If you want to learn about a Mars mission, the Universe’s tides, the kanamaluka/Tamar River, astronomy or want to watch a live stream of the Great Barrier Reef you are in luck.
The remainder of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s Science Week this year has all of that on offer and more.
It kicked off August 15 and runs until August 21 and features live streamed events, Youtube experiments, guest speakers and other online activities.
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This year’s topic is the Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. Meaning you can explore the ocean floor, the creatures that live beneath, learn about the impacts of human life on oceans and sustainability, and study the night sky with an astronomy expert.
City of Launceston council mayor Albert van Zetten said the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions meant museum staff had to take an entirely new approach this year.
“Science Week has always been about bringing people, young and old, through the doors of the museum where they could have a unique, hands-on experience while learning about all the incredible scientific topics that amaze and fascinate us all,” he said.
“This year, our staff needed to rethink how we deliver that same inspiring event – and they have delivered what can only be described as a fantastic array of activities using our online platforms.”
Creative Arts and Cultural Services general manager Tracy Pukowski said guest speakers would host discussions about the future of oceans and ask how we could best sustain our oceans for generations ahead through innovative practices.
“Our oceans connect all countries on Earth and offer rich insights into how our planet is able to sustain all forms of life. Innovations of the Deep Blue sea can cover a wide range of topics linking back to the sustainability of our oceans,” she said.
“This includes how life sustains itself below sea level, the role we as humans play through our waste management practices, the influence of outer space on tide cycles, the impact of industries operating in our oceans and so much more.”
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