- Dr Karl: Great Moments in Science
- BDAS Meetings and Sidewalk Astronomy
- Hazeldene's Bendigo Easter Festival: Sunday Gala Parade
- Beauty and the Beast
- School Holidays: Minibeasts
Monday 18 April - ONE DAY ONLY - at The Capital, Bendigo.
Discovery presents Dr Karl: Great Moments in Science at 6:30pm on Monday, 18 April. The most esteemed science communicator in Australia is back with accessible, absorbing and highly relevant science!
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a fantastic and entertaining speaker. His favourite presentation, Great Moments in Science, celebrates all sides of science; from sublime moments of deep thought to the most arcane and bizarre research imaginable. The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in his Great Moments, Karl has scaled the highest peaks as well as turned over the pebbles to see what's underneath.
Just fresh off the tour for his new book launch, Dr Karl joins us with his 90 minute show - including a Q&A session - on the fantastic things in science that will entertain and enlighten.
His recent book, Short Back and Science, explores a variety of topics:
Do polyester shirts make us sweat? Are bananas really slippery? Are YOU radioactive? Debunking coconuts: are they really better for us? Are stars really pointy? ‘Breaking the seal’: why do need to rush to the loo after a few beers? Why does corn never fail to reappear in the toilet bowl? What are antioxidants? Can they do more harm than good? Does the shape of the glass affect the flavour of wine?
After more than 30 years of publishing, Dr Karl is still one of Australia's leading non-fiction authors. He is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney and a science commentator for both the ABC and BBC. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. This MasterGeek consistently appears on the list of the Most Trusted Australians, and was recently named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.
Tickets available at www.gotix.com.au. Show recommended for ages 12 and up.
- Adult (18 years and over): $27.00
- Child (under 18 years): $15.00
- Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): $67.00
Event made possible through the support of The Shaller Studio.
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:
- 15 January 7.30pm - 9.30pm
- 12 February 7.30pm - 9.30pm
- 18 March 7.00pm - 9.00pm
- 15 April 7.00pm - 9.00pm
- 13 May 4.30pm - 6.30pm
- 10 June 4.00pm - 6.30pm
- 15 July 4.30pm - 6.30pm
- 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
To celebrate Bendigo Art Gallery's Marilyn Monroe exhibition, you'll receive 15% off your entry ticket to Discovery to see our Minibeasts. Your ticket will be stamped with the Discovery logo for the discount to be applied.
Minibeasts, Discovery’s newest exhibition, will house insects, spiders, millipedes and more! A holiday program looking into these critters aims to inspire everyone to explore the minibeasts that exist around us.
With live enclosures and interactive shows, there will be some creepy crawly action happening these holidays!
Battle of the Bugs
Minibeasts live in a world of eat or be eaten, and have some amazing ways to catch their food and avoid being eaten. Come along to the 'Battle of the Bugs' to find out what it's like to live in a bug-eat-bug world!
Daily shows at 12:00 and 2:00pm
Spiders in Space
You may have heard of the Spiders from Mars, but what bugs are there really in space? And will an ant fly up your nose on the International Space Station? In this Planetarium show, discover when spiders and other life forms have been sent into space and how weightlessness affects their bug abilities.
Daily shows at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm with restricted seating (tickets are provided on a first-in, first-served basis)
This year, Discovery has paired up with the Whovian Society, and joined in the Parade! Come wave us on.
Details from www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au:
The highlight of the festival, the Gala Parade will weave its way around Bendigo's iconic streetscapes with Sun Loong, the worlds longest Imperial dragon.
Sunday 27 March 2016
1.00pm – 3pm
Parade begins from View street, Pall Mall, McCrae, Chapel and ending in Bridge Street.