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One Small Step: 50 years since the Apollo missions to the Moon

South

16 July 2019

On 21 July 1969 (Australian time), the world watched as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin (‘Buzz’) Aldrin became the first people to walk on the Moon. Over the following two and a half…

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Lecture

Hazards of Flooding and Flood Modelling for Northern Tasmania

North

14 July 2019

The storm events of 2011 and 2016 led to severe flooding and sediment movement across northern Tasmania. During both events, the Westmorland Stream alluvial system at Caveside (near Mole Creek) was affected by debris flows…

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Kids

Dinosaurs! School Holiday Program

North

8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Kids, become a palaeontologist this July holidays! Check out a dinosaurs’ world of volcanoes. Create your own fossils and learn how they form. Excavate dinosaur bones and take home your own dig pit. To book…

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Sea Rescue: Marine species partnerships restoring our coastal ecosystems

South

25 June 2019

Coastal habitats and the valuable services they provide humans have been degraded worldwide. Policy makers and practitioners are now asking whether large-scale habitat restoration can be used to counter these losses. The prevailing paradigm of marine restoration…

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The Rhythms of Earth and Life through Time

North

23 June 2019

Professor Large challenges the Darwinian concept that evolution is a random process. He will outline recent research on the trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite that demonstrates that the chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere…

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Menzies Institute Seminars: Lessons from Forensic Pathology

South

20 June 2019

There is a time-honoured perception that pathologists may know everything, but that they are always too late. However, on a day-to-day basis forensic pathologists are in a key position to identify illnesses and accidents in…

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A Season at the Sørsdal: Operating an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle beneath an Antarctic ice shelf

North

19 June 2019

Hear about the first deployment of the University of Tasmania’s autonomous underwater vehicle in Antarctic waters and how it was used as a research tool. Refreshments from 5.30pm

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Lecture

A New Journey to the Centre of the Earth

South

18 June 2019

A public lecture by Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić, the Head of Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics Group at the Australian National University. More than 75 years ago, the Earth’s core was hypothesized to be solid in the centre as…

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Science and Engineering of Composting Forum

South

18 June 2019

Approximately 50% of the rubbish Australians put in the everyday mixed-waste ‘garbage bin’ could be put to better use in the garden as compost and mulch or could be returned to agricultural land to improve…

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Brain Health and Dementia Risk

South

14 June 2019

As part of the Australian Dementia Forum 2019, you are invited to participate in an exciting FREE public information session. National and international experts will present to you the latest scientific evidence about how sleep,…

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Film

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival

South

13 June 2019

The largest science-based film festival in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Hobart, and you may never be quite the same again. The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is an amazing two-hour viewing experience, bringing…

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Science in the Pub: Marine Predators

South

6 June 2019

At this month’s science in the pub, local researchers explore marine predators – seals, elephant seals and reef sharks – how we study them and what they are teaching us about evolution, ecology and our…

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