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

 

 
 

 

Top Coder Competition 2017

We invite schools to enter two students from year 5 or 6 in the ANSTO Top Coder Competition 2017. Students will work collaboratively in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere with coding coaches to foster and develop their 'Healthy living' ideas into finished games, animations, art music or stories.

 

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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.


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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: Thursday April 13, Thursday July 13 and Thursday October 5
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Audience: Adults and children 14 years plus

Dates and times here.

 

Kids workshops 

 
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Lego WeDo Robotics 

An exciting introduction to robotics using ANSTO's 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: Tuesday April 18, 9.30am-3pm
(BOOKED OUT)

 

 
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Lego EV3 Robotics 
An exciting introduction to robotics using the ANSTO 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 Intro course and 12-14 only for Master Class.
Cost: $60
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: 
Thursday April 20 Introductory course´╗┐ 9.30am-3pm
(BOOKED OUT)
 
Friday April 21 Master Class, 9.30am-3pm
(BOOKED OUT)
 
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Space Workshop for Kids

Blast off into this “out of our world” science experience. This highly interactive workshop is full of hands-on fun while you learn about the stars, planets, moons and the solar system

Audience: 8-14 years

Cost: $12 (accompanying adult is free)

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

When: Tuesday 11 April starting at 9am and 11:30am
Wednesday 12 April starting at 9am, 11:30am and 2pm
Thursday 13 April starting at 9am, 11:30am and 2pm
(BOOKED OUT)

 

 
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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: Friday April 21 1pm-4pm
(BOOKED OUT)

 
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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: Thursday April 20 9am-12pm
(BOOKED OUT)

 
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Perfect paper planes
Flying toilet paper, shooting smoke rings, tea bag rockets and perfect paper planes are the best way to learn about the wonders of flight, weather and physics in action. Presented by Fizzics Education. 
 
Audience: 7-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Friday April 21, 9am-12pm.
(BOOKED OUT)
 
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Geoscience
Grow your own crystals, find out how volcanoes erupt, learn about earthquakes, discover why plants favour particular soils and participate in the techniques used by geologists to study and classify the Earth. Presented by Fizzics Education. 
 
Audience: 7-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Thursday 20 April, 1pm-4pm.
(BOOKED OUT)
 
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Design your plot, draw your storyboard, build your characters and sets. Change your backgrounds, add sounds and voiceovers and edit out the bloopers.

Audience: 9-12 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Monday April 10, 9-12pm and 1-4pm.
(BOOKED OUT)
 

Science Events and Conferences 

 
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Special Guest Lecture: Prof Tamara Davis
Professor Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist searching for the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe.  

We've discovered some kind of "dark energy" that is making the expansion of the universe speed up, contrary to our understanding of gravitational theory. Come along to hear about the exciting developments in modern astrophysics, & Tamara’s work with the Dark Energy Survey.

Date: April 12 2017.
Cost: Free
Where: ANSTO Lucas Heights campus, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
(BOOKED OUT)