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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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Talk

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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Talk

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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Jane Franklin – the Real Founder of the Royal Society of Tasmania

North

26 May 2019

Various people have desired to gain kudos from establishing themselves as the founder of the Royal Society of Tasmania, notably Governor Eardley Wilmot. Alison will argue that Jane Franklin was the real founder, though as…

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INVENTING TOMORROW

North

19 May 2019

Come along to the Tasmanian premier of this extraordinary documentary at the BOFA Film Festival. Inventing Tomorrow follows the scientific experimentation performed by 4 teenagers from 4 different countries. It premiered at the Sundance Film…

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Agfest 2019

North

2 May 2019 - 4 May 2019

Agfest is one of Australia’s largest agricultural field days attracting more than 60,000 visitors annually. There will be tons of science on offer at Agfest this year, including a special stall by Inspiring Tasmania in…

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The Future of Humanity

North

28 April 2019

The Royal Society of Tasmania 2019 Launceston Lecture Series presented by Professor Barry Brook from University of Tasmania. Humans have persisted in our modern evolved form for two hundred millennia and are now a dominant force…

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GMO Crops: Science, technology and marketing (Hobart)

North

17 April 2019

Tasmania’s moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture will expire in November. To help us understand the current state of GMO technology, law and policy, the Institute for the Study of Social Change in…

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GMO Crops: Science, technology and marketing (Launceston)

North

15 April 2019

Tasmania’s moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture will expire in November. To help us understand the current state of GMO technology, law and policy, the Institute for the Study of Social Change in…

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Growing Healthy Hearts

North

24 March 2019

Presented by Dr Costan Magnussen. Although typically considered diseases of middle or older age, the initial stages of heart disease begin in childhood. This presentation will overview some of Dr Magnussen’s research findings on the role…

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The Universe and the future of space (Launceston)

North

13 March 2019

For one-night only, ANU superstar Astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker will visit Hobart to talk about the Universe and the future of space followed by an evening of stargazing with the audience. In the past few…

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