Queensland Museum Network launches into National Science Week with more missions, more science!

05 August 2019

 

Pop up museums, roving scientists, space talks, a sleepover at the museum and science comedy debates, will all be part of Queensland Museum Network’s events to celebrate National Science Week 10 – 18 August 2019.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, featuring more than 1000 events around the country, and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge.

Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said National Science Week offers us the opportunity to highlight all the great science happening in Queensland, and many of these scientific discoveries are displayed in the collections at the Queensland Museum.

“This week is about celebrating science and recognising the tremendous capacity it has in helping us to better understand our world,” Minister Enoch said.

“We know that the jobs of the future will involve new skills and techniques that science will help us to find and the Palaszczuk Government is proud of the great science Queensland produces.”

This year’s school theme “Destination Moon: more missions, more science” focuses on how scientists, engineers, mathematicians, software experts, aerospace technicians and the technologies they used made the NASA Apollo 11 mission a success 50 years ago.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said having NASA – A Human Adventure, the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world, exclusively at Queensland Museum is a great synergy with National Science Week.

“From the first Moon landing to learning about life on Mars, people are fascinated about space and what else is out there; science is what helps us make sense of the world and how it continues to improve our knowledge of the world around us,” Dr Thompson said.

“Across all of our campuses in Townsville, Toowoomba, Ipswich and Brisbane there will be a mix of free and ticketed activities across for all ages to enjoy and I invite everyone to join in the fun and explore what we have on offer.”

Queensland Museum Network events are proudly funded by Inspiring Australia.

 

Media Contacts:

Andrea Hughes                       

07 4726 0604 or 0497 347 117

andrea.hughes@qm.qld.gov.au