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Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 7 Aug 2013


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26 Sun Newspapers Feature WEDNESDAY, August 7, 2013. August 10-18 www.scienceweek.net.au For further information, visit our website | www.scienceweek.net. au | or contact Paul Lyons, CSIRO Science Education Centre | P: 8944 8495 | E: paul.lyons@csiro.au National Science Week events are mostly free, open to the public and offer an opportunity for the Australian community to get involved National Science Week aims to promote science and highlight the importance of science in our everyday lives Events on the National Science Week calendar are developed and run by a range of volunteers across the country Major events are held in every major capital city Launch Fri Aug 9 5pm Wildlife Photo Exhibition; Open Daily Aug 10-18 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Sat Aug 10 7pm to 9pm Rod Quantock presents Pardon my Carbon Railway Club, Parap Sat Aug 10 - Sun Aug 18 All day / All night Wonders of the Waterfront; FREE interactive exhibits Darwin Waterfront Tue Aug 13 7pm Protecting our biodiversity; what science is telling us? Railway Club, Parap Tue Aug 13 - Wed Aug 14 12pm to 2pm Science Week Fun Facts; FREE interactive roving clown Smith Street Mall, Darwin City Wed Aug 14 6:30pm onwards FREE Chasing Ice documentary movie Deckchair Cinema Thur Aug 15 4pm to 5:30pm Double Helix Science Club for kids CSIRO Science Education Centre, 564 Vanderlin Dr, Berrimah Fri Aug 16 9am to 3pm Menzies School of Health Science Sesh CDU, Mal Nairn Auditorium Fri Aug 16 6:30pm for 6:45pm start Star Safari; laser guided tour of the night sky The Strand grassed area, CDU Sun Aug 18 9am to 12noon Teddy Bears Picnic Science Week Stall George Brown Botanic Gardens Unravel scientific wonders Comedian and social commentator Rod Quantock will be in Darwin on Saturday, August 10, at the Railway Club to present Pardon My Carbon as part of Science Week. Visit the talk on Protecting northern Australias biodiversity; what science is telling us on August 14. Check out the free screening of Chasing Ice at the Deckchair Cinema. GET EXPLORING Why not turn to the sciences in August, with a number of events held around the Top End as part of National ScienceWeek. For a list of all events go to www.scienceweek.net.au NATIONAL Science Week is Australias annual celebration of science and technology. Run annually in August, it features about 1000 events Australia wide. Now in its 16th year, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists and encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public. This year, events will run throughout the NT, along with national online activities, so everyone can participate. It is hoped you can find an event that takes your fancy and allows you to gain more understanding of the science that impacts on our lives and, importantly, its local impact. Comedian and social commentator Rod Quantock travels to Darwin on Saturday, August 10 to visit the Railway Club in Parap and present a talk called Pardon My Carbon from 7pm. Here, he will give a refreshing insight into climate change and then host a panel of locals as they take questions from the audience. Come and find out what you can about local science issues and relax and get entertained at the same time. For budding astronomers, evenings will be held in Katherine from August 10 to 13 at the Godinymayin Open Air Cinema, then in Darwin on August 16 at the Strand, Charles Darwin University. Throughout the week the Darwin Waterfront will hold interactive Science Exhibits, or head to the Smith St mall where the Darwin City Council will display some Science Fun Facts and a roving clown. Darwin City libraries will have activities with primate researcher and conservationist Dr Carla Litchfield, including an evening talk at 6pm on August 15 at the Casuarina Library, and story time from 10am at each city library Monday to Thursday. Go to www.darwin.nt.gov.au for all Darwin City information. Maybe visit a talk and then ask questions at Protecting northern Australias biodiversity; what science is telling us, at the Railway Club on Tuesday, August 13, from 6.30pm. Speakers will include Amateur Fishermens Associations Craig Ingram, National Environmental Research Program director Prof Michael Douglas and NT Department of Land Resource Managements Terrestrial Ecosystems director Dr Graeme Gillespie. On Wednesday, come along to the Deckchair Cinema for a free documentary movie screening of Chasing Ice. This is a fantastic and gripping journey into the way glaciers are melting in front of our eyes due to global warming. Doors open at 6.30pm The CSIRO education centre will present two free events. The first is a family afternoon at the education centre in Berrimah where students between seven and 12 years of age can explore and experiment with a range of hands-on activities. Then, on Sunday, the younger scientists can visit the stall at the Teddy Bears Picnic to experiment. The Menzies School of Health Research will host the 2013 Science Sesh. The event showcases the research Menzies undertakes to improve indigenous and tropical health. Year 11 and year 12 students will have the opportunity to hear from a dynamic team of leading researchers which will showcase some of their current projects. This event will be held Friday, August 16, at Charles Darwin Universitys Mal Nairn Auditorium from 9am to 3pm. As well as all this there is also the Living with Wildlife Photo Essay Competition allowing people to tell stories about the wildlife that lives in our urban area. All entries will be exhibited over Science Week at the George Brown Botanic Gardens.

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