Science Week 2006 – a CSIRO feast
To celebrate, CSIRO is staging a large number of events across the nation designed to both showcase its accomplishments and inspire schoolchildren and other members of the public to begin their own journeys of scientific discovery.
Events being hosted or co-hosted by CSIRO include:
Former astronaut, Bruce Melnick, will be: at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (13 Aug); in Springwood in the Blue Mountains (15 Aug); and, in Sydney (18 Aug), to talk about what it’s like to venture into space. Mr Melnick flew on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990 and the first flight of the shuttle Endeavour in 1992.
CSIRO’s largest collection of laboratories, at the Clayton site in Melbourne, will host an open day for the public on Sunday, 13 August, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
The SCINEMA Festival of Science Film will present a wide range of short features, free of charge, in Canberra from 12-13 August at The Studio in the National Museum of Australia.
The ‘Celebrating Science in the Tropics’ showcase being held in Townsville from 12-20 August will reflect the significant contributions CSIRO scientists, engineers and technicians have made in shaping our understanding of Australia’s tropical environment.“The SCINEMA Festival of Science Film will present a wide range of short features, free of charge, in Canberra from 12-13 August at The Studio in the National Museum of Australia.”
CSIRO’s Energy Technology Centre in Newcastle will hold a public open day on 12 August featuring displays of the Centre’s cutting-edge work to develop more efficient methods of producing and using energy.
CSIRO Education will be hosting hands-on-science experiment sessions for children aged 7-14 years in Adelaide from 19-20 August.
A range of demonstrations and interactive hands-on activities will be presented in Darwin during The Top End Science Fair from 16-17 August.
In addition, CSIRO’s ‘Great Big Science Gig 3’ – a cabaret show featuring songs, and entertaining demonstrations and presentations of recent scientific discoveries – will visit Perth (10 Aug), Canberra (15 Aug), Melbourne (17 Aug), Sydney (19 Aug), Burnie in Tasmania (22 Aug) and Darwin (24 Aug).
For further details visit: National Science Week
- CSIRO is staging a large number of events across the nation during Science Week 2006
- US astronaut, Bruce Melnick, will talk in Canberra and Sydney about what it is like to venture into space