Festival of Astronomy

Join USQ at the Festival of Astronomy, taking place over three days during National Science Week.
Event When Location
Ipswich Youth Astronomy Workshop 16 AUG 2018
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Auditorium, D101, Building D, USQ Springfield
Build-A-Planet Workshop 17 AUG 2018
3.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Q172, Q Block, USQ Toowoomba
Toowoomba Youth Astronomy Workshop 17 AUG 2018
3.30 PM - 5.30 PM
T120, T Block, USQ Toowoomba
Toowoomba Astronomy Main Event followed by stargazing 17 AUG 2018
6.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre, USQ Toowoomba
Brisbane Planetarium Astronomy Seminar 18 AUG 2018
4.00 PM - 6.00 PM
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Toowong

USQ is proud to host world-leading astronomers, Dr Jessie Christiansen (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute – California Institute of Technology) and Dr Duane Hamacher (Indigenous Studies Centre - Monash University) at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses. Dr Jessie Christiansen will take you on a journey beyond the Solar system in pursuit of exoplanets, while Dr Duane Hamacher will talk about his research into Indigenous Australian astronomical and geological traditions and knowledge. Associate Professor Annette Lee will then wow audiences at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

All activities held at the USQ campuses are free to attend. Webinar sessions will be offered for some of the events, so please contact Faculty.Marketing@usq.edu.au for information about how to register for a webinar.