Will you come and talk to our group/school?
Of course! We regularly give public lectures about our research and are more than happy to talk about what we do. What’s more, with the team based in Sydney and Melbourne we have good coverage of urban Australia. If you’d like us to talk to you, please either get in touch via the ANSTO Discovery centre or with us directly (see people page).
Why use ANSTO facilities to study the planets?
Here at ANSTO we apply many different techniques to understanding planets and the moons that orbit them. However, one of the main techniques we use here is crystallography, and we've undertaken a number of public outreach project to explain what crystallography is and how it can help our understanding of our planet and beyond!
Examples of past outreach events
We partnered up with the Hazelhurst community art gallery to talk about the science behind their recent ‘Patternation’ exhibit.
Our big project for International year of crystallography – ‘Crystallography 365, blogging a structure a day’ has now been immortalised as an educational resource by the IuCr. You can access that here http://www.iycr2014.org/learn/crystallography365
Also you can still see some of the big crystal structures that were made in collaboration with UNSW, they are still moving around Australia! See www.crystalsinthecity.com for more information.
Where can I read more?
One of our coordinators, Helen Maynard-Casely, writes a column ‘The Tides of Venus’ at the Conversation where she endeavours to highlight planetary science research going on in Australia