How will you science this National Science Week?

National Science Week

Body

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, running from 12 - 20 August 2023.

There is something for everyone this #scienceweek with events catering to a wide range of audiences, and across all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Check out some of our events below or visit the National Science Week website to see what else is happening in Canberra and beyond.

Past events

Bouncy ball scooping
12 Aug 2023 | 4pm - 20 Aug 2023 | 5pm

This National Science Week workshop for children on new inventions from Japanese traditional knowledge is part of a partnership between Dr Kei Kano, Shiga University in Japan and Dr Graham Walker, ANU.

View the event
Scratch for seniors
20 Aug 2023 | 10am - 1pm

In a relaxed setting we'll learn how to get started with Scratch, an incredible self-expression system that's used by more than 90 million men and women worldwide and lets them produce amazing, colourful, musical, moving creations just by fitting multi-coloured blocks together with the mouse.

View the event
HIAF 50th anniversary
19 Aug 2023 | 10am - 3pm

Celebrate National Science Week, 'Innovation: Powering Future Industries', with a day at the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility!

View the event
Scratch for seniors
19 Aug 2023 | 10am - 1pm

In a relaxed setting we'll learn how to get started with Scratch, an incredible self-expression system that's used by more than 90 million men and women worldwide and lets them produce amazing, colourful, musical, moving creations just by fitting multi-coloured blocks together with the mouse.

View the event
Bladerunner
18 Aug 2023 | 6 - 9pm

Explore the meaning of memories, and how they relate to life, love, and liberty, through this science-fiction classic.

View the event
Energizine
18 Aug 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30pm

Immerse yourself in an absurd sunset ritual, where you'll curate and create your own unique wellness zine for energy transition options

View the event
Kambri
18 Aug 2023 | 11am - 2pm

An opportunity for employers and students to connect, during National Science Week.

View the event
Scratch for seniors
13 Aug 2023 | 10am - 1pm

In a relaxed setting we'll learn how to get started with Scratch, an incredible self-expression system that's used by more than 90 million men and women worldwide and lets them produce amazing, colourful, musical, moving creations just by fitting multi-coloured blocks together with the mouse.

View the event
Scratch for seniors
12 Aug 2023 | 10am - 1pm

In a relaxed setting we'll learn how to get started with Scratch, an incredible self-expression system that's used by more than 90 million men and women worldwide and lets them produce amazing, colourful, musical, moving creations just by fitting multi-coloured blocks together with the mouse.

View the event
A movie still showing red and green colourful aliens with giant brains.
18 Aug 2022 | 6 - 8:30pm

Have you always wondered what an alien scientist looks like and what their science might be? An astronomer and a pop culture scholar interested in the cultural meanings of science will introduce you to the spaced-out science from outer space in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!

View the event
Dr Alison Bentley
18 Aug 2022 | 4 - 6:30pm

Join us for a seminar looking at issues of food security through the lens of the Russian-Ukraine war's impact on global wheat supply.

View the event
Abstract photo of white wires on a blue background depicting electrical charges.
17 Aug 2022 | 6 - 8pm

We use electricity all day long, but did you know it can be used for more than just powering our appliances?

View the event
White telescope in front of a dark blue sky with stars
16 Aug 2022 | 7 - 8:30pm

Experience the skies in a new way - through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Science composed to music.

View the event
hero_image
15 Aug 2022 | 6 - 7pm

Explore the ways in which mathematics is at work in our everyday lives this National Science Week!

View the event