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National Science Week 2012

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National Science Week 2012 goes off with a big bang on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

The official launch event, to be held at Brisbane's Queen Street Mall on Saturday, August 11th, will be presided by Science Minister, Ros Bates MP, and will feature a day long program of fun, interactive science activities and events for all to enjoy.

This state launch event kick-starts an exciting week long program of mostly free science themed exhibitions, activities, public lectures and workshops occurring in and around Queensland. A range of science topics will be explored and celebrated - from Archaeology and Antiquity, the Human Body and Movement, Energy and Transport, Environment and Nature, Health and Medicine, Space and Astronomy and Innovation and Technology.

A merged image of two scanning electron microscope images of macrophages ingesting latex beads (dark orange) as part of the phagocytic process during the immune response. The macrophage is an immune cell that fights invading pathogens by 'eating' them - surrounding them and engulfing them.
MacBeads by Darren Brown. Part of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience's Ångström Art(tm) Collection.

Some of the free National Science Week 2012 event highlights include Extraordinary Science at the Ecosciences Precinct, The BIG Questions Public Lecture at Customs House, Science On the Go at Queen Street Mall, the Mad Scientist Tea Party at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, 'Ologism' Rock Cabaret at Beach stage, Cultural Fest, The Strand, The Fame Algorithm with Simon Pampena, the Angry Mathematician at QUT Guild Bar, Do Touch the Animals, an exhibition at Queen Street Mall and Oceans in the Outback, an interactive travelling road-show.

You can see all the special events and participating museums and discovery centres by visiting the National Science Week 2012 website. For all the latest on National Science Week 2012, please visit the official Queensland Blog, Facebook profile and Twitter.
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Why? Science IS fun.
When: 11 - 19 August, 2012
Where: Various locations
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