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Paddington Library, Paddington, NSW
Protecting Our Environment: The new brigade of planeteers

Join ecotoxologists Francesca Gissi and Amanda McDonald and environmental scientist Georgina Dawson as they discuss their unusual careers and what it is like to work at the forefront of environment research and protection. This event is part of Inspiring Australia's Talking Science series.

Penrith City Library, Penrith , NSW
Bioinformatics for Citizen Scientists

Bioinformatics brings together the fields of life science, computer science and statistics, and Lachlan Gray will show you how when armed with nothing more than a laptop, internet connection and some basic coding skills, you can become a citizen scientist and conduct your own important research.

Creator Space Chatswood Library, Chatswood, NSW
Urban Ecology with Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez

Join Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University, for a freewheeling discussion on urban ecology. Discover how the successes and failures of urban plantings are used to improve urban planning and secure ecosystems in a changing climate.

Max Webber Library Function Centre, Blacktown, NSW
Medicinal Cannabis: From criminal to clinical

Medicinal cannabis is improving lives, and this case study of one girl’s struggle with severe epilepsy will show this.

Creator Space Chatswood Library, Chatswood, NSW
The Other Side of Cannabis with Michael Udoh

What is Cannabis? Big claims vs scientific fact. Recent discoveries... Future outlook. Increasingly, cannabis is viewed as much more than a recreational drug. Join Michael Udoh, a molecular pharmacology PhD candidate at Macquarie University, to discover another side of cannabis.

Creator Space Chatswood Library, Chatswood, NSW

Ever picked up a seashell and wondered why it looked like it did, or why the shell from another holiday looks so different? Meet Macquarie University PhD candidate Matt Kerr who is researching variation in beach shells across Australia to learn how beach ecosystems respond to the environment.

Max Webber Library, Blacktown, Blacktown, NSW
Nanomedicine and Cancer Therapy

Find out about nanotechnology and cancer from Dr Wei Deng from UNSW. This event is part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.

Kogarah Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, NSW
Collagen, Groundwater and Nuclear Reactors

Dr Katie Sizeland will discuss how she is uncovering the nanostructure of nature's superhero fibre collagen.Dr Stacey Priestley will address what groundwater is, where it is and how it is studied. And Dr Jo Lackenby will talk about the mysterious blue glow- how nuclear reactors work.

August 10 2019

Our Future Scientists

Albury Library Museum, Albury, NSW

Meet the young scientists from Wodonga Middle Years College, St Anne’s Primary School in Albury and Galen Catholic College Wangaratta as they demonstrate their robotics and share their experiences from representing Australia at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, USA.

Newcastle Museum, Newcastle, NSW
Order and Progress: A Sonic Segue Across A Auriverde

Archaeoastronomical techniques are used with the Stellarium planetarium software to simulate the astronomy over Rio de Janeiro at the moment the Republic of Brazil was declared. This work is an example of how scientific data can be used to blend political symbology, scientific data and music.

Parramatta Library, Parramatta, NSW

A panel of scientists will provide information how everyone can get involved with local projects and research. It provides opportunity for Q&A. It is an event for everyone.

August 11 2019

Life on the Levee

Lonergan Place Playground, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Life on the Levee

Wagga Wagga levee banks are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Join Wagga Wagga City Council’s Environmental Officers as they lead participants on walk commencing from Lonergan Place Playground. Learn about the River Regeneration Project and our natural environment.

Barry O'Keefe Library, Mosman, NSW

Professor Mark Williams explores the idea: Are smart phones making us dumb? Mark is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Macquarie University. Discover how our use of digital devices may be affecting our brains and therefore the reality we 'see'.

Warringah Mall Library, Brookvale, NSW
Science Talks at Warringah Mall Library

Celebrate Sydney Science Festival & National Science Week at the Library with talks by Prof. Annabelle McIver, Rokiah Alford and David Bishop.

Stanton Library, North Sydney, NSW
The Decline of Insect Populations

Discover some of the disastrous consequences of climate change, pollution and intensive agriculture on nature’s ecosystem as Dr Sanchez– Bayo discusses the global decline of insect populations.

Sutherland Shire Library, Sutherland, NSW
Moon Landing to Mars Landing

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, scientist Peter Eyland from the Sutherland Astronomical Society shares the remarkable history of space flight and details NASA’s plans to eventually land a human on Mars.

Toronto Library , Toronto, NSW

A Lake Mac STEAM event at Toronto Library - Discover the world of coding using Ozobots. This fun and interactive session will show you how to use visual codes to program miniature robots to dance or navigate a maze. Bookings required.

Penrith City Library, Penrith , NSW
Cooling the city… with trees

Senior Lecturer at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Paul Rymer, will fill us in on the research he has been conducting with Penrith City Council to find out which trees are the best for 'cooling the city'. Find out which tree species are able to survive and thrive in Western Sydney.

August 13 2019

Virtual Reality: Space!

Tuggerah Library, Tuggerah, NSW
Virtual Reality: Space!

Let virtual reality take you on an incredible journey into space. Celebrate National Science Week by blasting off and exploring our solar system, learning about the planets and moons, in the full 360 degree immersive experience that only VR can provide.

Strathfield Library, Homebush, NSW
Science Series Talks: There’s more to soap than meets the eye

There’s more to soap than meets the eye: Science Series Guest Speaker Anna Wang. What can the humble soap molecule teach us about the origins of life? Could this behaviour mean for the origins of cell-based life on Earth and its potential to happen elsewhere in the universe.

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival National Science Week Program

SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible. Register your venue to host your own free SCINEMA screening during National Science Week.


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