Science@Heart in Dubbo for Australia National Science Week


We are thrilled to announce Science@Heart, an engaging and enlightening event taking place on August 17th at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo. This event is made possible thanks to the successful collaboration between SRAP (Spanish Researchers in Australia Pacific) and the University of Sydney, funded by a National Government Grant.

Registration for visiting Science@Heart is completely free.

Join us for a day filled with fascinating talks from esteemed researchers, starting at 10:30 with a traditional Welcome to Country by a local indigenous elder from the Dubbo Aboriginal Land Council. The schedule includes diverse topics such as “Frogs” by Dr. Mariel Familiar Lopez, “The Heart of Economics” by A/Prof. Marian Vidal-Fernandez, “How do mangroves, saltwater, and oysters shape our coasts?” by Dr. Ana Rubio-Zuazo, “Why is fairness important in our communities?” by Dr. Beatriz Carrillo, “Sharks” by Dr. Johan Gustafson, and “Climate Change- A hot topic” by A/Prof. Alex Sen Gupta. The event will culminate with a fascinating discussion on “Discovering the universe from your backyard” led by A/Professor Angel Lopez-Sanchez from Macquarie University.

The talks will offer insights into various fields of science, ranging from biodiversity to economics, environmental science, sociology, marine biology, and astronomy. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an outdoor astronomy event titled “Stargazing: Discovering the universe from your backyard,” led by A/Professor Angel Lopez-Sanchez. Bring along your telescope if you have one and delve into the wonders of the cosmos under the expert guidance of our speakers. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and engage with cutting-edge research in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

 

12:00 Welcome to country
12:10-12:30 “Frogs” by Dr. Mariel Familiar Lopez (Grifith University)
12:40-13:00 “The Heart of Economics” by A\Prof. Marian Vidal-Fernandez (The University of Sydney)
13:10-13:30 “How do mangroves, saltwater, and oysters shape our coasts? ” by Dr. Ana Rubio-Zuazo (Hornsby Council)
13:40-14:00 “Why is fairness important in our communities?” by Dr. Beatriz Carrillo (The University of Sydney)
14:10-14:30 “Sharks” by Dr Johan Gustafson (Sunshine Coast University)
14:40-15:00 “Climate Change- A hot topic” by A\Prof. Alex Sen Gupta (University of New South Wales)
15:10-15:30 “Discovering the universe from your backyard” by A\Professor Angel Lopez-Sanchez (Macquarie University)
15:40-16:30 Art construction with architect Ms. Ines Benavente Molina (University of Sydney) @Victoria Park Ovale
16:30-17:30 Chat with scientists @Victoria Park Oval 2
17:30-19:30 Astronomy event outdoors “Stargazing: Discovering the universe from your backyard” led by A\Professor Angel Lopez-Sanchez (Macquarie University)
If you have a telescope and would like to learn how to use it, bring it along! @Victoria Park Oval 2

Registration for visiting Science@Heart is completely free.