Get Hands-On With Life, The Universe And Everything In Between With The Sydney Science Festival This August

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Get Hands-On With Life, The Universe And Everything In Between With The Sydney Science Festival This August

The Sydney Science Festival in 2021 is digital and completely free.

In some welcome news, the Powerhouse has announced that the Sydney Science Festival will be going completely digital this year from August 14-22.

Taking place in tandem with the National Science Week, there is heaps to look forward to this year. From live panel discussions to online talks, the online festival promises to be an enlightening experience.

Leading scientists, both homegrown and from around the world will be participating in this years Festival.

A diverse range of topics will be discussed including First Nations sovereignty in science, the ecosystems of our oceans and the origins of COVID-19 among others.

August 15 will see Sydney Science Festival Ambassador and NSW Young Australian of the Year 2020 Corey Tutt delivering a keynote address — Our Deadly Science. Tutt will be introducing the audience to leading First Nations scientists.

Astronomy lovers are in for a treat on August 18 with a broadcast alongside live footage from the Sydney Observatory. Escape the world for just a bit and journey through nebulas, stars, planets, distant galaxies and more.


In a topic that is sure to pique your curiosity as much as it did ours — Pandemics: Past, Present and Future will delve into the history of pandemics and the subsequent learnings from them. This will take place on August 20.

Professor Dominic Dwyer, an Australian representative on the World Health Organisation’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19, will be in conversation with Global Biosecurity expert at the UNSW Kirby Institute Professor Raina MacIntyre, co-director of the Centre for Virus Research at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research Professor Tony Cunningham AO and Physician, Journalist and Broadcaster Norman Swan.

Find the full list of events here.

Events will also be available to stream from the comfort of your homes here.


What: Sydney Science Festival
Where: Online
When: August 14-22
Price: Free

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