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25 March 2017
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: A New Era Of Astronomy Begins
Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre
25 March 2017

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On 14 September 2015, a ripple in the fabric of space, created by the violent collision of two distant black holes over a billion years ago, washed across the Earth....

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12 March 2016
Dear Albert – SOLD OUT
Playhouse QPAC
12 March 2016

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This event has SOLD OUT Dear Albert, written by Alan Alda and performed by an ensemble cast,  delves into Albert Einstein’s personal correspondence, tracing an intimate and unfamiliar line across...

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11 March 2016
Chasing Down the Comet – SOLD OUT
Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre
11 March 2016

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This event has SOLD OUT  Ten years is a long time to ask ‘are we there yet?’ In 2004, the European Space Agency launched the robotic space probe, Rosetta, on...

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11 March 2016
Breakfast with the Brians
Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
11 March 2016

Event Description

In a breakfast event that promises to be as entertaining as it is thought provoking, Australia’s Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist (and successful winery owner), Brian Schmidt, meets internationally renowned string...

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10 March 2016
Dawn of the Human Age: Are we the authors of our own destruction?
Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
10 March 2016

Event Description

Mankind is a master of invention. For millennia, we’ve reshaped the land, dammed the waters, and conjured towering meccas of civilization. We’ve overcome the limits of Nature, reimagining the World...

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10 March 2016
Can We Save Our Precious Reefs in Time?
Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre
10 March 2016

Event Description

The world’s reefs are in a dramatic state of decline – over 50% of corals have been lost over the last 30 years due to pollution, destructive fishing practices, ocean...

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9 March 2016
LIGHT FALLS: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein
Playhouse QPAC
9 March 2016

Event Description

Brian Greene and an ensemble cast perform this new theatrical work tracing Albert Einstein’s electrifying journey toward one of the most beautiful ideas ever conceived—the General Theory of Relativity. With state-of-the-art animation and...

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13 August 2017
MOBILE PLANETARIUM: 3D Shows
Museum of Tropical Queensland
13 August 2017

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Experience two different immersive IMAX-style movies in a mobile planetarium – a first for Townsville! Earth’s Wild Ride – SOLD OUT Imagine Earth was a distant place you once called...

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1 April 2017
 CHINCHILLA COMMUNITY EVENT
Chinchilla Cultural Centre
1 April 2017

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From palaeontology to spiders and drones – the Chinchilla Cultural Centre will be transformed when the World Science Festival Brisbane regional program takes over for a supercharged FREE celebration of...

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31 March 2017
CHINCHILLA STUDENT DAY
Chinchilla Cultural Centre
31 March 2017

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In two sessions spread over the day, 100 students (per session) will arrive to experience an event specifically dedicated to school engagement. Each session will include opportunities to interact with...

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27 March 2017
CANCELLED – TOWNSVILLE STUDENT DAY
Museum of Tropical Queensland
27 March 2017

Event Description

Due to the severe weather conditions predicted in the Townsville and North Queensland region the World Science Festival Brisbane events scheduled in Townsville on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 March...

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26 March 2017
DEGAS REVEALED: The Science Behind the Art
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
26 March 2017

Event Description

In 2016, Australian scientists revealed the hidden image beneath Edgar Degas’ ‘Portrait of a Woman’. When the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the National Gallery of Victoria collaborated...