From 10th to 18th August, science and technology take to the streets for National Science Week.
Established in 1997, this annual celebration of science and technology acknowledges the contributions of Australian scientists to the world, and encourages members of the general public to engage with science in all its forms.
There will be hundreds of nationwide events, including many free activities, talks, workshops, and live shows.
Free events include:
- VR immersive experiences. Explore beneath the sea or beyond the stars simply by putting on a slightly odd pair of goggles.
- Public lectures. Listen to astrophysicists, meteorologists, and other science luminaries explain the mysteries of the universe from a scientific standpoint.
- Scinema International Science Film Festival. Watch science films from around the world, screening in various locations around Queensland.
- Children’s activities. Introduce your kids to the joys of chemistry, Lego boats, and aeroelastic flutter bees.
And no celebration of science and technology would be complete without quite a few robots. Speaking of which, the Robotronica robotics and technology festival, coming hot on the heels of National Science Week, will take place on 18th August at QUT Gardens Point campus. QUT Library will be part of the action: if you’re keen to experience Virtual and Augmented Reality, the Library is the place to be. Drop in: it’s free!