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“A Double Devil Dilemma” – public lecture by Emeritus Professor Greg Woods

North

28 November 2021

The Royal Society of Tasmania, Northern Branch, invites you to a public lecture by Emeritus Professor Greg Woods. Transmissible cancers are rare. However, Tasmanian devils are dying from two transmissible cancers that comprise Devil Facial…

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How to Professionally Pin Butterflies and Moths

North

13 November 2021

Join Museum Collections Officer and expert insect preparator, Simon Fearn, as he demonstrates the methods used to perfectly pin butterflies and moths. Find out about the equipment and consumables needed to prepare and preserve your collection.…

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Butterfly Brilliance floor talks

North

26 October 2021 - 16 November 2021

Discover how butterfly collections chart climate and landscape change, and what it means for butterfly survival. Built through 50 years of butterfly research, experts Ian Knight and Trevor Lambkin amassed a private collection of over…

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Breathing New Life – a Public Lecture by Tim Smallbon

North

24 October 2021

Breathing New Life outlines the journey of the Cressy Research Station, founded in 1937 and becoming a Land Army training centre through the Second World War, then a farmer training facility and then a centre…

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Open Conversations about Local Implications of IPCC AR6

North

21 October 2021

Dr Kim Beasy and Dr Annabelle Workman will discuss findings from the recent Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and consider its implications for local climate change and education for…

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Kids

School Holiday Program

North

29 September 2021 - 1 October 2021

Discover the animals that live in our estuary and create your own underwater-themed reposée (picture drawn into metal). Is there life on other planets in our solar system? Visit the Planetarium to find out what…

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“My Life in Slime” – a public lecture by Sarah Lloyd OAM

North

26 September 2021

This lecture will outline the life cycle of slime moulds (myxomycetes) and describe why the several completely different stages of development have confused scientists and naturalists for centuries. It will also describe the process of…

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East Meets West (Tasmania) @ QVMAG

North

12 September 2021

Western and eastern Tasmania not only have contrasting rainfall and vegetation, but also have dramatically different geology. Each of the two parts of the island formed in different places at different times and came together…

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Breaking New Ground: Public Presentations by University of Tasmania PhD Candidates

North

22 August 2021

This year’s annual Royal Society of Tasmania meeting presents an opportunity to hear University of Tasmania PhD candidates tell us about their research topics. Priyadarshni Bindal investigates barriers to oral care access for community-dwelling seniors,…

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Kids

School Holiday Program @ QVMAG

North

5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021

Back by popular demand, the School Holiday program features flying, finger painting, dinosaurs, filmmaking, and AWESOME engineering.

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Royal Society: What Made Tasmania?

North

27 June 2021

The geology of Tasmania is very ancient, complex, highly mineralised and controversial, and most of the west was poorly understood, until in recent decades the mapping, dating and information compilation coordinated by the Tasmanian Geological…

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Royal Society: Impact of Plastics on Marine Wildlife

North

23 May 2021

Plastic has only been mass produced since approximately the 1950s, yet debris is now ubiquitous in aquatic and terrestrial environments, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the top of Mount Everest to the…

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