Get involved with Science Week

| August 1, 2016
National Science Week 2016

It is National Science Week from 13 to 21 August 2016, an annual celebration of science and technology in Australia. School children, university students and science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to take part in events happening around the country.

First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw 1.3 million people participate in over 1,500 events and activities.

National Science Week events will be held throughout Australia—from astronomy at Uluru to a science film night in the Antarctic—with science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities.

This is an occasion to recognise the great work Australian scientists are doing. Younger people are encouraged to get involved and become fascinated by the world we live in.

More information and event details can be found at