National Science Week 2017

National Science Week runs from the 12th – 20th August in 2017 celebrating its 20th birthday this year.
The annual celebration of science and technology has become one of Australia’s largest festivals, with dozens of stories and interesting people at more than 190 science week events in SA.
Event details can be found at
Highlights include:
Fighting cancer; science on the big screen; university and museum open days; and an innovation lab in a library at Big Science Adelaide

2017 sees the inaugural Big Science Adelaide—a new festival of big issues, brilliant minds, great sights and top science, right in the heart of Adelaide.
Events include:
 ·         Light: from nanoscale biophotonics to the secrets of the Universe
·         Why the sky is blue, and the science of colour, with Young Scientists of Australia in Rundle Mall
·         Fighting cancer with proton therapy
·         Robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality at the Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab
·         The science of art at the Art Gallery of South Australia
·         Behind the scenes at the South Australian Museum Science Centre open day
·         Science on the big screen at the State Library
 ·         Art meets science in the intertidal zone
·         The future of virtual and augmented reality, and more.
Other Events Include:
Young scientists Present Health Science for Seniors—Hove
Thursday 17 August. Event details

Is a quota system the best way to promote more women in STEM? Let’s hear from them—Flinders University, Bedford Park 
Friday 18 August. Event details

Re-imagining Antarctic Science – the Role of History, Law and Politics—University of Adelaide 
Tuesday 15 August. Event details

Who is the Funniest Physicist? Battle of the Brains—Adelaide 
Wednesday 16 August. Event details

The Singing Palaeontologist and the Dinosaurs Amongst Us—Adelaide, SA 
Saturday 12 August. Event details

Naracoorte Caves Connection: fossils, world heritage & more—Naracoorte 
Tuesday 22 August. Event details

Public Outreach Astronomy—Port Augusta 
Saturday 19 August. Event details

Australia’s Biggest Smartphone Survey - national
The survey will run on the ABC website for two weeks from Friday 11 August. Join in by heading to the Smartphone Survey website at


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