The AstroLight Festival for 2017 has been another big success, bringing together scientists, stargazers and artists for a celebration of all things astronomy and light! If you weren’t able to come on the night, or want to relive all the action, here is our final wrap up. To start off with, here’s a brief snapshot … Continue reading The Wrap Up for AstroLight17
Some last minute information you may need to enjoy the night at the AstroLight Festival this year. TRANSPORT: The Spotswood train station is close by and we have a shuttle bus running all night between the train station and Scienceworks if you don’t want to do the lovely walk. The car park and overflow carpark … Continue reading All the last minute stuff!
Light pollution is a well-known problem for astronomers, but what does it mean for the wildlife in our cities? I’m Harriet, a research student at the University of Melbourne and part of the social media team for AstroLight 2017, and I’m trying to find out! I’m interested in discovering how humans are impacting our environment, … Continue reading Bright lights, not Dark Nights – How do City Lights affect Urban Animals?
The answer is SOOOOOOO many people are coming along to make this night an awesome night for you! In fact there are so many to mention I have put all of their logos together in one place. And of course our wonderful hosts for the evening; See the official Scienceworks What’s On page and Facebook … Continue reading Who will be there on the night?
If you’ve ever used your phone at night, walked home under street lights, or even had a bedroom lamp on after dark, you might be disrupting your body’s natural rhythms. Humans evolved with bright light during the day and darkness at night, and our bodies have adapted to work best with this cycle. We have … Continue reading Does Light influence Human Health?
Do you have a passion for science and want to learn more? Come and check out the Melbourne University Faculty of Science stall to find out about the wide range of science courses available to study, whether at the Bachelor, Master or PhD level. Melbourne University is the number one ranked university in Australia, and … Continue reading Study Science at the University of Melbourne
If you or your kids are inspired by what you see at the AstroLight Festival, be sure to check out the Scienceworks Shop on your way out! With heaps of products for all ages, the Shop is well-stocked with a huge range of fun and educational toys, experiment kits, books, and more. Encourage your child’s … Continue reading The Shop