Hunter Science Festival
Sunday 16 August
A whopping big science explosion of science stalls, shows and super awesome stuff!
10am: Museum opens
10.15am: Trash and Treasure Pirate Show with the Ship O'Fools
10.30am: Smorgasbord of Science Show presented by Newcastle Museum
11am - 12noon: Meet the beautiful Blackbutt animals
11.30am: The Laser Light Show presented by SMART
12 noon: Discover the Hunter Wetlands Centre
12.30pm: Smorgasbord of Science Show presented by Newcastle Museum
1.30pm: The Laser Light Show presented by SMART
2pm: Event closes
Free public talks
Brought to you by the Hunter Earth Sciences Discussion Group (HEDG)
Making waves: the science of light
Speaker: Dr John Holdsworth
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle
Dr Holdsworth is a specialist in photonics – the science and application of light. Following the National Science Week theme, he will outline the physical properties of light and how they are used in everyday life – including optical fibres for telecommunications, lasers for biomedical applications and LIDAR (light detecting and ranging) for imaging dust plumes.
When: 6.15 pm, Tuesday 18 August
Where: Newcastle Museum
The Newcastle Time Walk
A stroll back through 300 million years
Be a field geologist for a morning! Rocks of the spectacular Newcastle coastline tell us much about how climates and landscapes have evolved over time. Geologists will lead a slow-paced 3km walk along Newcastle foreshore, from Nobbys Head to the Bogey Hole, looking at many features including ancient volcanic rocks, coal seams and remnants of fossil forests. Come along and learn how to be an Earth detective!
Meet outside Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club
Sunday 23 August - sold out!
Sunday 6 September - book now via http://timewalk2-2015.eventbrite.com.au
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