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Sydney Science Trail

Sydney Science Trail
13 August - 13 September

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A full program can be found below.
 


Saturday 14 August 

3pm | The Cake Town Calamity
The world’s cake has disappeared. But don’t worry, Detective Kookaburra is on the case! Join the Arludo team and special guest scientists live on Twitch as they uncover the science behind Detective Kookaburra and the Cake Town Calamity, produced exclusively for the Sydney Science Trail.  

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Sunday 15 August

3.00 - 4.00pm | Fizzics Education: Food science show
Join the Fizzics Education team in this fun-filled program developed for the 2021 National Science Week theme, Food: Different by Design, to learn about molecular gastronomy and how it is used in modern food design.

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Monday 16 August

12.30 - 1.30pm | Mending Broken Hearts with Cells and Biotechnology Technology
3D bioprinting technology has emerged in the past 15 years as a tool for the generation of human tissues and organs for transplantation and drug testing. Hear from Dr Carmine Gentile about his exciting work fabricating heart tissues using stem cells from patients plus 3D bioprinters. Presented by UTS in partnership with Sydney Science Trail.

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6.30 - 7.30pm | Future of Food
Join food and health expert Johannes le Coutre in conversation with journalist Joanna Savill as they explore the future of food. As we take our first tentative steps into the paradigm shifting world of lab-grown and no-kill meat, will 21st century science save the day, or are the solutions to our biggest problems a combination of the old and the new? 
Presented by UNSW in partnerships with Sydney Science Trail. 

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Tuesday 17 August


6.30 - 7.30pm | Space Weather and the Path to Mars
Activity on the Sun’s surface creates a type of climate called ‘space weather’. It takes the form of solar flares, coronal mass ejections and bursts of radiation that travel far and wide across the Solar System and beyond. Discover more in our two-part lecture, where Sarah Brough, Iver Cairns, and Susanna Guatelli talk all things space weather, astronaut protection and whether we’ll ever make our Mars aspirations a reality. Presented by UNSW in partnerships with Sydney Science Trail.

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7 - 8pm | Thought for Food Panel
Join ANSTO for this panel discussion involving ground-breaking innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists from the food science industry. Learn more about how technology is shaping the agricultural and food industries, the latest research on the sustainable production and consumption of fruits and vegetables, and better ways of managing food waste and distribution. Presented by ANSTO in partnerships with Sydney Science Trail.
 

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Wednesday 18 August


6 - 7pm | Life on Mars (with Cosmic Radiation)
Join us for National Science Week to hear from an ANSTO user and the 2021 AIP Women in Physics lectureship award winner A/Prof Susanna Guatelli on radiation protection of astronauts in human missions to Mars. Presented by ANSTO in partnerships with Sydney Science Trail. 

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6.30pm - 7.30pm | How to Think about Robots
Is it time to move past the belief that robots are our enemies and embrace them as our friends? Join Kate Darling from MIT's Media Lab and UNSW's AI guru Toby Walsh as they discuss how we might rethink our robot future. Presented by UNSW in partnerships with Sydney Science Trail.

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Thursday 19 August


7.30 - 8.15pm | Reel Science?
Ever wondered which Sci-Fi films are more fiction than science? Hosted by film legends, Jay Katz and Miss Death, scientists from the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens will debunk the premise of some of the world’s most loved Sci-Fi films.

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Friday 20 August


6.30pm | Forensics Friday
It’s CSI meets real-life for the natural world - through modern forensic testing labs in our oldest institutions, science is being reinvigorated, and scientists are key players in solving crimes from murders to wildlife trafficking. Tune in to hear stories of the wild cases our Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens scientists have worked on – and why this branch of science has become so integral to 21st century law enforcement. 

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Saturday 21 August

3.00 - 4.00pm | Fizzics Education: Liquid Nitrogen show
Join the Fizzics Education team in this fun-filled program developed for the 2021 National Science Week theme, Food: Different by Design, to learn about molecular gastronomy and how it is used in modern food design.

Register here

7.30 - 8.15pm | Reel Science?
Ever wondered which Sci-Fi films are more fiction than science? Hosted by film legends, Jay Katz and Miss Death, scientists from the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens will debunk the premise of some of the world’s most loved Sci-Fi films. Can dinosaurs really be created from a mosquito’s DNA? Can trees actually communicate with each other? 

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Sunday 22 August


3pm | Quokkapocalypse
Become a conservation biologist and help the friendly quokkas keep the peace and make sure our ecosystems are stable. You’ll have to keep a keen eye and learn more about food webs to make sure that all the animals have what they need to survive. Join the Arludo team and special guest scientists live on Twitch as they uncover the science behind Quokkapocalypse, produced exclusively for the Sydney Science Trail. 

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