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National Science Week 2017

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Date: 12-20 August 2017
Venue: Various venues, on and off-campus

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To celebrate National Science Week 2017 (12 - 20 August), Swinburne is hosting a week of exciting, inspiring, fun and engaging free events and activities. From a fusion of art and science, to the cutting edge in astronomy, come and get involved with science at Swinburne.

National Science Week events

EventDateDescription
Science in the park - wildlife counts 13 August  Join us at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve on the Mornington Peninsula, for a day of free science activities for all ages.
Immersive Science: the next frontier in Australian astronomy (family event) 13 August  Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack at the State Library as they guide you through the Universe in an immersive science event blending a live talk and virtual reality.
Archimedes lecture 15 August  Associate Professor James McCaw from the University of Melbourne discusses Mathematical models for population health decision making.
Starr's Planetarium 17-18 August  Wagga Wagga residents are invited to experience a world-class immersive 3D projection of the night sky with Starr’s Planetarium travelling theatre dome.
Immersive Science: the next frontier in Australian astronomy (adult event) 17 August  Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack to guide you through the Universe in an immersive science event blending a live talk and virtual reality at Mountain Goat Brewery. Explore the Solar System, map galaxies and see black holes, all with beer in hand.
World's most liveable city - can science help Melbourne do better? 18 August Melbourne has ranked as the world's most liveable city for six consecutive years, but will we keep the top spot when the new ranking comes out on 16 August? Join the discussion as our panel explores what science and research is revealing about the future of Melbourne's liveability.
State of the Universe VII 18 August Amidst a flurry of fake news and flat-Earth believers, Dr Alan Duffy will take us through the real news that mattered this year, from the youngest galaxies ever discovered to ingredients for life seemingly everywhere and more.
Research Student Photography Competition (login required) 18 August - 8 September All current Swinburne postgraduate research students are invited to take a beautiful, interesting or imaginative photograph of anything relevant to your particular area of research, or capture a representation of your research. Great prizes on offer. Find out more (student login required)