Spring into science

The Northern Sydney Science Hub invites you to spring into science this November with a fantastic line up of public events on offer across the Northern Sydney region! Expect to meet astronomers, environmental scientists, marine experts and deep-technology innovators.

Participate in exciting events to learn all about star clusters, nebulae and bright galaxies. Discuss sustainability with ecological experts and understand how natural systems function, struggle and remain diverse. Engage with exciting technology start-ups and understand their journey in the current innovation system

Comprised of leading research organisations north of the Harbour Bridge member organisations include CSIRO, Macquarie University, The National Measurement Institute, The Australian Astronomical Observatory, LCU, Ku-ring-gai Council, Willoughby Council, City of Ryde and the Northern Beaches Council.

Most members will be hosting events over the spring and early summer period and will be joined by inspirational community organisations like Bushcare and the Coal Loader Centre, sustainability groups and council sponsored events.

To encourage ongoing attendance and participation at events, the Science Hub has created Spring into Science Lucky Tickets that can be found at each of the Spring events. By entering their contact details, people can enter a draw to win some fantastic prizes.

seashorescienceThere will even be a free ticket to StartCon 2017 up for grabs, plus some wonderful Northern Sydney Science Hub merchandise.

Events range from native bee keeping talks, sustainability activities and discussions, conservation walks in the region’s beautiful national parks to seashore science talks along the amazing northern beaches.

There are public observatory sessions with the Macquarie University Astronomical Observatory and an urban green space discovery day at the Coal Loader Facility in Balls Head. This day explores the benefits of green spaces to community and will also reveal the unique ecology and wildlife of Balls Head Reserve and its Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural and heritage values.

Additionally, the Australian Institute of Physics 2017 Industry day is being held at CSIRO, Lindfield. The day will continue the theme of supporting deep-tech start-ups. The agenda provides for stimulating presentations and networking opportunities.

About the Northern Sydney Science Hub

The Northern Sydney Science Hub was established to bring together multidisciplinary science institutions and individuals in the Northern Sydney area to develop and deliver high-profile science events with a local community focus.

Launched earlier this year and having presented the hugely popular Science and Technology Expo and scientist panel talks during the Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week, the Northern Sydney Science Hub is already having a positive scientific impact to our community.

The institutions and individuals that make up the Science Hub continue to grow and deliver diverse and exciting events. The connections being made between the Science Hub members and other North Sydney science and Innovation bodies are proving invaluable to the success of our public programs.

Northern Sydney Science Hub is committed to inspiring the community with the wonders and impact of science. Community participation is key in order to promote science and technology to all. Science Hub members hope these spring events will achieve inspiring Australia’s goals to boost the reach of science engagement through community partnerships and collaboration.

Discover what’s on offer this spring by visiting the Northern Sydney Science Hub’s website at www.northernsydneysciencehub.org