Many of the unique qualities which make you the person you are, were imprinted when you were just an embryo in the early stages of pregnancy. But what factors influenced the expression of your genetic code, and your development as an embryo? We are so excited to have, all the way from Adelaide, Dr Hannah … Continue reading The Spark of Life
A reminder that tomorrow will be the last chance to go into the draw for the awesome Celestron telescope, just by buying a ticket before the end of the day! Too easy! The winner will be announced and presented with the telescope on the night on the main stage in the Amphitheatre. This telescope will … Continue reading Telescope Giveaway!
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to the far reaches of space? Then you had better come to this year’s AstroLight festival and get involved in the Planetarium show. During the show time, Melbourne Planetarium will present you with an amazing live guided tour of our vast and incredible universe. The Melbourne Planetarium is … Continue reading Melbourne Planetarium: Ticket to the Universe
Created in 2014 as a small group of ambitious students, the Melbourne Space Program (MSP) has since evolved into a group of over 100 active volunteers, all passionate about educating and inspiring space-loving Australians. The organisation aims to promote innovation and advancement in aerospace, improve education and support for students, and pioneer progress within the … Continue reading Bringing Space Home to Melbourne
What were the very first lights that turned on in the universe? How did they form? How do we find them? Stephanie Bernard from Melbourne University will provide some answers to these questions at AstroLight! Her talk will cover everything from: the very early universe, what things astronomers believe formed first, and how we look … Continue reading The first lights in the universe
This year’s AstroLight Festival is chock-a-block with astronauts, light shows, rollbots, telescopes, photo booths, virtual reality stations, interactive stalls, talks on fluorescent jellyfish, gravitational waves and the end of the universe…(to names just a few things!) You’re going to need sustenance. Every good festival mission needs a good plan. Make sure you head over to … Continue reading Festival Food Trucks: What’s on the Menu?
If you’ve ever thought science just isn’t “your thing”, Rough Science is for you! Aiming to make science more understandable and accessible to everyone, Rough Science specialises in a range of science communication and outreach programs for both schools and the community. Realising that a lot of people don’t know too much about what … Continue reading Bringing Science to Life with the RoughBot