ANSTO tours and events 
 

Learn more about 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
about dates and courses on offer

 
     
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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 (SOLD OUT)

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 (SOLD OUT)

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 (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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ANSTO Big Ideas Forum

The ANSTO Big Ideas Forum will bring 22 students and 11 teachers from across Australia to Sydney to meet world-class researchers and get hands-on with amazing technology for a week. This event is free – flights, travel, accommodation and meals are covered by ANSTO.

Date: 14-18 November 2016 
Cost: Free
Where: ANSTO Lucas Heights campus, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
Learn more

 

Science events and conferences 

   
 
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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!

 

 
 
 AS User Meeting 2016

Australian Synchrotron User Meeting 2016

Featuring local and international plenary speakers, the 2016 User Meeting will showcase the best research undertaken at the Australian Synchrotron and provide updates on cutting-edge technique and application developments featuring themes and sessions on advanced materials, biological systems, structural biology, earth and environment, therapies, surfaces, industry and imaging. Open for registrations and accepting abstract submissions.

Date: 24-25  November 2016
Where: Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton Vic
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