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Seeing Things Differently

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  • Micro-X
    1284 South Road, Tonsley SA 5042, Australia

These two events are scheduled for Friday 20 August (for school groups) and Saturday 21 August (for families and the general public). Visitors will have the opportunity to see inside Adelaide’s Micro-X factory, which develops and produces next generation X-ray imaging equipment incorporating innovative design and carbon nanotube technology.

Free photography workshops, presented by Digido Studios, and other science related art and craft activities will be offered alongside guided tours around the Tonsley Innovation District. Join us for a fun filled day and learn more about how innovation and ‘Seeing Things Differently’ can lead to technological advancement across various industries. Find out how Palaeontologists at Flinders University use X-ray technology in their research and meet some of Micro-X’s fellow Tonsley Innovation District tenants such as Autism SA and the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute.

The Friday event (for school groups only) will also offer guest talks by award-winning speakers at the Flinders Tonsley building. The talks are:

  • ‘Looking inside ancient fossils with high-tech imagery’ by Professor John Long (2019 Jim Bettison and Helen James Award)
  • ‘How does fluid flow in a rotating tube?’ by Professor Colin Raston (2020 SA Scientist of the Year Award)
  • ‘How does 3D printing work?’ by Micro-X (2020 Innovator of the Year Award)
  • ‘A virtual revolution for fossil hunters – how CT scanning is transforming palaeontology’ by Dr Alice Clement (E.S. Hills medal for 2021 from the Geological Society of Australia)

The talks are followed by the screening of a short Math Movie ‘Mathematical Circles Around the World’ a film by Ekaterina Eremenko.

Please follow the Booking Info link on this page to register for our Saturday family & general public event and email to obtain the school group Eventbrite booking link.

Location Information

Free parking - food and hot & cold beverages will be available for purchase onsite.