Experience experiments at QVMAG as part of National Science Week

SCIENTIFIC: Natural sciences curator David Maynard, Fenella Edwards, Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten, and Sue Street conduct an experiment. Picture: Kasey Wilkins
SCIENTIFIC: Natural sciences curator David Maynard, Fenella Edwards, Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten, and Sue Street conduct an experiment. Picture: Kasey Wilkins

Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery will come alive with all things scientific this week.

Natural sciences curator David Maynard said National Science Week 2018 was a great opportunity for everyone in the community to get involved.

“The week allows us to celebrate science in all different aspects,” he said.

“Science is so important to how we live our lives, how our communities operate, [and] how our city runs.”

Mr Maynard said there would be more than 150 scientific activities and events taking place across the state.

“If ever science was going to be fun, it’s going to be this week,” he said.

City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said QVMAG was a very important part of the city.

“Many will come along I’m sure next week to enjoy, and to learn, and to grow their own understanding of science,” he said.

National Science Week will run from August 11 to 17. For more information, visit www.qvmag.tas.gov.au.

National Science Week events

Dr Karl’s Extreme Moments in Science: Real or Fake?

  • August 10, 7pm at Albert Hall. Tickets at trybooking.com.

Big Day of Science

  • August 11, 10am to 4pm at QVMAG.

Sunday Science – Meet the Experts

  • August 12, 10am to 4pm at QVMAG.

Bright Ideas Science Pitch

  • August 14, 5.30pm to 7pm at Cowork Launceston. RSVP through Eventbrite or Facebook.

Observing our Oceans: High Tech Solutions for a Hostile Environment

  • August 15, 6pm to 7.30pm at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, UTAS Newnham. RSVP to h.e.phillips@utas.edu.au.

Lawrence Leung Stands Up for Science!

  • August 17, 8pm at The Royal Oak Hotel. Tickets through trybooking.com or at the door.

Interactive Citizen Science Workshops: Deciphering the Warnings of our Sentinel Seabirds

  • August 17, 9am to 5pm at S.106 Laboratory at UTAS Newnham. 

Nights at the Museum

  • August 15 and 17, 6pm to 9pm at QVMAG.

Change Your Game!

  • August 11 to 17 at QVMAG.

Explore and Learn – Swinging, Swinging

  • August 20, 3.30pm at the George Town Linc.

Why Does an Engineer Need a PHD?

  • August 26, 1.15pm to 2.30pm at QVMAG.