SCIENCE WEEK 2019

Destination Moon: more missions, more science

 

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August:

 

• 10.30 – 3pm Introduction to Botanical Illustration Workshop with local Nature Artist, Peter Wale.

  • Explore the beauty and satisfaction derived through drawing and painting nature.  This will familiarise you with both the drawing and painting skills required to create your own botanical portraits.
  • Suitable for beginners and those with experience, you will be guided through the process in a safe and supportive environment in the beautiful surrounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.
  • $150 per person
  • Bookings essential (limited places left.)

QUOLLS TO QUANTUM PHYSICS

Monday 12 August

 

• 10.00- 11.00   Chris Ferrie, Award winning science communicator

  • Primary School Activities. Writing Science.

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

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

 

• 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)

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL EVENTS (LIMITED SPACES)

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