World Science Festival Brisbane 2017
New York's science extravaganza comes to Brisbane.
Yeah science! That's not just something Breaking Bad has us all exclaiming — it's something that we all should be thinking on a daily basis. If it wasn't for science, our understanding of the world would be much smaller. We could list a heap of reasons why, or we could direct you towards Brisbane's very own five-day festival dedicated to the field.
Showering the city in knowledge for the second year running, the only Asia-Pacific offshoot of New York's World Science Festival returns with another jam-packed program of science goodness. Stargazing, becoming a hologram, science-inspired art and movies, watching 2001: A Space Odyssey with a live orchestra score, breaking down the sensations involved with eating a nice meal, mass colouring, watching hatchling turtles greet the world — you'll find them all on the lineup.
Or, boost your understanding of plenty of subjects by attending a panel session on everything from microplastics to energy to pioneering women. Conversation subjects include Frankenstein anxiety (for those worried about robots), extreme moments in science (with Dr Karl providing a few lessons) and other worldly water (in case The Martian has you thinking about the topography of Mars).
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