Event Name National Science Week
Start Date 16th Aug 2014
End Date 24th Aug 2014
Duration 9 days

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features approximately 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

Now into its 16th year, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.

Here are some photos from the crystals display at the Launch of National Science Week at the Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, which was held on Thursday 14th August 2014. Kids had 6 weeks to grow crystals during May/June and all crystals were submitted in July. The announcements of all winners was made on 20 August during the National Science Week and the Awards giving ceremony will be on August 30th during the University of Canberra open day.



See also information about the ACT Crystal Growing Competition.

National Science Week is supported by the Australian Government in a variety of ways. Other partners include the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

Location Canberra
Contact Ashraf Ghanem
URL http://www.scienceweek.net.au/
Category activities for schoolchildren