Promote Science in the Community
We strive to ensure that everyone who wants to be involved in the hub has the chance to. We want to bring together people from all backgrounds and walks of life to share in the excitement of science and technology.
We co-ordinate a group of organisations to ensure there are engaging science-themed events near you throughout the year. We want our events to stimulate and inspire – but most of all be fun!
Show How Science and Technology Impacts Everyday Life
Science and technology is all around us, and influences our daily lives. We want to share how new discoveries and technologies will play a part in the lives of everyone in the community.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RECYCLING THE SMaRT WAY?
Rumana Hossain and Keith Monaghan from the SMaRT Centre UNSW will be discussing the innovative recycling work and research being undertaken at the SMaRT Centre's microfactory.
Get Tickets now for this great event. FREE as part of the Spark Festival 2019
Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Brushtail possums are one of the success stories of urban wildlife – they have adapted to live in cities and on the urban fringe. Come along to this workshop to learn about the biology of urban possums and their importance in the study of antibiotic resistance.
The workshop is presented by biologists from Macquarie University and the University of Sydney:
Associate Professor Michelle Power is a biologist from Macquarie University. Michelle is investigating the spread of human-associated disease agents to wildlife such as bats, possums, Tasmanian devils, seals and penguins.
Dr Koa Webster is a postdoctoral research fellow and project coordinator of Scoop a Poop. She has research interests in wildlife health, including antibiotic resistance in Australian wildlife.
Associate Professor Clare McArthur is an expert on urban possum ecology. Her research addresses the fundamental question of how animals forage for food.
Discover the wonders of the night sky!
The Association for Astronomy (in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MQ) invites you to observe the cosmos with your own eyes at the Macquarie University Astronomical Observatory. View planets, moons, binary stars, star clusters, nebulae and bright galaxies through our professional maintained 12" and 16" in-dome telescopes. You will be guided by our experienced, passionate and knowledgeable astronomy staff, so definitely bring all your astronomy questions with you!
Join us for an incredible night of astronomy, astrophysics, photonics, astrophotonics and all things physics – including a large outdoor area full of telescopes where you can observe celestial objects
Tickets: All tickets must be pre-purchased. No tickets will be available at the door. View ticket prices here.
Join the Bushland Team for a guided bush walk in Balls Head Reserve to identify and discuss native and endemic eucalypt species, free of charge.
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.