Activities Program

The 2018 Program see below.

Venue Organisation Description
Lower Ground Floor Centre for Nanobiophotonics (RMIT) Interactive stall and if you head into the Alpha and Beta rooms, there will be heaps of Light experiments to explore with CNBP
Space Association of Australia Space Travel! This group knows it all and they will have model rockets on display!
AIAA Want to be an astronaut or work in astronautics, these are the people to talk to
Ballarat Observatory and Museum and International Dark Sky Association The Ballarat Observatory is steeped in tradition and offers a fabulous view of the night sky, come and find out all about it and how can we preserve out night skies so that we can see the stars and ever so much more.
Mount Burnett Observatory Find out about one of the founding partners of AstroLight and the amazing astronomy they are doing in the mountains
Planetarium Walkway Deakin University Astronomy Art  

Hear Spot talks from the artists and create your own piece of art while looking at astronomy art from the students of Deakin University

Pamela Bain Talk to the artist behind the Deeper, Darker, Brighter exhibit
Ground Floor Museum Shop Will be open all night selling all sorts of awesome science goodies!
Above and Beyond Head to the special exhibition room where you can experience this amazing exhibit by Boeing. (surcharged exhibit)
STEM Learning Lab Opaque Space Come and immerse yourself in virtual reality as you navigate your way about the International Space Station playing EarthLight
RMIT Space Technology Association Explore space travel with fantastic simulations
Planetarium Foyer – VR Zone OzGrav Find out all about gravitational waves and use virtual reality to explore the night sky
Planetarium Ticket to the Universe (30 min show) Five shows in total You will need to purchase a ticket and nominate the time – see website.
Lightning Room Lightning Room Revealed (15 min show) Six shows in total You will need to purchase a ticket and nominate the time – see website.
Arena Telescopes in Schools Telescopes to view the night sky
Mount Burnett Observatory Telescopes to view the night sky
Monash University Telescopes to view the night sky
Celestron Demonstration of Celestron telescopes and special pop-up telescope shop
Food Trucks and Cafe Lots of yummy food for everyone, or pack a picnic and sit under the stars.
Pumping Station Melbourne Space Program See what the engineers of Melbourne are working on to get Australia technology into space.
Michaela Gleave Artwork on the ramp down to the Pumping Station
PrimeSCI! Explore the ideas of light, play, question, wonder!
ARMI Looking at how we can observe the regrowth of nerves with fluorescent fish
Rough Science More Science to explore – the rough way!
NOVA Rover Have a look at the rover developed right here in Melbourne by Monash students
Mission Discovery Find out all about Space camp and designing your own ISS experiment
Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA)Interactive stall with badge making and astronomy quizzes to keep you on your toes
Melbourne University Astronomy, Optics and Astro3D and Laser Maze Science and Physics will be on display, come and explore the research and wonder of science including the return of the Laser Maze!
Mars Rover activity Make your own Mars Rover to take home
Everywhere Star Wars cosplay characters The Star Wars characters will be roaming around all night. You might just run into Darth Vader and his troopers, so beware!

See the official  Scienceworks What’s On page and Facebook event page for further details and ticket sales.  Tickets are limited, so get in quick!

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