Queensland Museum

Program Listing

Wed 9 Mar 2016

Event Speakers

Brian Greene, Carl Howell, Angela Janas, Michael Winther, Jeff Beal, Lysander Ashton, Benjamin Pearcy, Tracy Day

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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Albert Street is celebrating the start of World Science Festival Brisbane with a pop-up pocket park celebrating the intersection of science and art. The street will be filled with green...
Albert Street Pop-up Pocket Park
09/03/2016 Albert Street, Brisbane City

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FameLab: Queensland Semi-Final – SOLD OUT Fancy a free night of surprises, laughs, drama, genius and science like you’ve never seen it before? Head to the FameLab Queensland Semi-Final at the Queensland...

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Event Speakers

John Hockenberry, Sylvia Earle, Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes, Michael Shellenberger

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...
Dawn of the Human Age: Are we the authors of our own destruction?
10/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Sylvia Earle, Ruth Gates, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Tanya Ha, Terry Hughes, Brendan Mackey, Russell Reichelt

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...
Can We Save Our Precious Reefs in Time?
10/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Description

On a wing: taxidermy display & art exhibition Everybody knows that birds have feathers and fly but did you know that they can sing, imitate, walk, run, swim, and dive...
On a Wing
10/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Learn more about the amazing Loggerhead and  Flatback Turtles! Eggs of the Loggerhead and Flatback Turtle will be incubated at the Queensland Museum with the hatchlings timed to emerge during...
Turtle Hatching
10/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Experience Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality, a state-of-the art virtual reality experience. See the most scientifically accurate interactive 3-D models ever created of Australian dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Presented...
Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality
10/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Sylvia Earle

Event Description

This sold out event, Pioneers in Science with Sylvia Earl will be broadcasting live via Google hangout & Youtube. Tune in on Thursday, March 10, 10am – 11.30am. In this live and digital...

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Free kids’ films will be screening in Queensland Museum‘s iconic dinosaur garden, ENERGEX Playasaurus Place. Bring the kids along and enjoy a line-up of 4 fun films, screening on rotation from 10am to...
FREE KIDS FILMS: Thursday
10/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Dr Rob Bell, Artur B. Chmielewski, Scott Hocknull, Jeremy Ameer-Beg, Donna Stewart

Event Description

COOL JOBS, 10AM SESSION IS SOLD OUT. Meet people with Cool Jobs and explore the science behind their work.  The ‘office’ may be anywhere from a fossil dig – maybe...
Cool Jobs – Morning session – SOLD OUT
10/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Alan Alda

Event Description

Alan Alda’s address to the National Press Club is SOLD OUT The National Press Club is Australia’s leading forum for discussion and debate and for major statements on politics and...
Alan Alda’s address to the National Press Club – SOLD OUT
10/03/2016 National Press Club of Australia

Event Speakers

Dr Rob Bell, Artur B. Chmielewski, Scott Hocknull, Jeremy Ameer-Beg, Donna Stewart

Event Description

Meet people with Cool Jobs and explore the science behind their work.  The ‘office’ may be anywhere from a fossil dig – maybe unearthing creatures unseen for millions of years,...
Cool Jobs – Afternoon session
10/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Ron Allum, Brian Miller, Jayne Fenton Keane

Event Description

Discovering the Deep is SOLD OUT. Join us for this unique and intriguing session featuring presentations on submarines, deep oceans and cave diving by the “genius” inventor Ron Allum, marine...

Event Speakers

Amee Baird, Gary Thorpe, Jürgen Götz, Lynne Malcolm, Jeanette Tamplin

Event Description

Neurologist, Oliver Sacks, suggested, “It really is a very odd business that all of us, to varying degrees, have music in our heads.” It’s no secret that good music makes...
Playing for Time: Music and Memory
10/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Speakers

Mark McCaughrean

Event Description

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission captured the imagination of the world in 2014, as it rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deployed a lander Philae, to its surface. Join the...
SALON: Rosetta Rendezvous
10/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Brian Greene, Carl Howell, Angela Janas, Michael Winther, Jeff Beal, Lysander Ashton, Benjamin Pearcy, Tracy Day

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT  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...

Event Speakers

Josh Richards

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT Comedian, astronaut candidate and general troublemaker Josh Richards knows his days on Earth are numbered: short-listed from over 200,000 applicants for the first human mission...
COMEDY: Cosmic Nomad – SOLD OUT
10/03/2016 Festival Lab

Fri 11 Mar 2016

Event Speakers

Artur B. Chmielewski, Mark McCaughrean, Zana Williams, Wilson da Silva

Event Description

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...
Chasing Down the Comet – SOLD OUT
11/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Speakers

Brian Greene, Brian Schmidt, Robyn Williams

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...
Breakfast with the Brians
11/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Event Description

Calling all young inventors! We need your to help secure Brisbane’s water future. Green Heart Schools invites Brisbane’s Year 7 students to the Future BNE event on Friday 11 March...
Green Heart Schools
11/03/2016 King George Square

Event Description

On a wing: a taxidermy display & art exhibition Everybody knows that birds have feathers and fly but did you know that they can sing, imitate, walk, run, swim, and...
On a Wing
11/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Learn more about the amazing Loggerhead and  Flatback Turtles! Eggs of the Loggerhead and Flatback Turtle will be incubated at the Queensland Museum with the hatchlings timed to emerge during...
Turtle Hatching
11/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

We will be broadcasting this sold out event Pioneers in Science with Andy Thomas live via Google hangout & livestreaming via Youtube. Tune in on Friday March 11, 10am – 11.30am. In this live and digital program,...

Event Description

Experience Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality, a state-of-the art virtual reality experience. See the most scientifically accurate interactive 3-D models ever created of Australian dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Presented...
Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality
11/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Free kids’ films will be screening in Queensland Museum‘s iconic dinosaur garden, ENERGEX Playasaurus Place. Bring the kids along and enjoy a line-up of 4 fun films, screening on rotation from 10am to...
FREE KIDS FILMS: Friday
11/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Join us for the screening of two powerful and fascinating documentaries exploring the world of mathematics. Mapping the Future: The Power of Algorithms (52 mins) In the last few years, the data stream...
Documentary Double: Mathematics
11/03/2016 SLQ Auditorium 2

Event Speakers

Jason Klarwein, Anna McGahan, Christen O'Leary, Sean Mee

Event Description

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 his life and work. Unquestionably...
Dear Albert
11/03/2016 Playhouse QPAC

Event Speakers

Sean Carroll, Josh Frieman, Priya Natarajan, Brian Schmidt, Robyn Williams

Event Description

It’s modern cosmology’s biggest mystery – an unexplained energy that one day could rip the universe apart. It’s called dark energy, an anti-gravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of...
To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe
11/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Guy Barry, Ashley Bush, Jürgen Götz

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT  Salon – Alzheimer’s: Don’t Forget Your Genes We all aspire to a long and healthy lifespan and most Australian males and females born today can...

Event Description

Join us for the screening of two powerful and fascinating documentaries exploring the world of space. GPS: A Global War (52 mins) Global positioning systems have transformed our way of life. We...
Documentary Double: Space
11/03/2016 SLQ Auditorium 2

Event Speakers

Sean Carroll, Tamara Davis, Richard Easther, Josh Frieman, Priya Natarajan, Michael Turner

Event Description

This event has SOLD OUT  Shining New Light on Dark Matter As the search for the source of Dark Energy continues, physicists are learning more about that other great mystery...

Event Speakers

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Event Description

Great Moments in Science with Dr Karl is SOLD OUT. What makes you forget why you entered a room? Why is it safer for a cat to fall from 32...
Great Moments in Science with Dr Karl – SOLD OUT
11/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Description

Immerse yourself in Organic Data unfolding in Fish Lane during World Science Festival Brisbane. Experience light projections, interactivity and sampled sounds that fuse art and science. Participate in the data...
Organic Data in Fish Lane
11/03/2016 Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Event Description

Drop by our outdoor cinema on the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, and watch Disney favourite WALL-E (G) under the stars! After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built...
OUTDOOR FILM: Wall-e
11/03/2016 Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

Event Speakers

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Event Description

This event has SOLD OUT  Get your geek on for an evening of scintillating science trivia with the ultimate Quizmaster, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Topics include chemistry, astronomy, biology, physics, as well...

Event Speakers

Richard Fidler, Ian Frazer, John Hockenberry, Simon Kyaga, Priya Natarajan, Julienne Stroeve, Andy Thomas

Event Description

It’s time to bring scientists out from behind their microscopes, fold up their lab coats, and put them under OUR microscope in this evening of story-telling. Share both poignant and...
Under the Microscope with Richard Fidler
11/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Speakers

Matt Dunbabin, Tanya Ha, Grant Hamilton, Lyndon Llewellyn, Kerrie Mengersen, Guy Williams

Event Description

Salon: Robots – The New Eco Warriors Scientists and researchers spend countless hours, days, months and years in some of the world’s most inhospitable environments mapping, assessing, surveying and collecting...
SALON: Robots – The New Eco Warriors
11/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Alan Alda, Brian Greene, Jason Klarwein, Anna McGahan, Christen O'Leary, Sean Mee

Event Description

DEAR ALBERT FRIDAY 8:00PM IS SOLD OUT. Purchase tickets to 11 March & 12 March performances here. Dear Albert, written by Alan Alda and performed by an ensemble cast, delves...

Sat 12 Mar 2016

Event Speakers

Jason Klarwein, Anna McGahan, Christen O'Leary, Sean Mee

Event Description

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...
Dear Albert – SOLD OUT
12/03/2016 Playhouse QPAC

Event Speakers

Siouxsie Wiles

Event Description

Germs + bacteria = nasty? At the World Science Festival Brisbane they spell beautiful glowing artworks. For a fresh look at germs and bacteria, take one artist and add a...
Biolumination
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Learn more about the amazing Loggerhead and  Flatback Turtles! Eggs of the Loggerhead and Flatback Turtle will be incubated at the Queensland Museum with the hatchlings timed to emerge during...
Turtle Hatching
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

On a wing: a taxidermy display & art exhibition Everybody knows that birds have feathers and fly but did you know that they can sing, imitate, walk, run, swim, and...
On a Wing
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Come along to a Google coding workshop to introduce parents, grandparents and children to simple coding to support a shared language across the generations. As this is an intergenerational event,...
Google Intergenerational Coding
12/03/2016 Collectors Cafe, Queensland Museum

Event Description

Experience Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality, a state-of-the art virtual reality experience. See the most scientifically accurate interactive 3-D models ever created of Australian dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Presented...
Dinosaurs & Prehistory in Virtual Reality
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Free kids’ films will be screening in Queensland Museum‘s iconic dinosaur garden, ENERGEX Playasaurus Place. Bring the kids along and enjoy a line-up of 4 fun films, screening on rotation from 10am to...
FREE KIDS FILMS: Saturday
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Dr Rob Bell, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Event Description

Join renowned science personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki as we investigate the real science behind some of the mysteries of life. How do Aeroplanes stay up?  Why do I look the...
Dr Karl for Kids
12/03/2016 Festival Lab

Event Speakers

Susannah Eliott, Ruth Gates, Stefan Hajkowicz, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Will Steffen, Julienne Stroeve, Michael Shellenberger

Event Description

Salon: 1.5 Degrees of Separation Aside from the momentous nature of so many nations coming together to work towards a global climate accord, what can we expect of the Paris...
SALON: 1.5 Degrees of Separation
12/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Street Science! Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016 / Download StreetScience! map Free, two-day extravaganza – explore the fun of science in a non-stop, action packed program. From drones,...
Street Science!
12/03/2016 Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

Event Speakers

Ian Stuart

Event Description

Atomic Kids is SOLD OUT In this hands-on workshop, students discover atoms and molecules – the tiny building blocks of everything around us. They will explore and physically feel different...

Event Speakers

Dimity Dornan, Wayne Hall, Rod Lamberts, Natasha Mitchell, Margaret Somerville, Rob Sparrow

Event Description

The bionic body is closer than you think! The technology is out there to edit our genes and replace body parts. Those afflicted by disease may cheer, but such developments...
Where Worlds Collide: Science, Values and Ethics
12/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Speakers

Ian Stuart

Event Description

Atomic Kids is SOLD OUT In this hands-on workshop, students discover atoms and molecules – the tiny building blocks of everything around us. They will explore and physically feel different...

Event Description

Join us for the screening of two powerful and fascinating documentaries exploring the mystery of the mind. Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory (78mins) Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of...
Documentary Double: Mind
12/03/2016 SLQ Auditorium 2

Event Description

This event has SOLD OUT The Stanford Prison Experiment 2015 explores the science behind the making of a ‘good’ person and the influence of power. Based on the notorious real...

Event Speakers

Bernie Hobbs, David Schoeman, Julienne Stroeve, Guy Williams, Rob Massom

Event Description

The Antarctic is one of the coldest places on the planet yet is central to one of the hottest topics in climate research. Paradoxically, the sea ice in the Antarctic...
Going with the Flow: The Changing Shape of Sea Ice
12/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

Event Speakers

Richard Easther, Charles Lineweaver, Matthias Scheutz, Rob Sparrow, Janet Wiles

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT SALON: Intelligent Alien Life: Little Green Men or Machines? In 2015, the Kepler Space Telescope spotted a star system emitting light patterns so bizarre, even...

Event Speakers

James Bradley, Simon Groth, Ashley Hay, John Hockenberry, George Musser, Niamh Shaw

Event Description

From literature to reporting, writing about science makes for a compelling narrative, but what happens when changing technology changes the conversation about science?  In a world of always-on internet and...
Science & Story: Getting it Write
12/03/2016 SLQ Auditorium

Event Speakers

Tamara Davis, Brian Greene, Samir Mathur, Norna Robertson, Michael Turner

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT Never has a scientist captured the world’s imagination like Albert Einstein. His disheveled hair and mischievous grin are instantly recognizable to children and adults the...
Reality Since Einstein – SOLD OUT
12/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Description

Louie Psihoyos returns with Racing Extinction (PG), the gripping follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. With The Cove, former National Geographic photographer turned film director Louie Psihoyos tackled the controversial issue...
OUTDOOR FILM: Racing Extinction
12/03/2016 Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

Sun 13 Mar 2016

Event Speakers

Siouxsie Wiles

Event Description

Germs + bacteria = nasty? At the World Science Festival Brisbane they spell beautiful glowing artworks. For a fresh look at germs and bacteria, take one artist and add a...
Biolumination
13/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Learn more about the amazing Loggerhead and  Flatback Turtles! Eggs of the Loggerhead and Flatback Turtle will be incubated at the Queensland Museum with the hatchlings timed to emerge during...
Turtle Hatching
13/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

On a wing: a taxidermy display & art exhibition Everybody knows that birds have feathers and fly but did you know that they can sing, imitate, walk, run, swim, and...
On a Wing
13/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Ever wanted to meet a dinosaur? Dino Zoo Safari is the closest you can get to the real thing – minus the danger of being eaten! You can meet the...
Dino Zoo Safari
13/03/2016 QUT Gardens Point

Event Description

Free kids’ films will be screening in Queensland Museum‘s iconic dinosaur garden, ENERGEX Playasaurus Place. Bring the kids along and enjoy a line-up of 4 fun films, screening on rotation from 10am to...
FREE KIDS FILMS: Sunday
13/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Street Science! Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016 Free, two-day extravaganza – explore the fun of science in a non-stop, action packed program. From drones, coding workshops and taxidermy...
Street Science!
13/03/2016 Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands

Event Description

Come along to a Google coding workshop to introduce parents, grandparents and children to simple coding to support a shared language across the generations. As this is an intergenerational event,...
Google Intergenerational Coding
13/03/2016 Collectors Cafe, Queensland Museum

Event Speakers

Ian Stuart

Event Description

Atomic Kids is SOLD OUT In this hands-on workshop, students discover atoms and molecules – the tiny building blocks of everything around us. They will explore and physically feel different...

Event Speakers

Ron Arkin, Graham Phillips, Rob Sparrow

Event Description

SALON: Make Way for Warbots? Lethal autonomous weapons systems that can target opponents do not yet exist—and human rights groups hope they never will. As argued at the 2015 Convention...
SALON: Make Way For Warbots?
13/03/2016 Queensland Museum

Event Description

Science and Islam 2005 All ages “Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place...
FILM: Science and Islam
13/03/2016 Cinema A, GOMA

Event Speakers

Matthew Bailes, Pamela Conrad, Paul Davies, John Hockenberry, Lisa Harvey-Smith, Charles Lineweaver

Event Description

Are we alone in the universe? Scientists haven’t found aliens yet, but by scanning the sky they’ve shown that our galaxy harbors billions of planets, many of which may have...
Alien Life: Will we know it when we find it?
13/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Ian Stuart

Event Description

Atomic Kids is SOLD OUT In this hands-on workshop, students discover atoms and molecules – the tiny building blocks of everything around us. They will explore and physically feel different...

Event Speakers

Geoff Garrett, Margaret Somerville, Wilson da Silva, Rosie Hays

Event Description

We already accept pilotless drones outfitted with cameras and listening devices, and releasing air-to-ground missiles. We allow robots to perform prostatectomies and cardiac valve repair on us. We don’t much care...

Event Speakers

Pamela Conrad, Andy Thomas, Maxine Williamson, Mark Huffam

Event Description

This event is SOLD OUT  Have you ever wondered if space movies are realistic or do they cheat to make it more exciting? As thousands sign up to a global...
FILM & TALK: The Martian – SOLD OUT
13/03/2016 Playhouse QPAC

Event Speakers

Ron Arkin, Graham Phillips, Matthias Scheutz, Rob Sparrow, Janet Wiles

Event Description

Can machines learn right from wrong? As the first generation of driverless cars and battlefield warbots filter into society, scientists are working to develop moral decision-making skills in robots. Brake...
The Moral Math of Robots
13/03/2016 Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Speakers

Cheryl Desha, Antony Funnell, Chris Luebkeman, Gerfried Stocker, Stefan Hajkowicz

Event Description

The future just isn’t what it used to be! Our cities of the future will be where most of us live, work and play – but have we reached a...
Catching up with the Jetsons: Cities in 2050
13/03/2016 Griffith University Conservatorium Theatre

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