- BDAS Meetings and Sidewalk Astronomy
- National Science Week: Scinema
- National Science Week: Technology Workshops
- Design and Technology Week: Solar Power
- School Holidays: Sound
Discovery works very closely with the Bendigo District Astronomical Society (BDAS). The partnership has resulted in Sidewalk Astronomy nights and other events at Discovery!
Sidewalk Astronomy dates, gold coin donations welcomed. Meet on the forecourt outside Discovery. Event subject to clear skies:
- 12 August 5.00pm - 7.00pm
- 9 September 5.30pm - 7.30pm
- 7 October 6.30pm - 8.30pm
- 11 November 7.30pm - 9.30pm
- 9 December 7.30pm - 9.30pm
We will be running technology-focussed workshops on Friday 19 August for people with a disability.
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August will have open exploration available to the general public, with technology dissections at noon.
To celebrate the inaugural Design and Technology Week, hosted by Design and Technology Teachers Association Victoria, the Discovery Centre will launch its solar panels with technology workshops looking into how solar energy works.
Bookings will soon be available online.
Image created by Studio Ampersand
Can we break things with sound? How do we change pitch or volume? And what is the most annoying sound in the world? Let's use whirling tubes, fire and things that go bang to explore how sound moves through instruments, the air, and into our brains. Sounds like fun!
Show Times: Noon and 2pm daily
Silence of Space
Sound doesn't travel through the (almost) empty vacuum of space, so no one can hear our noisy rockets once they've left Earth! What are some of the beautiful silent features of our sky, and what could they sound like if we transform radio waves into sound waves...
Show Times: 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm daily
Pretty much anything can become an instrument: music makers can come in all shapes and sizes! They can also make lots of different noises. See if you can put together an instrument that sounds like rain with our simple materials.
Activity Times: 10:30am to 1:30pm