Riverina Science Hub

Gadget man and girl 
 

Sky Story: Indigenous Sky Stories

17th - 27th August

Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences and has been employed by First Australians for tens of thousands of years.

Artist Yenny Huber and animator Tim Amio have worked with Wiradjuri Elders to create a digital projection that tells indigenous sky stories.

To see the projection, visit Wollundry lagoon after dusk, and witness this spectacular visual creation projected on to the side of the Civic Centre.

Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Centre

When: Thur 17th August - Sun 27th August

Time: between sunset and 10pm

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Kitchen Science Storytime

16th & 18th August

some kids enjoying sticky goo

For inquisitive preschoolers, Kitchen Science Storytime will be conducted in the Children's Area of the Wagga Wagga City Library.

If your children enjoy getting a little bit messy then this program is perfect! Come along and discover the young scientist in your child.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Downstairs Level

When: Wed 16th August & Fri 18th August

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am approx

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Sky Story: My Place in Space, Stargazing

17th August

Telescope up close

This lovely evening of heavenly observation on Civic Forecourt is a family favourite, with its friendly hands-on interactive format.

Put on a warm coat, pack the thermos and come gaze at the Moon, Saturn and other heavenly wonders, assisted by Michael Maher from the Wagga Wagga Observatory and other astronomy enthusiasts.

Bring along your own telescope or use one of ours to observe and share our southern skies.

Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Centre Forecourt

When: Thur 17th August

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm approx

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Sky Story: Starr's Planetarium

17th August

Man's head silhouetted against sky

Teachers! Would you like to hear about extra daytime sessions for school groups?

Contact us on 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Starr’s Planetarium has the most advanced 3D immersive projection system travelling to venues today. Their mobile planetarium has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for twelve years.

The dome provides a theatre setting for 360° 3D digital images with surround sound that is totally interactive. Combining animation with real time imagery, this display allows audiences to experience the night sky on a massive scale.

The planetarium will be in Wagga Wagga for only two days, so don’t miss your chance to travel to the farthest regions of the universe and ignite your passion for astronomy.

Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Arcade

When: General Public sessions Thur 17th August

Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm - duration approx 30 mins

Cost: FREE

Bookings 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Sky Story: Fishing Under the Moon

17th August

fish flying past the full moon

Teachers! Would you like to hear about extra daytime sessions for school groups?

Contact us on 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Please note: this event takes place at the E3 Arts Space

Once upon a time a fish wanted to jump to the moon. Do you know how he got there?

Fishing Under the Moon is a community engagement project woven around Indigenous hunter-gatherer practices that utilized astronomical indicators such as fish feeding around the moon cycles.

Come along to this interactive exhibition and celebrate the ancient Indigenous technology of weaving. You'll learn to weave fish using natural grasses such as Lomandara Longifolia.

Take your creations home or add them to our installation celebrating First Nations know-how and knowledge.

Where: E3 Arts Space

When: General Public sessions Thur 17th August

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm approx

Cost: FREE

Bookings 6926 9700 or email wcl@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Closer

19th August

Girls using microscopes

Get up close and personal with the invisible world -- invisible to the naked eye that is!

Join microscopist John Harper from Charles Sturt University and students from the Faculty of Science to discover everyday things that you can’t see without a microscope!

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library - Downstairs Level

Please enter via the lagoon-side entrance

When: Sat 19th August

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: FREE

No bookings required

Fermentation Workshop

20th August

Please note: this event is now SOLD OUT

Fermentation has been practiced across millennia to make beer, cheese, wine and bread -- long before the scientific process was understood. It was Louis Pasteur, the first zymurgist, who uncovered the wonder of fermentation when he demonstrated it was caused by living cells.

In this 90 minute workshop, you’ll learn the science of fermentation, and how to create simple and delicious fermented foods.

Where: Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens, 127 Lord Baden Powell Drive, Wagga Wagga

When: Sun 20th August

Time: 1pm - 2:30pm

Cost: $10/participant