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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Statewide

19 October 2020 - 25 February 2020

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an activity for all-ages that involves observing and counting the birds that live near you – whether that’s in your garden, the local park, a beach or even your…

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Talk

Street Smart: How cities are reshaping their streets in response to COVID-19

Statewide

16 September 2020

An expert panel discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our relationship to city streets and public places. Presenters: Skye Duncan, Director, Global Designing Cities Initiative Councillor Anna Reynolds, Lord Mayor of Hobart Stacey Pennicott,…

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Lecture

Space Battery Design – It’s Not Just a Battery

Statewide

16 September 2020

The application of battery technology to space applications necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach to battery design development, to optimize power and electrical performance requirements with the challenging mechanical and thermal environments of space. This presentation will…

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Talk

Devil in the Detail: Tassie’s threatened species

Statewide

7 September 2020

National Threatened Species Day commemorates the death of the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, in 1936. A panel of our top researchers will come together to discuss endangered Tasmanian devils, wedge-tailed eagles and the…

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Royal Society September Lecture – Tasmania’s highland ecosystems

Statewide

6 September 2020

Tasmania’s high altitude, treeless landscape is a complex ecosystem that could be at risk in future if the climate continues to warm. Hear the winner of the Royal Society of Tasmania’s Clive Lord Medal 2019,…

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Cosmic Relief Live Webinar: The Volcanic Solar System

Statewide

27 August 2020

COSMIC RELIEF Live Webinars with Fred Watson. In some parts of the world, volcanoes are an important part of everyday life. In space, too, they are more common than you might imagine. In this informative…

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Festival

National Science Week Online

Statewide

15 August 2020 - 23 August 2020

All across Tasmania, we celebrate National Science Week every August, but this year it’s heading online. Tasmanians get to stay safe and healthy while learning about, and getting hands on with, science, technology, engineering, and…

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Talk

A Space like no other : the past, present and future of Tasmania’s involvement in space

Statewide

12 August 2020

Presented by Professor Simon Ellingsen from the University of Tasmania “As small island sitting on the edge of the Pacific and Southern oceans Tasmania has a view of the sky accessible to few others. Tasmania…

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Science in the Pub: Exports

Statewide

6 August 2020

#SciPub SciExports Celebrating homegrown talent contributing to solving problems in Australia and around the World. Panellists Dr Claire Sayers, Malaria biologist at Umeå University, Sweden, from Devonport Payton Rodman, Astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge,…

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Talk

From Surface to Satellites – remote sensing from drones advances our understanding of plant biodiversity

Statewide

2 August 2020

Biodiversity loss is recognised to pose one of the most serious threats to human well-being as biodiversity underpins ecosystem services, such as biomass production, carbon sequestration, and pollination. The scientific community has called for the…

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Talk

Webinar: The Restoration of Tasmania’s Giant Kelp Forests

Statewide

8 July 2020

Climate change has killed nearly all lutruwita/Tasmania’s epic giant kelp forests because of warming waters and invasive sea urchins. But these subterranean forests – which suck CO2 and pollutants out of the water and provide…

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Science in the Pub: Waste (Live Streamed)

Statewide

2 July 2020

Come along for a live Zoom SciPub all about waste! Where does it come from? Where does it go? And how can we get to zero-waste? This special SciPub event will help celebrate Plastic-free July,…

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