Australian Museum Science Festival
Tuesday 8 August – Friday 18 August – 9.30am – 2.30pm
Dedicated programming for primary and high school students on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Immersive learning in STEM focused workshops, demonstrations, and exciting talks is the focus for this year’s AMSF. The wide variety of sessions are designed and instructed by Australia’s leading science institutions including 3M, ANSTO, Macquarie University, UNSW, USyd, UTS and many others. UNSW Science will be hosting a fun filled double booth for both weeks.
Science in the Swamp
Saturday 12 August, 11am – 3pm
For one day, we will transform the park into a big laboratory and you will be able to experience science in all its variety, from dinosaurs to robots!
Wednesday 16 August, 6:30pm
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Life On Mars: the 2020 Rover Mission
Thursday 17 August, 8pm – 9.30pm
Sydney Opera House
Is Mars the first step to humanity spreading out into the galaxy?
Join a panel of NASA scientists and astrophysicists as they discuss the potential for life on Mars.
New Scientist and UNSW Science present... Wildlife Forensics
Thursday 17 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Tyree Room, Scienta Building, Library Walk, UNSW Sydney
Did you know that maggots in a corpse can tell you the person's time of death?
Or that genetic fingerprinting of smuggled animals can help fight illegal trade in wildlife?
Or that, thanks to Australian research, the DNA of 200-year-old koala specimens is revealing the effects of human activity?
Join New Scientist and UNSW Science for a two-hour evening lecture and hear about the insects and animals that are helping to solve crimes, and the cutting-edge techniques used by wildlife detectives.
Women on Mars: a special event for female high school students
Friday 18 August, 9.30am – 2.30pm
Sydney Opera House
As part of National Science Week, UNSW Science will host a special event - Women on Mars - for female high school students at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 18 August.
During the day, students will hear from two NASA scientists and leading female scientists including UNSW Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston and University of Queensland cosmologist Professor Tamara Davis, as well as participate in some exciting scientific activities.
The two sets of talks will also be beamed live to schools across the country.
For more information and to register please visit the website.
The school symposium is being held in association with a major event the previous evening, 17 August, when the Sydney Opera House and UNSW Big Questions Institute will join forces to present Life on Mars: the 2020 Rover Mission.