The story seashells share
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

The story seashells share

Have you ever picked up a seashell and wondered what story it can tell?

Learn how seashells can be used to tell us about big-picture biology, and how recently extinct animals can tell us a lot about modern conservation issues.

Matt Kerr is a PhD student in the conservation palaeobiology laboratory at Macquarie University, researching variation in beach shells and how they respond to the environment.

This event is part of Inspiring Australia's Talking Science series for National Science Week.

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   The other side of cannabis
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

The other side of cannabis

Increasingly, cannabis is viewed as much more than a recreational drug. Join Michael Udoh, a molecular pharmacology PhD candidate at Macquarie University, to discover another side of cannabis.

Find out medicinal purposes for cannabis and how its chemicals might affect areas of the body to combat chronic health conditions like epilepsy.

Michael Udoh is a pharmacist and drug discovery scientist. He currently researches how individual chemicals in cannabis affect different parts of the body. His discoveries have been presented at different conferences including the International Cannabinoid Research Conference and he aims to develop a cannabis-based formulation for pain therapeutics.  

This event is part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series for National Science Week.

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Is bigger always better?
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Is bigger always better?

Astronomy is in a golden age, with ever more exciting prospects on the horizon. Join astronomer Richard de Grijs to marvel about the next-generation of extremely large telescopes and the ground-breaking discoveries they promise to deliver!

This event is part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.

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You Can't Handle the Proof
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

You Can't Handle the Proof

Once upon a time there was belief. Then there was empiricism and proof. And now there is opinion. How did this happen? Why does it seem less people are believing the story of science? Science fiction writer David M Henley and science journalist Alice Klein sit down together to discuss fakery, truth and objectivity in the world of science and the latest trends in social media technology.

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Australian Weather Disasters
Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

Australian Weather Disasters

Join Dick Whitaker, Chief Meteorologist of the Weather Channel, as he explores the pivotal roles of key Australian weather disasters in developing our weather forecasting and warning systems and shaping our emergency services networks and response strategies.

 In particular, he will focus on the Federation Drought (1895–1903) and the Black Friday Bushfires (1939) among other weather disasters.Bookings essential. Register via link below.

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Micro-recycling
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Micro-recycling

The manufacturing industry worldwide will face intense challenges in future, as finite supplies of raw materials dwindle and many conventional manufacturing processes will be outlawed on environmental grounds.

The good news is that, as all scientists know, every problem contains an opportunity.

One of the major problems we face at the moment is waste.

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Macquarie Orbital Space Law Symposium
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Macquarie Orbital Space Law Symposium

Macquarie Orbital is hosting a free event with speakers from government, industry and academia on the legal aspects of the growing Australian space industry. 

Our speakers include: 

Karl Rodrigues, Executive Director - Internationational and National Engagement, Australian Space Agency 

Steven Freeland, Dean, School of Law, Western Sydney University 

Donna Lawler, Principal, Azimuth Advisory, Space Law Specialists 

Bill Barrett, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants 

Gregory Hunter, Director of Innovation, United Nations Association of Australia 

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Coastal Environment Centre - Kids on the Coast - Marine Discovery Day
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal Environment Centre - Kids on the Coast - Marine Discovery Day

Love exploring and want to learn more about the amazing creatures that call rock platforms home? Why not join our expedition out to the North Narrabeen Aquatic Reserve and discover the magic of these places for yourself. Come peer into rock pools, build sandcastles and explore the coast with us.

This event is for children aged 6-12 years.

Kids on the Coast is a Northern Beaches Council school holiday program. It is run at the Coastal Environment Centre and delivered by qualified education staff.

Please note: On this day we will also be offering extended hours of 9am-5pm at a small additional cost; these extra hours will be supervised with options such as games, movies and craft. Please select that option if required when you book.

1300 000 232.

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Coastal Environment Centre - Kids on the Coast - Sea Kids Adventure Day
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal Environment Centre - Kids on the Coast - Sea Kids Adventure Day

Get ready for a day of discovery and fun learning about intertidal sea creatures and their special habitat. Join us for a great day of investigating the wonders of the ocean. We will look under microscopes and take an adventure to see where our sea creatures live and why they live there. It's a great day for our budding marine biologist. Get up and close with a cephalopod if you dare!

This event is for children aged 6-12 years.

Kids on the Coast is a Northern Beaches Council school holiday program. It is run at the Coastal Environment Centre and delivered by qualified education staff.

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