ANSTO tours and events 


In this section you will find ANSTO tours, kids school holiday workshops, science conferences and other public events.
 


Community and education tours
 

 
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Up and Atom school holiday tours

On our Up and Atom tours we will take you on an exciting journey into the world at the atomic scale. Dates and times here

 
 

 

 
   
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The Science Discovery Tour gives you an insight into the world of nuclear science and the work ANSTO does. Dates and times here

 

 
 
   
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Teacher professional development


ANSTO is an endorsed provider with BOSTES for Standards 2 and 3 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher. Teachers can accrue BOSTES-registered professional development hours for many of our professional development programs.


Learn more
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Careers Q&A 


A careers day focussing on the diverse career pathways inside a major scientific and engineering facility. A panel of scientists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the interesting and various career pathways they took to arrive at ANSTO.


Dates: Thurs September 29 2016
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Audience: Adults and children 14 years plus
Cost: Free

 

Kids workshops 

 
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Lego WeDo Robotics

An exciting introduction to robotics using the LEGO WeDo kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges.

 
Audience: Children aged 7-9 only
Cost: $60
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Thursday September 29 and Friday September 30, 9.30am-3pm

 

 
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Lego EV3 Robotics

An exciting introduction to robotics using the LEGO Mindstorm kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges.

 
Audience: Children aged 10-14 only
Cost: $60
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Tuesday September 27 and Wednesday September 28, 9.30am-3pm
 
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Sport Science

Want to know the secret to being top of your game? Come to our workshop on the science behind sport and you’ll be well on your way to going pro.

Cost: $12 (accompanying adult is free)
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When:
6-9 year olds: Wednesday October 5, 9am-10.30am, 11.30am-1pm, 2.30pm-4pm; Thursday October 6, 9am-10.30am (Book now)
10-12 year olds: Thursday October 6, 2.30pm-4pm; Friday October 7, 9am-10.30am, 11.30am-1pm, 2.30-4pm (Book now)
12-15 year olds: Thursday October 6, 2.30pm-4pm; Friday October 7, 9am-10.30am, 11.30am-1pm, 2.30-4pm (Book now)

 

 
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Extreme Engineering

Get your build on! Explore the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you think creatively around design challenges. Presented by Fizzics Education.

Audience: 8-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Monday September 26, Tuesday September 27 and Wednesday September 28, 9am-12pm
Book now!

 
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Create A Buzz

Learn all about types of circuits, resistors, diodes, motors as you build interesting circuits and put them to work. Presented by Fizzics Education.

Audience: 8-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Monday September 26, Tuesday September 27 and Wednesday September 28, 1pm-4pm
Book now!

 

Community events 

 
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Fact or Fiction 2.0

Science Fact or Fiction 2.0; a big screen experience where the World Wide Web collides with cutting edge science. Fact or Fiction 2.0 is a 90 minute show where the audience watches popular internet clips before voting on whether the information featured is actual science fact or pure science fiction.

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Where: Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton VIC 3168
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Science events and conferences 

  
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International Conference on Residual Stresses

ICRS-10 (2016) continues a series of essential conferences on the prediction, evaluation and control of residual stresses in materials. Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data.

Date: 3-7 July 2016
Where: Sydney 
Registration will be open from 1 January 2016
Visit: Website

 

 
 
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Creative Innovation 2016

Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel AO will be among a number of world-changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community to imagine the future. The 3-day conference is titled - The Exponential Shift: Making transformation happen.

Date: 7-9 November 2016
Where: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins 
Book now!