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National Science Week

Held on the 1st Aug 2019 to
31st Aug 2019

at 9am to

Add to Calendar 2019-08-01 09:00:00 2019-08-31 21:00:00 Australia/Sydney National Science Week

Tasmania explodes with science every August with events for everyone from kids to retirees, from professionals and experts, to every day citizens. The University of Tasmania is a major supporter with staff involved at every level: funding, running events, presenting, and even being a roving scientist! Events happen in schools, warehouses, workplaces, libraries, parks, and even on the street. There is something for everyone!

Major events

TastroFest, 1 - 3 August, Ulverstone
Beaker Street, 16 - 17 August, TMAG Hobart 
Science Open Season, 10 - 16 August, QVMAG Launceston 
Festival of Bright Ideas, 10 August, Hobart, PW1 Hobart (Schools Day 9 August) 
Young Tassie Scientists state tour 

You can also find University of Tasmania science activities at Open Day 2019.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.

View the full program at and join the conversation online by using #scienceweek - look for the printed program in The Mercury on 27 July 2019.