Science Week & Sydney Science Festival

Robots at Western Sydney University


Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 August 2019

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and 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 public and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.

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Sydney Science Festival 

National Science Week


Program Title:  Citizen Scientists Panel

Date:    Saturday 10 August

Did you know you can become a citizen scientist and help our Australian and International scientists reach their scientific goals faster? Find out more and take part in their research. Meet scientists from Frog ID, Brush Turkeys in the Suburbs and more.

Presented by Citizen Scientists Australia

Location: Parramatta Library

Start Time:  1.30pm

Finish Time: 3.00pm

Ages: 8 - adult

Cost: $3

Bookings:  Bookings online essential


Date:    Thursday 15 August

Program Title:  Straw Rockets and Space Craft

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by creating your own straw rocket ship and learn about the solar system.

Location: Carlingford Library

Start Time:  3.30pm

Finish Time: 4.30pm

Ages: 5-8

Cost: Free

Bookings:  Bookings online essential


Program Title:  STEM LEGO Club

Date:    Thursday 15 August

Explore simple and powered machines using LEGO. Use your engineering and STEM skills to create self-propelled machines.

This is a regular event occurring on the Third Thursday of each month commencing 20 June & 18 July.

Location: Parramatta Library

Start Time:  3.30pm

Finish Time: 5.00pm

Ages: 11-14 years.

Cost: Free

Bookings:  Bookings not required


Program Title:  Shake Hands with Robots Pepper & Nao: How robots work

Date:    Saturday 17 August

Meet robots Pepper and Nao and find out about the science behind robotics technology & human-machine interaction.

Presented by Dr Omar Mubin, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

Location: Parramatta Library

Start Time:  1.30pm

Finish Time: 2.30pm

Ages: 8-adult

Cost: $3

Bookings:  Bookings online essential