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.
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.
From flu-tracking to collecting possum poop, from bird-watching to recording frogs, and so much more!
Join us in celebrating Sydney Science Festival at the Library with talks by three experts in their field.
Giulia Filippini - Life in our lagoons
Raffaela Abbriano & Audrey Commault - Phytoplankton factories & Microalgae
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.
Does the way we play, work and learn on digital devices affect our cognition? Join Dr Mark Williams, a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Macquarie University, to discover how our use of digital devices may be affecting our brains and therefore the reality we ‘see’.
A review of 73 historical reports from across the globe has shown that worldwide biodiversity of insects is at peril. Dramatic rates of decline affect 41% of the world's insect species, while a third of them are threatened and may become extinct over the next few decades.
Come join Leanne Thompson as she creates her artwork titled ‘Unravelled and Interwoven’ and learn some weaving techniques with her, as well as discover more about water courses.
Leanne’s work is an interactive installation which will ‘unravel’ in form, content and purpose during the exhibition. The work is a symbolic eroded watercourse which will respond to the care given to it through public ‘interwoven’ workshop events. The initial sculpture acts as an armature that opens to accept new elements woven from harvested floodplain species and the form will grow to resemble healthy floodplain. New small woven elements created within workshops will be added in resembling understory and soil, altering the symbolic form from smooth gutter to entangled growth.
A sound installation will also be with this work, so be prepared to be recorded as you work!