Science Week 2015

Sun 16 - Sun 23 Aug 2015
10:00am - 05:00pm

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 
Cost: free

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! 
Cost: Free
When: 9am–noon 
Meet outside Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club

Sunday 23 August - sold out!

Sunday 6 September - book now via

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Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way