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Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH: Child of Gondwana (North)

North

6 December 2019

Join Petrarch’s Bookshop as they welcome Keith Corbett with his new Tasmanian geology book, Child of Gondwana, to be launched by Roy Pallett. ‘Gifted geologist and writer, Keith Corbett, has created a book that will…

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Event

#SciPubWild: Wild diseases – the answers are out there

South

5 December 2019

Featuring speakers from the Wild and Comparative Immunology (WACI) 2019 workshop in Hobart, 5-6 December Panellists Travis Beddoe, La Trobe University Chrissie Ong, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania Liana Wait, Princeton University

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Event

Forthside Farm Open Day

North West

5 December 2019

Do long term cover crops improve soil health?  Register now for this once-a-year opportunity to check-in on 13 years of cover crop trials to boost soil health. Catch-up on the latest research trial updates, speak…

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Talk

How Cheap Food Costs Us …and the Earth

South

5 December 2019

A comforting fish finger dinner with a refreshing can of beer: What’s not to like?  In the face of ocean pollution, the loss of biological diversity, and climate change impacts on agriculture, how should we…

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Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH: Child of Gondwana

South

4 December 2019

It is a good time to write about Tasmanian geology. Many previous uncertainties have been clarified by research and field studies. The age and origin of our Precambrian rocks is now reasonably well known, and…

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Workshop

Summer Orchard Walk: Improve your orchard planning and outputs with science!

South

2 December 2019

Specialist David Williams looks in detail at what’s involved in creating Tasmanian IPMD (Integrated Pest and Disease Management ) Orchard Plans including an orchard walk, hands on monitoring session and planning workshop. Lunch is included.…

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Sunday Sip of Science with CSIRO

South

1 December 2019

Join the CSIRO on a Sunday afternoon in the pub for some drinks, food and science. Climate change affects us all – but what role does science play? World-renowned scientist Professor Benny Freeman will talk…

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2019 Australian-International Model Solar Challenge

South

30 November 2019 - 1 December 2019

Teams from all over Australia and overseas race cars and boats that run on solar power. The public is welcome to view the races.

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Takayna / Tarkine Bioblitz

North West

29 November 2019 - 1 December 2019

A BioBlitz is a festival of science in nature. In one of the world’s last wild places, takayna / Tarkine, our BioBlitz will discover and record as many living things as possible over several days.…

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Talk

The quest for new physics

South

28 November 2019

The standard model of particle physics is an extremely successful theory, but we know that it is an incomplete description of nature. Professor Raymond Volkas will review the evidence for “new physics”: interactions and particles…

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Creative (Climate) Communications

South

28 November 2019

Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives are stuck. In this presentation, Maxwell Boykoff will explain how to get them unstuck by integrating lessons from the social sciences and humanities.…

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What does Japan’s policy shift in whaling mean for global whale populations?

South

28 November 2019

For only the second time in many decades there will be no whaling in the Southern Ocean this summer. Japan’s departure from the IWC last July is the most dramatic change in whale politics and…

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