SLITHER DOWN AND MAR­VEL AT SCI­ENCE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - WHAT'S ON -

JOIN bud­ding sci­en­tists and pro­fes­sional braini­acs as they ex­plore the won­ders of the uni­verse at the month-long Syd­ney Sci­ence Fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val rock­ets into venues across Syd­ney with more than 100 events from Thurs­day, Au­gust 11 to Sun­day, Au­gust 21. The Sci­ence in the Swamp day on Satur­day, Au­gust 13, at Cen­ten­nial Park, will give fam­i­lies some out­door fun and the chance to get their lit­tle hands dirty with creepy-crawly sci­ence. The month will also feature in­spir­ing talks by lead­ing names in the in­dus­try in­clud­ing: Dr Alan Duffy, Dr Karl Kruszel­nicki, Bri­tish physi­cist Pro­fes­sor Brian Cox, New York Genspace co-founder and di­rec­tor Dr Ellen Jor­gensen and NASA’s New Hori­zons jour­nal­ist Amy Shira Tei­tel. The fes­ti­val is pro­duced by the Mu­seum of Ap­plied Arts and Sciences as part of Na­tional Sci­ence Week, with events held at the Pow­er­house Mu­seum, Syd­ney Ob­ser­va­tory and Par­ra­matta Park.

Thurs­day, Au­gust 11 to Sun­day, Au­gust 21, tick­ets to MAAS: $25 day­time pass, tick­ets to speak­ers: $45, syd­ney­science.com.au

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