SCIENCE WEEK 2019

Destination Moon: more missions, more science

 

Image: WWF

QUOLLS TO QUANTUM PHYSICS

Monday 12 August

 

10.00- 11.00   Chris Ferrie, Award winning science communicator

  • Primary School Activities. Writing Science. (BOOKED OUT)

11.15 – 11.55  Bush Tucker, Beasts and Banksias (BOOKED OUT)

  • with Kain, Nick and Stig from Booderee National Park.
  • Find out more about bush tucker and medicine, the progress of the quolls and the propagation of our very own Banksia Vincentia.

• 12.00-1.00 The Cat in the Box:

  • Award-winning physicist, quantum scientist and writer, Chris Ferrie has transformed Schrödinger's paradox into a whimsical tale perfect for science fans.

• 1.30-2.30 Bush Tucker, Beasts and Banksias

  • With Kain, Nick and Stig from Booderee National Park. See above

 

ASTRONOMY, PHOTOGRAPHY & SCIENCE FICTION

Tuesday 13 August.

Talks by Sarah Reeves, astronomer & curator.

(Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney)

 

10.00-10.45 (For School Students). Meet an astronomer.

  • What does an astronomer do, what sort of career can an astronomer have? The Apollo 11 Mission in 1969 and the night sky. (THIS SESSION BOOKED OUT)

• 11.00-11.45 (For School Students). As above.

 

• 1.00 -1.45 Winning Sky Photo: astronomy tour and talk Sarah Reeves

  • The science behind the photos, and the Apollo 11 Mission 1969

• 3.00 – 4.00 Reading Science, fiction and non-fiction

  • With Noela Lim from Boobook on Owen. Come along, discuss your favourite science books and share your collective interest in all books on science.

Image by Arwen Dyer "Moonlit Mountain"

Celestial reflections in Dove Lake near Cradle Mountain, Tasmaina

GOING BALLISTIC!

Wednesday 14 August 2019

 

• 10.00- 12.00 Primary School Activities (THIS SESSION BOOKED OUT)

 

• 12.30 – 1.30 Going Ballistic!

  • Learn about the science of naval gunnery with LCDR David Jones RAN.  Explore the engineering, maths and physics of the HMAS Sydney- Emden battle of 1914. Be prepared to get active and go ballistic!

Image: RAN Navy

Emden

OCEANS OF KNOWLEDGE

Thursday 15 August

 

10.00- 12.00 Primary School Activities  (THIS SESSION BOOKED OUT)

10.30 – 11.30 Oceans of Knowledge. (LIMITED PLACES)

  • Dr Nathan Knott has brought together six Marine Scientists to speak of their latest cutting-edge research into banjo sharks and reef fish, how climate change will affect the marine environment.

 

• 12.30–1.30 Oceans of Knowledge.

  • Dr Nathan Knott has brought together six Marine Scientists to speak of their latest cutting-edge research (as above)

FRIDAY SCIENCE + AFTERNOON TEA

Friday 16 August

• 10.00- 12.00 Primary School Activities (THIS SESSION BOOKED OUT)

 

• 12.30 – 1.30 The weather may be fair or foul!

  • Explore the twists and turns of meteorology with a RAN Meteorologist and Oceanographer. Learn about cloud formations, weather maps and the science behind weather forecasting.

 

• 3.00 Science Soapbox: Show and Tell

  • Voyager Spacecraft journey. (Jan Bruk)
  • Between sound and silence - how technology is combating hearing loss. (Allison Chiam – Jervis Bay Hearing Centre)
  • What happens to the human body in space? (Peter Lavelle)
  • Jervis Bay Marine Rescue, its radio room and vessels. (Alex Ross)
  • Fitzroy, his barometer and weather forecasting. (Michael Sutton)

FAMILY FUN FINALE !

FAREWELL SCIENCE WEEK

 

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST4PM – 8PM

Meet local researchers, hobbyists and professionals at this relaxed afternoon event. Enjoy a sausage sizzle before joining a guided tour through our native Wirrecoo Gardens, watch a short film and gaze upon planets and the moon!

 

Learn about our local birds with BirdLife Shoalhaven,

Meet our Shoalhaven Beekeepers,

Help a shark researcher from the Jervis Bay Marine Discovery and Research Centre

 

Take part in our science trivia treasure hunt for your chance to win great prizes!

 

 

Join Shoalhaven Astronomers to gaze upon the stars, planets and the moon through powerful telescopes

 

 

Key times:

4.15        Tour Wirrecoo Gardens with Australian Native Plant Society

5.15        Talk by Chris Grounds Birds in the Shoalhaven

6.00        Planet viewing courtesy of Shoalhaven Astronomers

7.00        Moon viewing courtesy the Shoalhaven Astronomers

 

Image top: Leo Berzins

Bottom: Liftarm Creative Commons

PLEASE BOOK FOR ALL EVENTS

The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum is a not-for-profit organsiation.  Most Science Week events are free. Donations are appreciated

 

 

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Woollamia Rd, Huskisson, NSW, 2540

(02) 4441 5675

enquiries@jbmm.asn.au