13 August 18+ A grand stately home and its visitors are full of secrets. A murder has occurred and the detective has to figure out who did it. In 45 minutes Impro ACT will commit and solve the murder, all live on stage. The beauty is they don’t even know who they are or what’s going to happen. Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science Gordon Street 8.30pm (1 hour) Free, No bookings required Tim the Yowie Man Mike Gore CANBERRA GHOST TOUR CRACKING THE CODE GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD A CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND SCINEMA in the City Cracking the Code Saturday 14 August Saturday, 14 August MAP - sciencefestival.com.au All ages 13+ or call 6205 0588 for info SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Join Michael Gore of the Centre for takes over the big screen in Garema the Public Awareness of Science, Weird Canberra Ghost and Place for one night only. Rug up ANU as he gives an illustrated History Tour and come along to see a great presentation of the Enigma story Friday, 13 August program of films celebrating the - cracking the German military 18+ International Year of Biodiversity. Enigma code during WWII. Done by Honeybee Blues (Aus), In the Line code breakers in both Poland and Tim the Yowie Man will take you of Fire (Aus), Finding the Forest for on a unique, three-hour underbelly Britain, it was crucial to breaking the Trees (USA), Climate Puzzle the German stranglehold on Allied tour visiting crime sites, hauntings (Germany) and local filmmaker and murder scenes. Bonus: you shipping across the Atlantic. Matthew Higgin's film High Stakes. will visit the Air Disaster Memorial, Supported by the Australian War arguably Canberra’s most haunted Supported by National Science Week Memorial, The Centre for the Public location, on the 70th anniversary of Awareness of Science ANU the tragedy. Garema Place Australian War Memorial Canberra City BAE Systems Theatre, Treloar Crescent, Various haunted and spooky places 6pm (expect 2 hours) Campbell 7pm (3 hours) Free, No bookings required 2pm (expect 1 hour) $69, Bookings - 0407 769 980 Free, Bookings - 6243 4363 or rsvp@awm.gov.au AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 17 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 18. 6AM Weekdays MIX 106.3 CAM & LISA in the morning 18 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 19. SAT 14TH TO BE GEEK IS CHIC, SCIENCE FICTION, MATTHEW REILLY Costumed Avengers Hard on the Thumbs - Science Saturday, 14 August, All ages of Gaming Saturday, 14 August, All ages Calling all superheroes! There’s a damsel in distress - don’t be a bird or a plane. Be the hero you were born to be. Come to the Shine Dome, Australian Academy Gaming is big business with recent of Science for Geek Is Chic day dressed as your favourite comic, gaming or geek profits almost equalling the movie character. There will be an award for best dressed before Sci Fi to Life at 4.30pm. Be industry. This talk, with Tony photographed with the Daleks, Solarflare or fellow sci fi characters! Oakden who worked on Bioshock, Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science will answer questions on what goes 10am-4pm, Best Dressed awarded 4.30pm, Free, No bookings required into these games. How is physics realistically modelled and the psychology behind a popular game? Cartoon Workshop Paper Plane Pilots Shine Dome, Australian Academy Saturday, 14 August, All ages Saturday, 14 August, All ages of Science CSIRO’s Mike McRae will take 12pm (1.5 hours), Free, No bookings req Learn the basics of flight and you on a journey of discovery, both discover why flight is important. in science and art. Create a fun Learn about flight in nature, lift-drag- Chess Contest cartoon that’s scientifically accurate. gravity and propulsion. Saturday, 14 August, All ages Shine Dome, Australian Academy Shine Dome, Australian Academy Take on chess champion, and of Science of Science 3pm (1 hour) 10.45am, 1.45pm, (expect 45 minutes), winner of the TV series Beauty and Free, No bookings required Free, No bookings required the Geek in a game of speed chess. If you beat him, he’ll even hand over his tips for winning over a beauty! Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, 11.30am (2 hours), Free, No bookings Sci Fi To Life Saturday, 14 August, 13+ What inspires producers of science fiction? This forum, featuring author Matthew Reilly, will take a look at the industry - what’s hot and where science fiction is heading. What is the trick to making the unimaginable tangible? Possible topics to discuss include the research required, how writers get their inspiration and what weird things they have done to Matthew Reilly produce their materials. SCI FI TO LIFE Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science SOLAR FLARE 4.30pm (2 hours), Free, No bookings req GO ONLINE TO DOWNLOAD A CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND The Real Big Bang Theory MAP - sciencefestival.com.au Saturday, 14 August, 18+ or call 6205 0588 for info Experience a day in the life of this houseshare where Einstein rubs shoulders with Galileo and Marie Curie doesn’t wash dishes. Impro ACT presents this event where not even the actors know what’s going on. Warning: Scientific accuracy may vary. Jeremy Reading Shine Dome, Australian Academy CHESS CONTEST PAPER PLANE PILOTS of Science 7pm (1 hour), Free, No bookings req AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 19 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 20. SAT 14TH - SUN 15TH BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, BEAUTY, BODY IMAGE, FILM Scott Ryan Will Ste en Rhian Parker BIODIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES BIODIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES BEAUTY AND IMAGE Biodiversity Speaker Series Beauty and Image GO ONLINE TO VIEW Saturday, 14 August Saturday, 14 August 13+ 16+ THE FULL LISTINGS OF ALL 2010 AUSTRALIAN 2010 is the International Year of This speaker series will take a look Biodiversity and this speakers at cosmetic surgery, discover how SCIENCE FESTIVAL series is about just that. differences in the function of the EVENTS. DOWNLOAD left and right hemispheres of your A CALENDAR OF 11am Role of Zoos in Conservation, Scott Ryan from the National brain can explain why, when posing EVENTS AND MAP - Zoo and Aquarium for a portrait, most people put their left cheek forward and look at the sciencefestival.com.au 12pm How Australia’s Unique psychology of portaits as well as OR CALL 6205 0588 FOR Biodiversity is Under Threat the science of lighting in photos and from a Rapidly Changing FURTHER INFORMATION posing for beauty. Climate, Will Steffen from the ANU Climate Change Institute (College of Asia and 11am Women, Doctors and Cosmetic the Pacific) Surgery: Negotiating the SCINEMA: Learning about the 1pm The Changing Climate ‘normal’ body, with Rhian Parker sciences of Canberra, Clem Davis from the Australian Primary Sun 15 Aug from the Fenner School of Health Care Research Institute, 12+ Environment and Society, ANU College of Medicine, ANU Biology and Environment SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Asymmetries in Art: Putting looks at the personalities behind 12pm 2pm Climate Change and your Best Cheek Forward, with great leaps in scientific thinking. Health - Glimpsing the Real Driven to Diffraction (Aus) explores Dr Annukka Lindell of La Trobe Bottom Line, Professor Tony the lives of Nobel winning scientists University, Melbourne McMichael from NCEPH at 1pm Science of Stunning Portrait William Henry Bragg and William ANU. Photography, with Hilary Lawrence Bragg, Stephen Fry takes Wardhaugh of Hilary Wardaugh you on a journey through the human Supported by National Zoo and Photography body in Nano You (UK), and three Aquarium, ANU Climate Change mathematicians look at the science Institute, ACT branch of the Australian of networks in How Kevin Bacon Meteorological and Oceanographic Supported by the Australian National Cured Cancer (Aus). Society (AMOS) University, Hilary Wardaugh Photography Supported by National Science Week CSIRO Discovery Centre Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain The John Curtin School of Medical CSIRO Discovery Centre Research, ANU Clunies Ross St, Canberra City 10am-3pm (Each talk 45 minutes) Building 131, Garran Road, Acton Free, No bookings required 2pm (expect 2 hours) 11am-2pm (Each talk 45 minutes) Free, No booking necessary Free, No bookings required 20 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 21. SUN 15TH TASTE PERCEPTIONS, CHOCOLATE, OYSTERS, SCIENCE IN THE PUB Composting Workshop Sunday, 15 August Get your hands dirty while discovering how to create fertiliser from food and garden scraps. Canberra Organic Growers Society President, Keith Colls, will demonstrate how an organic recycling system works and more. VOLATILE WORLD OF ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE OYSTERS Supported by ACT Museums & Galleries Mugga-Mugga 129 Narrabundah Lane, Symonston 10am - 12pm General $15, Bookings req - by Thurs 12 Aug - 6235 5677 Talk & Taste - All About Oysters Sunday, 15 August All ages Writer Frank Moorhouse and scientist Albert Caton discuss the history and mystery of the oyster. Celebrate one of the oldest foods of our region, the delicious centrepiece of this special conversation. Supported by The Kitchen Cabinet Jan Gundlach and Cafe in the House, Old Parliament Frank van de Loo House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes UNCONSCIOUS MINDS 11am, $20, Bookings required - 6273 4366 Unconscious Minds Sceptics in the Pub The Volatile World of Chocolate Saturday, 14 August Sunday, 15 August Sunday, 15 August All ages 18+ All ages Sight. Scent. Taste. Texture. The Richard Saunders of the Mystery Award winning chocolatier Robyn combination of these senses end Investigators will talk about the Rowe will take you on a journey of up in a burst of flavours in the adventurous path of investigating chocolate production. She will delve mouth, imprinting the experience in the paranormal in Australia and into the secrets of producing top minds and triggering memories and will reveal some of the ‘tricks of the notch chocolate and challenge your perceptions. Explore the science trade’ he has scored along the way. taste buds. Indulge in a wholesome behind taste and understand the This event promises to be a fun chocolate experience and finish perception of flavours as Senso’s filled event of laughter and learning. with a take home bag of Robyn’s Jan and Frank of Mount Majura Supported by King O’Malleys Irish best products. Vineyard demonstrate how food and Pub, National Science Week, Canberra wine alter our perceptions of taste. Skeptics Society Senso Restaurant & Culinary Studio King O’Malley’s Irish Pub Cnr Dalby & Mildura streets Senso Restaurant & Culinary Studio Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets Cnr Dalby & Mildura streets City Walk, Canberra city Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets 2pm (expect 2 hours) 3pm, (expect 2.5 hours), Free, No bookings required $40, Bookings req - 6295 7722 2pm (2 hours) 14- 18 years $15, Over 18 years $30, Bookings req - 6295 7722 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 21 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 22. ActewAGL’s SCIENCE CIRCUIT TRAVELLING SCIENCE SHOWS IN ACT SCHOOLS This year’s Australian Science Festival is going directly into ACT Schools with ActewAGL’s Science Circuit. SHOWS ARE FREE OR JUST $6 A STUDENT. CALL From Monday to Wednesday of the first two weeks of August we have FELICITY ON 6207 5901 FOR science performers ready to come into ACT schools and perform curriculum relevant science performances. Students will enjoy an REMAINING AVAILABILITY. excursion experience in their school hall. Tickets are just $6 a student and times can be tailored to class schedules. To enquire about remaining vacancies, please call Felicity on 62075901. Booming for Beginners (Years K - 6) Join the ANU’s Graham Walker and fearless action figure Bamm Man and discover many boisterous booms during this explosive show. WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- Wednesday, August 4 Sustainability Ability (Years K - 6) Learn about the greenhouse effect, the gases involved and how climate change affects our oceans. Presented by Science ShowOffs and The ANU. COMPOST CAKE WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- Wednesday, August 4 Ways of Working (Years K - 6) So just what IS science? Explore the coloured fire, cryogenic materials, and find out what happens when you mix hydrogen with oxygen in the air. WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- BOOMING FOR Wednesday, August 4 BAD SCIENCE MATHS OLYMPICS BEGINNERS Weather Science (Years 3 - 6) Science NON Fiction (Yrs 3 - 9) Bad Science (Years 7 - 12) This fun, interactive science show In the 1950’s the laser would Secondary students can explore challenges what we take for granted have been called science fiction. suspect science, strange about the almost magical properties The interactive show looks at discoveries and weird claims with of weather and the air. the development, operation and Nicholas J Johnson from channel applications of lasers. 9’s The Real Hustle. WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- Wednesday, August 4 WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- WEEK 1 - Monday, August 2- Wednesday, August 4 Wednesday, August 4 22 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 23. ActewAGL’s SCIENCE CIRCUIT TRAVELLING SCIENCE SHOWS IN ACT SCHOOLS IS YOUR CLASS BOOKED IN FOR A PERFORMANCE IN YOUR SCHOOL? JUST $6 A STUDENT. CALL 6207 5901 AND SPEAK TO FELICITY ABOUT REMAINING AVAILABILITY. Compost Cake (Years 3 - 6) Katya Konsumption has just moved to town and is having trouble with her bins. And who is ‘the landfill monster’ threatening to take over the world?!? WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- Wednesday, August 11 Maths Olympics (Years 7 - 10) Through an hour of music, comedy, dance and MATHS, Simon Pampena communicates the passion needed to be #1 in the Maths Olympics. WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- Wednesday, August 11 Planet of the Primes (Years 4 - 8) Maths is boring–are you kidding?! Simon Pampena (Maths Man) takes you on an intergalactic audio-visual adventure exploring the Planet of the Primes. LITTLE WHITE RUSSLYN BAGG WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- Wednesday, August 11 The Water Show (Years K - 6) Little White Russlyn Bagg (K - 4) Sustainability Challenge ( 7 - Time travellers return to 2010 from With hilarious physical theatre, 12) the future. They observe the social, Russlyn and Gazza work out Sustainability. It’s important, a way cultural, scientific and environmental what really belongs in the very of life, a Challenge! This is serious significance of water. different bins: -Recycling -Organics science presented in an engaging -Compost -Landfill. WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- and interactive environment. Wednesday, August 11 WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- WEEK 2 - Monday, August 9- Wednesday, August 11 Wednesday, August 11 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 23 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 24. Creating budding little scientists. This year ActewAGL and The Australian Science Festival are taking science right into the classroom with the ActewAGL Science Circuit. Many of the fun, hands-on experiments and workshops from the festival will be on the road, visiting schools in the region. For the first time we’re offering schools the chance to win an environmental grant of up to $10,000 to help make their school more environmentally friendly. Find out more at actewagl.com.au/education Win a We’re proud to support tomorrow’s scientists grow and learn. $10,000 r r you grant fo ol. scho 24 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au CCA710/07 ActewAGL Retail ABN 46 221 314 841 actewagl.com.au
  • 25. ActewAGL’s AMAZING WORLD OF SCIENCE Experience the excitement of ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science, now spread across venues throughout Canberra. SHOWS ARE FREE OR JUST Students, families and members of the general public can now see $6 A STUDENT. CALL science first hand through tours, open days, shows and workshops, FELICITY ON 6207 5901 FOR talks and interactive demonstrations. REMAINING AVAILABILITY. The following pages are jam packed with science things to do from August 2-15. For further information, check out www.sciencefestival.com.au or call Great Big Science Gig 13+ 6207 5901 to speak to an Australian Science Festival staff member. No issue of science is too serious, too complex or cutting edge for the Sustainability Challenge Great Big Science Gig (GBSG). With ActewAGL’s Fast Talk Your live music, science demonstrations Career Years 7-12 and audience interaction, GBSG is Years 7-12 Sustainability. It’s important, a way science rock cabaret. The GBSG of life, a Challenge! This is serious team includes some of Australia’s Find out what a career in science science presented in an engaging finest science educators and can offer in this showcase where and interactive environment. communicators, award-winning students can talk with scientists from various disciplines. Ask musicians and decades of collected Supported by the Department of questions and find out what a Innovation, Industry, Science and performance experience from all working scientist is really like. Research’s National Enabling over the world. Technologies Strategy The John Curtin School of Medical The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Building 131, Garran Road, Acton Research, ANU Building 131, Garran Road, Acton Thursday August 12, Saturday, August Thursday, 12 August, Thursday August 5, Friday August 6 14 10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm (expect 45 10.30am 1pm (expect 45 minutes) $6 per student, Bookings - 6207 5901 minutes) $6 per student, Bookings - 6207 5901 Free, Bookings required - 6207 5901 Hot Innovation ActewAGL’s Years 7-12 FAST TALK YOUR Do you want to be a scientist? Join CAREER young, motivational and engaging speakers, both live and virtual, as they tell stories of how they started a career in science and the exciting life as a scientist. Come along and BIODIVERSITY WALKWAY AT THE SHINE DOME gain an insight into the endless pathways and possible career avenues that science can offer you. Supported by International Year of Biodiversity; Questacon, Monash Science Centre (Monash University) Questacon Japan Theatre King Edward Terrace, Canberra Friday, 6 August 11am (expect 1 hour) Free, Bookings required - 6207 5901 DALEKS AT THE SHINE DOME AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 25 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 26. ActewAGL’s AMAZING WORLD OF SCIENCE Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science Booming for Beginners Little White Russlyn Bagg Tour of the Tummy Years K-6 Years K-4 All ages Join the ANU’s Graham Walker With hilarious physical theatre, Take a tour through a giant tummy! and fearless action figure Bamm Russlyn and Gazza work out what Enter in the lips and exit at the rear. Man and discover many boisterous really belongs in the different bins. Thursday-Saturday August 5-7, 12-14, booms during this explosive show. Thursday August 12, Friday August 13, 10am - 4pm (expect 25 minutes) Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, 12pm (expect 45 minutes) Shine Dome, Australian Academy 11am (expect 45 minutes) Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science of Science Gross Out Compost Cake All ages Sustainability Ability Years 3-6 Years K-6 Gross yourself and others out while Katya Konsumption has just moved learning about weird body functions Learn about the greenhouse to town and is having trouble with at this ‘gross’ workshop brought to effect, the gases involved and how her bins. And who is ‘the landfill you by Capital Pathology. climate change affects our oceans. monster’ threatening to take over Presented by Science ShowOffs the world?!? Thursday-Saturday August 5-7, 12-14, and The ANU. 10am - 4pm (expect 25 minutes) Thursday August 12, 10am, 2pm Shine Dome, Australian Academy Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, (expect 45 minutes) of Science 1pm (expect 45 minutes) Shine Dome, Australian Academy Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science of Science CSIRO DISCOVERY CENTRE Ways of Working Years K-6 So just what IS science? Explore the coloured fire, cryogenic materials, and what happens when you mix hydrogen with oxygen in the air. Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, 11am (expect 45 minutes) CSIRO Discovery Centre 26 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 27. ActewAGL’s AMAZING WORLD OF SCIENCE CSIRO DISCOVERY CENTRE Weather Science Mighty Mural SHOWS AT THESE Years K-6 Years 4-6 VENUES ARE JUST This fun, interactive science show Take a tour of the Murray-Darling $6 A STUDENT. CALL challenges what we take for granted Basin and its amazing wildlife. Use about the almost magical properties recycled materials to create a mural FELICITY ON 6207 of weather and the air. of the surrounding ecosystems. 5901 FOR REMAINING Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, Week 1 (Thursday August 5, Friday AVAILABILITY AT 1pm (expect 45 minutes) August 6), 10am, 12pm, 2pm (1 hour) SHOWS. CSIRO Discovery Centre CSIRO Discovery Centre Mad Lab Powerful Plants The Water Show Years 3-12 Years 7-12 Years K-6 Choose a DIY soldering project. Isolate DNA and watch molecules Time travellers return to 2010 For beginners to deeply committed. flow inside a cell. Presented by the from the future. They observe Brought to you by CSIRO’s ACT ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant the social, cultural, scientific and Science Education Centre - The Energy Biology and supported by environmental significance of water. Green Machine. $12.50 per student. ANU College of Science. Week 2 (Thursday August 12), 11am, Thursday August 5, Friday August 6, Week 2 (Thursday August 12, Friday 1pm (expect ) 45 minutes 9.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm (expect 1.5 hrs) August 13), 10am, 12pm, 2pm (expect CSIRO Discovery Centre CSIRO Discovery Centre 45 minutes) CSIRO Discovery Centre THE JOHN CURTIN SCHOOL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, ANU Science NON Fiction Planet of the Primes Years 7-12 Years 4-8 In the 1950’s the laser would Maths is boring–are you kidding?! have been called science fiction. Simon Pampena (Maths Man) takes The interactive show looks at you on an intergalactic audio-visual the development, operation and adventure exploring the Planet of applications of lasers. the Primes. Week 1 (Thursday August 5, Friday Week 2 (Thursday August 12, Friday August 6), 9.30am, 12.30pm (expect 45 August 13), 11am (expect 45 minutes) minutes) The John Curtin School of Medical The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Research, ANU Maths Olympics Bad Science Years 7-10 Years K-12 Through an hour of music, Secondary students can explore comedy, dance and MATHS, suspect science, strange Simon Pampena communicates discoveries and weird claims with the passion needed to be #1 in the Nicholas J Johnson from channel Maths Olympics. 9’s The Real Hustle. Week 2 (Thursday August 12, Friday Week 1 (Thursday August 5, Friday August 13), 2pm (expect 45 minutes) August 6), 2pm (expect 45 minutes) The John Curtin School of Medical The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Research, ANU AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 27 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 28. MINI DEGREES FOR SCHOOLS PART OF ActewAGL’s AMAZING WORLD OF SCIENCE MINI DEGREES ARE ACU Mini Degree: Best Foot CSIRO Science Mini Degree: JUST $6 A STUDENT. Forward - Sustainability and Water Management and Design Sustainability CALL FELICITY ON Year 5-9, Saturday 14 August, 10.30am Year 7-9, Friday 13 August, 2pm (expect (expect 2 hours) 2.5 hours) 6207 5901 FOR BOOKINGS AND Reduce your carbon FOOTprint with Work with CSIRO’s researchers on your designer green shoes made the real challenges they face on AVAILABILITY. from recycled materials. Followed how to make the most of Australia’s by a barbecue lunch. limited water supply. Includes a light afternoon tea. ACU - Room B11, Blackfriars Building, NICTA Mini Degree: Australian Catholic University, Phillip CSIRO Discovery Centre - Optus Avenue, Watson Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Programming a Robot to move Centre, Clunies Ross St and Dance Year 5-6, Wednesday 11 August, 9.30am and 12.30pm(expect 2 hours) CIT Mini Degree: GPS Mapping and Treasure Hunting ANU Mini Degree: Sustainable In this workshop students will be Year 7-9, Friday 6 August, 10am (expect Engineering given the opportunity to write a 2 hours) Year 8-10, Thursday 5, 10am, 12pm, computer program to control the (expect 2 hours) movement of a robot. Experience the latest in map technology. Use handheld GPS Engineers Without Borders shows NICTA - National ICT Australia (Global Positioning Systems) ways that technology can provide Canberra Research Laboratory, Tower receivers to locate and capture water and energy. Through hands A, 7 London Circuit positioned spatial data to find on construction, discover how hidden treasure. sustainable engineering can improve the lives of millions. ACU: Best Foot Forward CIT - Haydon Drive, Bruce for Teachers - Professional ANU - Ian Ross Building, ANU Development Saturday, 14 August, 9.30am – 2.30pm CSIRO Science Mini Degree: $30 (includes morning tea and light Keys to Taxonomy - Curating AIE Mini Degree: 3D Art lunch) Insects Workshop - Create a 3D Professional Learning workshop for Year 7-9, Friday 13 August, 10am Animation (expect 2.5 hours) Year 9-12, Tuesday 3 and Tuesday 10 Teachers, working with colleagues August, 9am (expect 2.5 hours) from ACU, CSIRO CREST and Discover the world’s largest SEA*ACT. The practical session collection of Australian insects with Create your own 3D animation! coincides with the ACU mini degree: over 1 million specimens! Identify This fun workshop shows the Best foot forward. insects, learn research/collection exciting creative potential of the 3D methods. Enjoy a light morning tea. animation software used in games, ACU - Room B11, Blackfriars Building, film, and visual effects. CSIRO Discovery Centre - Optus Australian Catholic University, Phillip Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery AIE - AIE, 49 Phillip Avenue, Block E, Avenue, Watson Centre, Clunies Ross St Canberra Technology Park, Watson CIT Mini Degree: Symphony of Sugar Year 7-9, Wednesday 11 August, 11am (expect 2 hours) Experience the mysteries of sugar pulling, blowing and casting. Presented in our state of the art demonstration kitchen. CIT - K Block, Constitution Ave, Reid 28 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 29. MINI DEGREES FOR SCHOOLS PART OF ActewAGL’s AMAZING WORLD OF SCIENCE AIE Mini Degree: Game CIT Mini Degree: Crime Scene Development Workshop Investigation Year 9-12, Tuesday 3 and Tuesday 10 Year 9-12, Friday 6 August, 10am, 2pm August, 12.30pm, (expect 2.5 hours) (expect 2 hours) Ever wanted to program a Attend a session of sleuthing at computer game? You’re in control: CIT’s crime scene house. Discover starting with a template, use your the many disciplines of forensic imagination to choose where and science, then identify and collect CIT Mini Degree: Animal Care how the actions happens. evidence found at a crime scene. Year 10-12, Friday 6 August, 10am, 2pm (expect 2 hours) AIE - AIE, 49 Phillip Avenue, Block E, CIT - Haydon Drive, Bruce, ACT Canberra Technology Park, Watson A must for animal lovers. Come learn about the care, health, UC Mini Degree: IT changes husbandry and housing of a number UNSW@ADFA Mini Degree: Everything (using IT to solve a of different species of companion Wind Tunnels and the Science real problem) animals of Flight Year 11-12, Wednesday 4 and Year 9-12, Thursday 5th and Thursday Wednesday 11 August, 1pm (expect 3 CIT - Haydon Drive, Bruce 12th August, 10am (expect 2 hours) hours) Learn the science of aviation. Use ‘Information Systems’ and CIT Mini Degree: Horticulture - Explore the physics allowing ‘Software Engineering’ to solve a Plant Propagation aircrafts to fly, from lift and drag to real life problem! Then learn game Year 10-12, Friday 6 August, 10am, design. A hands on investigation programming language and develop 2pm, (expect 1 hour) and tour of the wind tunnels. your own simple game Propagate a plant from a seed or UNSW@ADFA - School of SEIT, UC - University of Canberra, Building 11 cutting. Take it home and watch it Building 17, UNSW@ADFA Campus grow! UNSW@ADFA Mini Degree: CIT - Haydon Drive, Bruce UNSW@ADFA Mini Degree: Photochemistry - making Humidity - the Other blueprints Greenhouse Gas Year 11-12, Thursday 5 August, 10am, CIT Mini Degree: Renewable Year 11-12, Thursday 5 and Thursday 2pm (expect 2 hours) Energy 12 August, 10am (expect 2 hours) Year 10-12, Friday 6 August, 10am, Test your laboratory, scientific and 2pm, (expect 1 hour) This simple lab exercise will teach artistic skills, as we investigate the you all about water vapour and science of “blueprinting”. You’ll Explore the possibility of reducing humidity, and then give you an come away with new knowledge the world’s carbon footprint through opportunity to take your own test and a fine piece of art as well! renewable energy. See how measurements of the air photovoltaic cells can convert the UNSW@ADFA - School of PEMS sun’s energy into electricity. UNSW@ADFA - School of PEMS, North, Building 22, UNSW@ADFA Building 26, UNSW@ADFA Campus Campus CIT - Haydon Drive, Bruce AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 29 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 30. MON 2ND - SUN 15TH TOURS, OPEN DAYS CEA TECHNOLOGIES NATIONAL ZOO AND AQUARIUM A Window on our Wildlife Tour the National Zoo and The Nature of Biodiversity Tue - Thur, 10-12 August Aquarium Mon, August 2+9, Wed, August 4+11, 18+ Monday - Sunday, August 2-15, All ages Frid, August 6+13 All ages The Australian National Wildlife For the duration of the Australian Collection has museum collections Science Festival only, join the This session focuses on Australian of Australia’s bizarre and colourful Zoo’s Mystery Tour. Tailored tours diversity and on our reptile friends. birds, eggs, skins and skeletons of for families as well as primary and The sanctuary is the only facility mammals, reptiles and amphibians. secondary school groups. Answer that exhibits venomous species It also hosts modern scientific questions about biodiversity. The of reptiles, including those found research into the evolution, genetics tours include animal interaction around the ACT. and relationships of our wildlife. and the school tours will provide Canberra Reptile Sanctuary Supported by CSIRO, Australian bridges to classroom discussion Education Room, Canberra Reptile National Wildlife Collection and projects. Sanctuary, O’Hanlon Pl Nicholls CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems National Zoo and Aquarium 9am (expect 2 hours), General $2, Bellenden St, Crace, Student $2, Concession $2, Family $5, 10am-5pm 10 August @ 1pm; 11-12 August @ Bookings required - 6253 8533 Adults $30, Children 4-15yrs $18.50, 4pm, (expect 2 hours ), Free, Bookings Concession $25, Family $89.50 required - 6242 1639 Bookings - 6287 8400 Canberra Reptile Santuary Open Day Tour CEA Technologies Botanic Gardens Tue August 3+10,Thu, August 5+12 Mon - Fri, 2-6 August and 9-13 August Tue - Thur, August 3-5 and 10-12 All ages High School Students High School students Get up close and personal with CEA Technologies is a local Book a workshop to explore a snake. Participate in activities company designing, developing and some of the 1.4 million different including feeding and holding delivering world class engineering specimens at the Australian various animals and reptiles at the solutions across the globe. National Herbarium. Students will Canberra Reptile Sanctuary. Short Book a school tour group and see tour the Herbarium, collect and talks about venomous species of that engineering is not boring. record field samples to create their reptiles, with a focus on Australian own Herbarium specimens. Learn species at 1pm each day. CEA Technologies Pty Limited the tools researchers use to classify Canberra Reptile Sanctuary Gladstone St Fyshwick and preserve plant species. Canberra Reptile Sanctuary, O’Hanlon By appointment (expect 1 - 1.5 hours) Pl Nicholls Australian National Botanic Free for students, Bookings required - Gardens All day (expect 1 hour) 6213 0273 Black Mountain, Clunies Ross Street General $2, Student $2, Concession $2, Family $5, No bookings required 9.30am (expect 1.5 hours), $6 per student, Bookings required - 6250 9408 30 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au
  • 31. MON 2ND - SUN 15TH TOURS, OPEN DAYS, WORKSHOPS REPTILE SANCTUARY REPTILE SANCTUARY CAREY’S CAVE What is this Thing Called Cooradigbee Fossil Tours Arboretum Tours Science? 2-15 August 2-15 August, All school years Saturday, August 7 + 14, Sunday, All ages This tour provides a great August 8 + 15 The Cooradigbee Fossil Tour - dip opportunity to understand the All ages your toes into a 400 million year old vision of this significant project, This session will take you on a ancient seascape where armour and enjoy one of the best views of ride from the very small to the very plated fish hunted and lung fish Canberra. For school groups only. large. Science is life, it is all around swam between the ancient coral Bus provided. us, and it is what we do every day reefs. An incredible opportunity to naturally. experience life during the Age of National Arboretum Canberra Fishes. $6 per student, Bookings required - Canberra Reptile Sanctuary 62075901 Education Room, Canberra Reptile Cooradigbee Sanctuary, O’Hanlon Pl Nicholls Caves Road, Wee Jasper NSW 9am (expect 2 hours), General $2, Yurts On Display 10am (expect 2 hours), General public Mon-Sun , 2-15 August, 18+ Student $2, Concession $2, Family $5, $15, student $10, Concession $10, Bookings required - 6253 8533 Family $40, Bookings required - 6227 Experience old farm living 9634 techniques. Witness wind turbines and solar panels on Yurt Fish Fossils Galore - a Devonian roundhouses. Simple science at its Adventure! The Underground Workshop best demonstrated. Wednesday - Sunday, 4-8 August All ages All ages Yurtfarm, 1688 Range Rd, Goulburn Visit the amazing limestone of Wee Drop your rod and line, and pick up 8am (expect 4 hours), Free, Bookings Jasper and join us on a great activity required - 0413 043 444 your hammer and chisel. It’s time tour. Grow your own stalactites and to fish. Join scientists on a fossil stalagmites in minutes in a fantastic dig. And discover Devonian fish, underground environment full of which lived 360 million years ago, crystal formations. Not just for kids. CMAG on Sunday: Magni cent preserved in 3D. Flora Carey’s Cave Sunday, 1 August, Family Supported by Gondwana Dreaming Wee Jasper NSW Make drawings in response to Age of Fishes Museum 12pm (expect 1 - 2 hours) microscopic explorations and Canowindra NSW General $14.30, Child $9.90, Family botanical studies. $38.50, Bookings required - 6227 7247 Morning and afternoon sessions (allow Canberra Museum and Gallery 3 - 4 hours), General from $40, Student Cnr London Cct & Civic Square from $30, Concession from $30, Family from $120, Bookings req - 6285 1872 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30pm Free, Bookings required - 6207 3968 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST 31 Call 6205 0588 with queries
  • 32. ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science. From 2 to 15 August kids can enjoy learning at ng Celebrati al ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science, part of The Australian Science Festival. ation the Intern of For 18 years ActewAGL has brought the world of Year ity science to life through hands-on activities for kids of Biodivers all ages. For more information go to www.sciencefestival.com.au 32 AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FESTIVAL - 2-15 AUGUST www.sciencefestival.com.au CCA710/06 ActewAGL Retail ABN 46 221 314 841 actewagl.com.au