August 15th to 23rd, this week is the Australian National Science Week. There are all sorts of activities going on for it, your local school might even be running some.
This is the official Science Week homepage, it has links to all the registered events state by state. There is also a competition to win an UP prize pack including movie tickets, which I’m sure the kids will love. All you have to do is befriend National Science Week on Facebook or MySpace, which is well worth doing for the interesting links.
Here’s just a few of the events:
The RMIT Gallery in Melbourne is hosting an exhibition of last year’s finalists in the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography until September 12th, these photos are absolutely gorgeous. It is going on tour later on, I really hope I can get to it somewhere. There is an interview with last year’s winner about science photography that is well worth reading, especially if you know someone interested in photographs.
Also in Melbourne, Museum Victoria has several events that are free or included in the entry price, including behind the scenes tours and a Kids’ Lab sessions (make sure you book!).
In Sydney they have the ultimo science festival next week, from August 21st – 30th. There are all sorts of shows and family friendly events, most of them free.
Perth is celebrating the 21st anniversary of Scitech, and Adelaide will have Moon in the Mall with telescopes in the Rundle St Mall on the 28th of August, while Queensland has a free show called Earth, Water, Wind and Fire on Saturday morning August 22nd. Last but not least Canberra has a free show by Dr Karl at the Boiler Room of the University of Canberra, this Friday at 6pm.
These are only a few of the hundreds of events, there will be something fun and kid friendly going on near you.
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