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Admission free.

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National Science Week
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QVMAG 13 to 23 August 2015

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It’s all about LIGHT! Science Open Season 2015 at the City of Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Queen Victoria Art Gallery will be light-filled and action packed. There is serious science, magical things, learning and lots of fun. Come along, one and all!

             Thursday 13 August 2015 until Sunday 23 August 2015

Where:             Queen Victoria Museum, 2 Invermay Road, Launceston

                         Queen Victoria Art Gallery, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston

Join us for the Light the Night Lantern Walk along the Tamar River at sunset. You will see a stream of beautifully decorated bobbing lanterns lighting the night. Made by school children, the lanterns will form the exhibition ArtStart: Light the Night to be opened after the walk.

  • Instagram your photos inspired by Lights on Launceston #city_Launceston #qvmag #lightsonlaunceston and see them projected onto the Art Gallery on 20 August.
  • Discover what native wildlife the citizen scientists have found in the Urban Wildlife project with their infrared ‘camera trapping’ equipment.
  • Science Week Ambassador, Robyn Williams AM, returns for the BIG Day of Science with Dr Polly McGee as our Science Week MC.
  • Bamboozle our Wonderwall Scientist with your curliest questions about science.
  • There’s a camera the size of a ROOM: a camera obscura.
  • Science will never be the same when the Crazy Scientist returns with his Looney Light Show and Professional Learning BOOTCAMP for teachers.
  • Watch the stars with our resident astronomer Martin George, find out how the speed of light is measured and learn about the first spacecraft findings from Pluto.
  • See the world like a Tasmanian Devil, be filmed in its den, make an icicle for our icy hanging net or make rainbows or shadow puppets in QVMAG Kids Playzone.
  • Watch the glow of our Community Collector’s uranium glass.
  • Explore the museum and art gallery at night by glowstick!
  • There will be special school screenings of ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ (2013).
  • Team Textiles will be popping up when you least expect it to create knitted light – come and help them on their sneaky mission.
  • Tell the time yourself by turning into a human sundial!
  • See how light becomes pictures in your brain with Vision Services’ interactives.
  • Bug Day Out! returns – this time we’re exploring BIOLUMINESCENCE. Come and explore plants, animals and minerals that GLOW. Bring your bug!
  • The Innovation Circle will be opening the doors of The Battery Shed where a hands-on world of technology repurposing and interactive projects are unfolding.

The QVMAG National Science Week program is generously supported by:



Thanks also goes to Ashley Bird, Mike Cruse, Megan Dyckman, Mae Finlayson, Darcie Hunt, Greg Leong, Amanda Locatelli, Dr Polly McGee, David Marsden, Troy Merritt, Dr Kathryn Pugh, James Riggall, Lance Stapleton, Kitty Taylor and Robyn Williams AM, for their generous support of QVMAG’s National Science Week 2015.

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