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The Sydney Science Festival is set to begin another year from 6th to 18th August 2019. It will be 13 days of talks, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, events for the whole family and panel discussions.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences is Australia's modern museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. It was first established in 1879 and the venues include the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Discovery Centre. At these centres, they can demonstrate how technology, engineering, and science can affect Australia and the world.

The Sydney Science Festival celebrates and showcases Sydney's "diverse and multidisciplinary science and innovation community". They do this by having a program mentioned above and exploring all areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The festival brings together cultural and research institutions, museums, universities and communities across a large part of Sydney and invites them to recognise, discuss and debate science topics.

It is a part of National Science Week and is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences with support from Australian Museum and Inspiring Australia.

PROGRAM
Some of the program for this event is as follows:

* THE STATE OF OUR OCEANS
This is with Sylvia Earle and is a talk presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum. This will be held on 13th August from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The cost will be $75 and you can book at the above link.

This is going to be an evening of stunning imagery and conversation when legendary oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, marine scientist Professor Emma Johnson AO and multi-award-winning international nature photographer Michael Aw, all share their fascinating stories from the field. They will also share their hopes for the future of the world's oceans.

Australia is an island nation, surrounded by some of the most biologically and ecologically diverse marine environments in the world. Much is linked to the health of the seas that surround us.



At this talk, you will hear about current scientific research and observations on what is actually happening in our oceans and what we can expect in the future.

* AUSTRALIAN SPACE FRONTIERS
This talk will be given by a panel of key players who will discuss Australia's strategy and our opportunities in the new space race.

Having been first announced in 2017, the Australian Space Agency formed and it is hoped for an ambitious future for the Australian public and scientists alike.

There have been many advances in aerospace technology, microelectronics and communication. This creates new possibilities in space science, and people are now enquiring as to what Australia's competitive edge will be.

At this talk, you will hear from expert speakers in aerospace technology and the Australian Space Agency.

It will be held on 13th August from 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo. The cost will be $30 for adults and you can book at the above link.



* MAAS INDIGENOUS SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM
The MAAS Indigenous Sciences Symposium 2019 is devoted to honouring the next generation of Indigenous scientists and also those who are supporting their development.

This will be held on 17th August from 10 am to 5 pm at the Powerhouse Museum. Tickets will cost $160 for adults and you can learn more and book at the above link.



* WOMEN AND THE INTERNET
This talk will be presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas. The history of technology is generally one of men and machines. It also includes male programmers but female technical advisors have always been at the forefront of technology and action, yet they've been overlooked, until now!

This talk will be held on 14th August from 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm at the Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney. The cost will be $20 for adults and you can learn more and book at the above link.



* ELYSIUM ARCTIC
This is a series of stunning artworks on the Darling Harbour foreshore. It shows the absolute majesty of the polar north and the impact of climate change.

In 2015, a team of explorers, photographers and scientists sailed through the High Arctic of Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland to write about these unique environments.

This group formed the Elysium Arctic, which is an ongoing series of artworks showing the icons of the polar north. These include fantastic, majestic icebergs and glaciers, fascinating wildlife and stunning views of land and sea.

Elysium Arctic also records the devastating impact of climate change in the earth's northernmost regions.

This exhibition will be on from 6th to 18th August from 10 am to 5 pm at the Australian National Maritime Museum. It is a free event and no tickets are required.



* THE PLANETS - MUSIC AND SCIENCE IN THE PARK
This will be held at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands and it will be where music and science meet. You will be able to listen to the beautiful Planets by Gustav Holst, performed by the Sydney Youth Orchestras, before commencing an evening of star and planet gazing.

Dr Luke Barnes from Western Sydney University will be giving an introduction to stargazing and astronomy. The Sydney City Skywatchers are amateur astronomy enthusiasts, and they will provide their telescopes and advise you how to look at the night sky.

The address for this is Dicken's Lawn, Dickens Dr, Centennial Park and it will be on 17th August from 3 pm to 7 pm. The cost will be $35 for an adult and you can book once again at the above link.



This year the festival has a bumper lot of events, so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment! You can check out their website here.
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