State Library of South Australia

Science Week events

Date: 13 August 2017 to 20 August 2017

Location: Various

Note: Free, bookings essential

Science Week 2017

The State Library is participating in National Science Week as we explore innovation, technology and research drawn from our collections.

Professor Plumkin

Explorer in Residence - children's program

When: Sunday 20 August
Time: 11am and 12.30pm
Where: Meet the Professor in the main foyer
Suitable for ages 5 to 8 years

Join Professor Thaddeus Plumkin, our Explorer in Residence, in the historic Mortlock Chamber as he takes you on a whimsical journey through time and the exploration of South Australia. Includes making your own map of discovery with the Professor.

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Explorer in Residence - adult's program

When: Thursday 17 August
Time: 2pm
Where: Meet the Professor in the main foyer

Includes a presentation showcasing the Library's maps and globes with collection specialist, Carolyn Spooner.

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When: Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August
Time: 12 to 4pm
Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building
Suitable for ages 12+

The Library is delighted to host a tailored selection of this year's extraordinary stories of stories through the eyes of moviemakers from around the globe.

A continual loop enables you to stay for a short while or enjoy the entire presentation - a unique perspective on science, technology, research and innovation.

Starship Mawson lands between 2 to 4pm at the Library on 19 and 20 August to discuss space travel and the galaxies in between movie screenings.

Science loungeScience Lounge

When: Sunday 13 to Sunday 20 August
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Where: Your Hub, Main Foyer

Meet Young Faces of Science, hear how University of Adelaide has been involved in space exploration across the years and enjoy small group discussions and informal chats. Various times throughout each day when you can simply "pull up a chair" and be inspired by stories of science, innovation, technology exploring the dynamic world and applications of engineering, computer and mathematical science.

Proudly supported by Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science, University of Adelaide.

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