Every year I host a free public lecture to showcase some of the ground-breaking work being done by brilliant Australian minds. This year, the wonderful Dr Graham Walker will be giving the lecture about 'Extraordinary Experiments: Science you can feel'.
Does science make you happy? Curious? Excited!!!
Join Dr Graham Walker from the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the ANU for a special open-air live science experience, part lecture but mostly science show, where we explore the wondrous and occasionally nerve-wracking emotions that science makes us feel.
Marvel at liquid nitrogen creating its own weather, witness two giant cannons going barrel to barrel to propel only the bravest stunt teddy bears, be inspired by clean green fuels that will get us off those messy emissions, and shudder mildly as we do some epic blow-up science! From chin-stroking feats of curiosity you can do with common household items to the simple joys of a fully-automatic marshmallow bazooka, join us for a show that will put the awe in awesome! Presented with support of the ANU Research School of Chemistry.
Because it's 2020, we will be doing things a bit differently. The lecture will be held on Gungahlin Enclosed Oval, and I invite you to bring along rugs and spread them out on the ground with social distancing.
As always, this will be a free and public event with priority given to secondary school students.
Feel free to distribute to your networks and RSVP early to ensure you can get a place. My office can assist with working through any logistical issues, or if you would like to organise a group to come along.
This event will be held in accordance with the ACT COVID Safe Event Protocol and ANU guidelines. There will be a contact tracing framework, social distancing and sanitiser available. Please stay home if you are unwell.
Gungahlin, ACT 2912
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