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Sleek Geeks go live with a science spectacular


8 August 2012

The Sleek Geeks, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer.
The Sleek Geeks, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer.

It's a National Science Week launch like no other as Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer - Australia's favourite Sleek Geeks - put the band back together in a spectacular stage show celebrating science on Monday 13 August at the Sydney Town Hall.

The Sleek Geeks will combine funny facts, startling science and amusing anecdotes in a high energy science show, presented by the University of Sydney and the City of Sydney to open National Science Week in NSW with a bang.

With characteristic wit, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer will explore a plethora of science topics from the minute to the astronomical in this free extravaganza open to the public.

"National Science Week is a time to celebrate the fascinating facts and research revelations that science throws at us every day," said Dr Karl, the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.

From how to unravel a Rubik's Cube at speed to the speed of death to the lowdown on the Mayan Conspiracy - that the world will come to a screaming halt on 21st December 2012 - Adam and Dr Karl will have it covered.

If you're going to court they'll advise when is the best time to have your case heard and get a more favourable outcome from the judge? And, in a Super Nerd Alert fest, how to use Pi to pay your restaurant bill.

They might also mention Asteroids 18412 Kruszelnicki and 18413 Spencer, which were named in honour of Dr Karl and Adam earlier this year. These asteroids were discovered at the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, NSW, in 1993 - it only took the committee 19 years to make the decision to name them after Karl and Adam.

The Sleek Geeks are a fast-talking, roller-coaster ride of fabulous facts and sensational stories as they coerce comedy into science with their usual sledge-hammer subtlety.


Event details

What: Sleek Geeks Live at the Sydney Town Hall 

When: 7 to 8.30pm, Monday 13 August

Where: Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, George St, Sydney

Cost: Free

Book now. Please note more tickets will be made available at 9am, Monday 13 August.


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