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  • CUBESATS on Catalyst[19 October 2016]

    CUBESATS on Catalyst

    Tiny cube satellites revolutionise our access to space. Space has always been the playground of very big players with very deep pockets - but not anymore. It's now being invaded by a new breed of cheap, innovative satellites, smaller than a loaf of bread. More

  • Four Winds Bioblitz[17 October 2016]

    Four Winds Bioblitz

    Four Winds, in partnership with the Atlas of Life, is proud to announce a collaborative and unique event near Bermagui on the Far South Coast of NSW that features two fun-filled days of music, nature and shared creativity. Everyone is welcome to join over 60 guided surveys including flora walks, reptile hunts, peacock spider searches, night-time moth and possum surveys and motion sensitive camera trap discoveries. More

  • Go Wild in the Garden: it's a real buzz![17 October 2016]

    Go Wild in the Garden: itâs a real buzz!

    The Murray Science Hub is ushering in Spring with a hands on approach to environmental education with Go Wild in the Garden, a fun and informative way for the whole family to learn about pollination and its vital role in the natural world. Participants get to make their very own Pollinator Inn with acclaimed sculptor Joanne Diver sharing information on how community members can help encourage our native pollinators to get wild in their own gardens. More

  • Young Tall Poppy NSW winners[17 October 2016]

    Young Tall Poppy NSW winners

    The Tall Poppy awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science. More

  • Community attitudes to genetic testing[17 October 2016]

    Community attitudes to genetic testing

    Are you curious about some or all of your genes? What would you use your genetic information for? Would you trust it? Would you share it? A team of Australian researchers wants to know your views. The Genioz project aims to understand Australians' views and expectations of new tests that provide people access to their own genetic information. More

  • Be part of Inspiring Science at the library[17 October 2016]

    Be part of Inspiring Science at the library

    For the past two years, Inspiring Australia has presented regular talks at Ultimo Library, with two early career researchers invited each month to share their knowledge with community members. These events have proved popular with both the scientists involved and library patrons, who appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the relevance of science to everyday life. We are now seeking researchers for our 2017 season, with free presentation skills training provided to participants in February 2017. More

  • Exploring the climactic anomaly[17 October 2016]

    Exploring the climactic anomaly

    In a sequel to a science-art collaboration devised in 2009 entitled, Ten Trenches, geomorphologist Dr Tim Cohen and his artistic director brother Dr Michael Cohen led around 1000 people out into the paddocks of the historic Bundanon Homestead for The Medieval Bundanon. Part of Siteworks, an annual event that brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share ideas, this unique performance invited the audience to sit around a deep trench at dusk and contemplate the Medieval Warm Period (950 -1250 AD). More

  • World changing ideas summit[17 October 2016]

    Exploring the climactic anomaly

    BBC Future is the BBC's platform for the insatiably curious, making you smarter every day through in-depth coverage of science, health and technology. Coming to Australia for the first time, the World-Changing Ideas Summit supported by Inspiring Australia will take place in Sydney on 15 November 2016. Take the opportunity to explore the latest ideas and trends in technology, science and health through fascinating discussions with a range of Australian and international experts. More

  • What's your story?[17 October 2016]

    Whatâs your story?

    Inspiring Australia works with scientists around the country to create memorable events and activities designed to engage everyday people with science, technology and innovation. Our programs include theatrical performances, citizen science, community festivals and artistic collaborations that bring science and technology to life and tell intriguing stories about the amazing things that scientists do. We do this because we know that there are many people who don't know what scientists do or why research matters. More

  • Does stress cause cancer?[14 October 2016]

    Does stress cause cancer

    Can stressful life events, such as divorce or conflict at work, result in a serious illness like cancer? Find out, when Professor Phyllis Butow presents her Sydney Science Forum - Does Stress Cause Cancer? - on Wednesday 19 October. More

  • Sydney Ideas - The Secret Life of Air[12 October 2016]

    The Secret Life of Air

    The Secret Life of Air: why our ignorance of biodiversity poses both enormous opportunities for discovery & threats to the persistence of civilisation More

  • Puzzle Hunt[10 October 2016]

    Dr Clio Cresswell

    Sudoku, crossword puzzles, Picross, or the latest fad of 'puzzle rooms' to escape from… puzzles, puzzles, puzzles… To capitalise on our love for puzzles, the Sydney University Mathematics Society (ƩUMS) runs the ƩUMS Puzzle Hunt each year, to encourage people to employ mathematical thinking without having to understand any maths. More