Launch into space!

Have you noticed the number of student led organisations that are at AstroLight this year? It is so great to see high school and university students not only being involved in space science but driving it too. Come along to AstroLight and you will be meeting the future leaders of the Australian Space Industry. RMIT... Continue Reading →

Launching in 10, 9, …

Today is the day! Clear skies: CHECK Loads of Science: CHECK 3 VR Zones: CHECK International Space Station Flight Controller, Andrea Boyd: CHECK Food for all tastes: CHECK Shows, talks and discussions for everyone: CHECK Astronomy and Light super scientists: CHECK A field of telescopes: CHECK Loads of stuff to do, play and make: CHECK... Continue Reading →

Discovering the Thylacine

Light and Microscopes Did you know that Museum Victoria is not just a place for 'old stuff'? Well, yes you probably did because our museums here in Victoria are interactive, they inspire us to learn about the world around us by engaging our senses, ergo are awesome. But did you also know that behind the... Continue Reading →

Why do stars twinkle?

"Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are!" The famous rhyme "The Star", was written by Jane Taylor first published in 1806. It is probably safe to say that every child is familiar with this poem. We as scientists have to ask, why do stars twinkle?  When we look up at the sky, we... Continue Reading →

Fluorescent Implants

3D printing for the future? Imagine a world where we can use light to see a medical implant inside the body. Whilst the technology is not quite there yet, Dr Kate Fox from the Centre of Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) will talk about where we are at in implant engineering, how 3D printing is changing the... Continue Reading →

Awaken your inner Physicist!!

Light trapped in a stream of water, The Barbers Pole, Moire patterns and many more visual delights that will astound you. The amazing tech behind the latest telescopic innovations. Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Well you should be! Come and visit us in the Pumping Station where we will have... Continue Reading →

Cleared to go!

The festival has been cleared for optimal astronomy viewing on Saturday night! The forecast is looking great - cool evening, few clouds and lots of astronomical objects to look at. More than 20 telescopes from Mount Burnett Observatory, Telescopes in Schools, Monash Centre for Astrophysics and the Museum Victoria volunteers will be out on the... Continue Reading →

May the Eighth be with you!

The dark lord and his stormtrooper army are coming to and the best part is that you won't have to go to a galaxy far, far away! They are coming to meet you at the AstroLight Festival on the 8th of September at Scienceworks. In the last couple of years, Scienceworks has become their favourite... Continue Reading →

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