Join John Pickrell, editor of Australian Geographic and author of the new book 'Flying Dinosaurs', as he looks at how our understanding of dinosaurs has gone through a revolution since the 1800s.
Once viewed as lumbering, slow-witted giants, modern techniques have uncovered startling evidence that many dinosaurs were intelligent, speedy, feathered animals much more like birds than reptiles.
Come along to hear how our view of dinosaurs has evolved since Jurassic Park hit cinemas in 1993. This free talk is suitable for anyone with an interest in dinosaurs and fossils. For more information about Flying Dinosaurs visit http://flyingdinosaurs.net
DATE: Saturday 9 August 2014
PLACE: Discovery Science & Technology Centre - 7 Railway Place, Bendigo VIC 3550
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Join two clowns on an acrobatic exploration of geometry as they invite audiences into their world of angles, faces, vertices and a giant mono-dodeca-tri-tetra-flexagon (try saying that three times fast!).
Teacup Tumble will ask quirky questions, make you laugh, engage your imagination, and use geometrical shapes and lines to tell a story that is both personal and mathematical. You'll see the world from a completely different angle as they explore the geometry of everyday objects and uncover the abstract beauty of a pyramid.
Afterwards, create a mathematical artwork that demonstrates the concepts explored during the show.
Dimensional is ideal for primary-aged children and their families.
|Date: Saturday 16 August 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Old Fire Station (next to the Capital Theatre)
52 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550
|Date: Saturday 23 August 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Discovery Science and Technology Centre
7 Railway Place, Bendigo VIC 3550
Is your school within the Bendigo municipality? Would you like Teacup Tumble to perform Dimensional for FREE at your school during National Science Week (18-22 August)? Please contact Kate Barnard on
Shot entirely from the air on four continents over a period of seven years, the film THE EARTH WINS explores the delicate balance between man and Mother Earth, our inter-dependence and the impact of man's actions upon the Earth and her inhabitants.
THE EARTH WINS takes viewers on a journey to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Black Saturday, to beautiful locations and slums, as well as exploring animals at play in their natural habitat, including rare footage of dolphins and whales interacting.
THE EARTH WINS creates moments of true reflection combining stunning aerial imagery with powerful lyrics and a soundtrack from: The Who, Coldplay, New Order, The Temper Trap, The Art of Fusion, Yothu Yindi and composer Sean Van Doornum.
Helifilms' (creators of THE EARTH WINS) aerial cinematography has contributed to the BBC's ground-breaking series "Planet Earth", "Frozen Planet", "Human Planet", National Geographic TV's "Great Migrations" and feature films such as "Black Hawk Down" and Werner Herzog's "Lessons of Darkness". Their work for television has won Emmy and BAFTA awards.
Screening Time: The Earth Wins will screen each Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm during school terms.
Duration: 40 minutes
Place: Bendigo Planetarium
Cost: $5.00 per person. This is in addition to Discovery general admission.
More Info: visit www.theearthwins.com
Group Bookings for THE EARTH WINS are welcome! THE EARTH WINS is complemented by fantastic education resources which meet the National Australian Curriculum. Click here for more details.
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!
2014 Sidewalk Astronomy dates, gold coin donations welcomed:
- Friday 7 March, 8:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 11 April, 6:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 9 May, 5:30pm at Discovery
- Friday 6 June, 5:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 4 July, 5:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 8 August, 5:30pm at Discovery
- Friday 5 September, 6:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 31 October, 8:00pm at Discovery
- Friday 28 November, 8:30pm at Discovery
- Friday 26 December, 8:30pm at Discovery