Thursday, 23 July 2015

In Class with Chris Hadfield and RiAus Sci-ku competition

Contact: Lisa Bailey, RiAus
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Date: National Science Week August 2015    
Location: Online

Intended Audience: Science Teachers

Two free ways you can participate with your students from your classroom anywhere in Australia this National Science Week.

1. In Class with Chris Hadfield

Canadian astronaut and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield takes time out of his Spaceman's View of the Planet Australian tour to answer some out of this world questions.

Best known for his funny, quirky and fascinating videos made during his five month stay on the International Space Station, Chris will draw on his 21 year career to inspire and engage your students.

This unique event will livestream Colonel Chris Hadfield into classrooms around Australia as he answers students' burning space and exploration questions.

Wednesday 12 August 2015
This event will be livestreamed from:
10.15 am-11.15 am (ACST)
10.45 am-11.45 am (AEST)
8.45 am-9.45 am (AWST)

This event REQUIRES registration as the livestream will be password protected on the day.
Does your class have any questions for Chris Hadfield?
Register and submit your questions at

This event is supported by Lateral Events and is an initiative of the Chief Scientist of South Australia supported by the Department of State Development.

2. RiAus Sci-ku competition

Our annual Sci-ku competition is back bigger and better in 2015.
In recognition of The International Year of Light our theme for this year is Making waves, the science of light.
The competition has three event categories - Primary School, Secondary School and Open - with a range of great prizes for each category.

Here's your chance to get creative. But remember your entry must relate to science and light.