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Events for everyone


Sydney Science Forum

March to October

These free one-hour lectures give you an opportunity to hear about the latest scientific research, ideas and innovations from our brightest scientific minds.

After some talks you can also get hands-on with activities and demonstrations that showcase science in a way that's engaging and fun.

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Sydney Astrofest 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017

Following the success of the inaugural Sydney Astrofest last year CAASTRO is delighted to again host Sydney Astrofest 2017.

Together with other Australian research organisations, science outreach initiatives, astronomy societies and many others, we have designed an exciting program for an entire evening of FREE indoor and outdoor entertainment, suitable for all the family.

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Science + Quiz = Comedy

Tuesday 8 August 2017

A special Sydney Science Festival event to launch National Science Week.

Two teams of top-notch scientists will battle it out in an arena of knowledge and wits under the watchful eye of host Adam Spencer and Brains Trust Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. The University of Sydney invites you to come along and watch this spectacular comedy quiz show of survival of the fittest - and even win prizes of your own!

With a stack of special guests, we will have you laughing so much you will not realise how much you've learnt.

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National Science Week

12 – 20 August 2017

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

Once again, the Faculty of Science will be recognising the achievements of Australian scientists with a range of exciting events and activities.

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A Night of Illusions

18 and 19 August 2017

Baffle your senses with an evening of tactile and visual illusions. Watch static images move and twist before your very own eyes. Feel your body change size and shape. Immerse yourself in the bizarre sensory world of animals in which perception determines your fate.

We invite you to step into a realm that will challenge your assumptions and mess with your perceived reality. Trust us - you will never see the world the same again.

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Sydney Ideas

Sydney Ideas was established to share our belief in the value of ideas that make a difference, by bringing leading thinkers from Australia and the world to the University and the Sydney community.

The series provide a bridge between the academic community and the public, and to share with the whole community the importance and value of ideas that make a difference.

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Events for school students and teachers


Primary school

Are you a primary school teacher? Why not inspire your students with science by joining Dr Karl Kruszelnicki for a free 'Great Moments in Science'™ talk in person at the University or by Skype, tune in to a Sleek Geeks video conference, or participate in a paper plane workshop with The Paper Pilots.

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High school

We run activities for students in all years of high school including Mega Maths Day, Camden Open Day, workshops to support and enhance the HSC syllabus, HSC revision days - and more!

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