- BDAS Meetings and Sidewalk Astronomy
- Teacher Professional Development
- September School Holidays
- Happy Birthday Discovery!
- Science Café: Chocolate
Discovery works very closely with the Bendigo District Astronomical Society (BDAS). The partnership has resulted in the introduction of Sidewalk Astronomy nights and other events at Discovery!
2015 Public Meeting Dates (topics will be announced closer to the date):
- Wed 2 September, 7:30pm: Details of the Square Kilometre Array
- Wed 7 October, 7:30pm: Astronomy Q and A
- Wed 4 November, 7:30pm
2015 Sidewalk Astronomy dates, gold coin donations welcomed:
- Fri 18 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Fri 23 October, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
- Fri 20 November, 8:30pm - 10:00pm
QUESTACON: Smart Skills Teacher Workshop
Questacon offers free Teacher Workshops as part of the Questacon Smart Skills programme.
Our Teacher Workshops are very hands-on, collaborative and engaging. They focus on creative problem solving in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and are suitable for secondary teachers of science and technology and interested Year 6 teachers.
During the workshop, you’ll collaborate with other teachers, discuss how activities can be best adapted for your students and experience a hands-on design thinking activity incorporating digital communication technology.
Thursday 27 August 2015, 4.00 – 5.45 pm
For more information and to reserve your place:
Phone: (02) 6112 9723
Fax: 1800 641 171
Digital Resources and How They Can Work for You
Investigate how to harness the opportunities of a modern, connected world as we discuss online digital resources and connect with scientists in the Indian and Pacific oceans! Relating to multiple curriculum objectives within technology, communications technology, science and more, is a meeting with the Joides Resolution team and an exploration of Nautilus Live: a website that broadcasts marine research and allows viewers from all over the world to ask questions.
Find out – from a first-hand account – what happens behind the scenes to create this resource and keep it relevant. Brainstorm, discuss and share ideas on how a resource like this can be used to full advantage in your classroom. Other live-streaming and video conferencing resources will be shared to enable you to inspire students and explore the world via new technologies.
Date: Wednesday 9 September 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Reserve your place by calling (03) 5444 4400
Date: Victorian School Holidays
Cost: Included with entry
These holidays explore all things gross: creepy crawlies, fungi, germs, bodily functions in microgravity, and – of course – broccoli. Find out how important all the gross things are for our ecosystems and our own bodies! So face your fears and quell your gag reflex to explore humanology, bugology, and anything slimy in Discovery’s Grossology holidays.
Growing up Gross
The bodies of living creatures can be pretty disgusting, but all the yucky things like poo and pus, bacteria and body odour, are all pretty important for us to live. So let’s explore the gross science, the icky science, the nasty science of the human body, the insect body, and maybe discovery a few other slimy facts along the way!
Daily shows @ 12.00 and 2.00pm
Make your own slime, scabs, snot or blood to freak out your neighbours and relatives. Come explore the disgusting and yucky, and find out why they are important!
Daily from 10.30am to 1.30pm
The Disgusting Side of Space!
Going into space sounds like so much fun, but there’s all sorts of other stuff that you need to consider when you’re in microgravity. Things like what happens when you sneeze, how do you go to the toilet and what about all that dead skin floating about in the spacecraft?
Daily shows @ 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
Please note: Planetarium has limited capacity. Tickets issued on a first in, first served basis on arrival at Discovery. No bookings permitted.
Questacon Smart Skills Initiative: Invention Convention.
Date: 22 - 24 September
Don't just use the latest technology - create it!
The Questacon Smart Skills Initiative is hosting a free workshop at the Discovery Centre for students aged 14-18 years over the September school holidays.
If you want to:
- Connect with like-minded people
- Build your confidence and try something new
- Make cool stuff and be encouraged to experiment
Then register now to avoid disappointment (places are limited). Complete and return a registration form by:
- Collecting a form from the Discovery Centre
- Downloading a form from the Questacon website: www.questacon.edu.au
- Collecting a form from your teacher if you are a Questacon Smart Skills in-school workshop participant.
We made it to 20! It looked a little shaky there for a while, but with everyone's help we pulled through and are looking better than ever. So come along and celebrate with us at our annual Halloween Party. There will be activities, exhibits, slide sessions, an interactive show, and some scary science! Dress up as your favourite character or creature as there will be prizes for best dressed for both children and adults.
Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Friday 30 October
Chocolate. Wine. Science … Need we say more?
Melt into the science of chocolate with a drink in hand and explore the chemistry behind making chocolate through tastings, tastings and more tastings! This fundraising event for Discovery will include a chocolate workshop lead by chocolatier Chloe Miller and local chocolate updates from Indulge's Hayley Tibbet.
Canapés provided. Drinks available at bar prices.
Adults Only (18+) event
Date: Friday 13 November
Cost: $60/$54 members
BOOK NOW – Limited seats. Proudly supported by Bendigo’s own Indulge Chocolates.