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Science at the Extreme

This very special night will bring together a panel of science adventurers sharing their journeys and discoveries. See the science galleries, talk to research scientists from Museums Victoria and enjoy a drink to celebrate the launch of National Science Week.

When: Friday, August 9 2019. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Where: Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053
Topic: Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Adults - $12; Concession - $10; Melbourne Museum member - $8
Bookings: 13 11 02
mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au
https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/national-science-week-public-launch-science-at-the-extreme/
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From the frozen tundra of Antarctica to the deserts of central Australia, the lava flows of Hawai’i to the depths of the world’s deepest abyss off the Eastern coast of our continent, this very special night will bring together a panel of science adventurers sharing their journeys and discoveries. See the science galleries, talk to research scientists from Museums Victoria and enjoy a drink to celebrate the launch of National Science Week.

Speakers:
Dr. Darlene Lim is a geobiologist based at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. She has spent 25 years conducting field research around the world, in both the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as in underwater environments where she has piloted submersibles as a scientist and explorer. Currently, Darlene leads several NASA-funded research programs that are focused on blending field science research with the development of capabilities and concepts for future human spaceflight into deep space and Mars.

Dr Kate Selway is an Earth scientist who is passionate about understanding how our amazing planet works. She has led research teams in the deserts of central Australia, the savannas of East Africa, and the frozen expanses of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Kate makes measurements on the Earth’s surface to understand why plate tectonics happens, and improve measurements of ice loss from ice sheets.

Dr Dianne Bray is an ichthyologist and Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at Museums Victoria. Dianne joined the Museum’s team aboard CSIRO’s RV Investigator in 2017 to map the structure of the seafloor and collect samples of bizarre, deep sea creatures never before seen, contributing to our knowledge of abyssal biodiversity.

Nate Byrne (MC) is a meteorologist and weather presenter on ABC News Breakfast. Prior to this, Nate spent 12 years working as a meteorologist and oceanographer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Contact details:

Museum Staff
Melbourne Museum
Email: mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au
Phone: 13 11 02

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