Sydney Science Festival is back for a fifth year with 13 days of events across the city from Tuesday 6 — Sunday 18 August. Expressions of Interest for the 2019 program are now open.
Coinciding with National Science week, the annual city-wide festival celebrates Sydney’s diverse and multidisciplinary science community and spans cultural spaces, galleries, universities, businesses, research institutions and community groups across the city. Over 400 scientists and researchers participated in the 2018 Festival which saw more than 85,000 visitors participate in 200 events.
Produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, the Festival’s innovative program of talks by world-leading researchers, workshops, exhibitions and events will investigate how science informs and intersects with the contemporary issues that we face every day. Through explorations of topics including climate change, the future of space travel and 30 years of the world wide web, the Festival asks ‘how is science helping us create our shared future?’
Internationally renowned STEM advocate, high school mathematics teacher and museum Trustee, Eddie Woo has been appointed as the Ambassador for the 2019 Program.
“I’m delighted to be the Ambassador for this year’s city-wide celebration of science,” said Mr Woo. “The Festival’s continued growth each year has provided a fantastic avenue for our city to discuss and explore issues together. With questions about gene editing and artificial intelligence at the forefront of the news agenda, it’s a pivotal moment to look to science and question how our society thinks about these matters.”
Highlights for the 2019 program include; Science and Music in the Park, a special evening where visitors can stargaze while enjoying a performance of “Planets” by Gustav Holst performed by the Sydney Youth Orchestras at Centennial Parklands (17 August); The Science of PlantBank, an opportunity to join PlantBank in their labs at the Australian Botanic Garden (16 August) and a panel discussion with key players on The Future of the Australian Space Agency (10 August). The full program will be announced in June 2019.
Organisations or individuals interested in being a part of the 2019 Festival program are invited to submit an expression of interest by 26 April 2019.
SYDNEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL (6–18 August 2019)
Expressions of Interest close on 26 April 2019
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