It’s national science week!

It’s a whole week dedicated to all the hottest topics in science and the people who invent, innovate and solve some of the world’s greatest mysteries.

Already halfway through the festival calendar, there are just a few days left to go and make the most of the 100+ events that are lined up in Sydney from now till SUNDAY AUGUST 20.

Today, we were joined by teen genius Anvitha Vijay – a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient who coded and developed her first app at age 7.

Some of the very cool (incl many FREE) events we suggest you check out:


Powerhouse Ultimo

For one hour ABC Breakfast meteorologist Nate Byrne is in conversation with scientists at the Powerhouse Museum

Friday, 18 August 2023 9.30am – 10.30am

  • Neville Nicholls has been studying the El Nino (you know the guy that causes droughts and flooding) Southern Oscillation effect for over 40 years.
  • Buy tickets here

Friday, 18 August 2023 3pm – 4pm

  • Dr Pia Winberg is a marine ecologist turned entrepeneur who will explain the hype about seaweed as a solution to livestock methane emissions
  • Buy tickets here


The University of Sydney, Nanoscience Hub

Saturday, 19 August 12pm – 3pm

  • The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries of the Universe, and Australia is a key player in the quest to figure it out. Quantum technologies are crucial in the hunt for dark matter, and they’re already used in smart phones and cars, medical imaging, manufacturing and navigation.
  • Our road-trippers are looking forward to spreading their knowledge and enthusiasm of quantum and dark matter
  • Buy tickets here


East Village, Darlinghurst

Thursday, 17 August 7pm – 8.30pm AND Wednesday, 23 August 7pm – 8.30pm

Just how much alcohol consumption really is good for us? Can science predict the next gen of emojis? And how is Australia leading the world in psychedelic therapies?

  • Each show features six scientists who have partnered with comedians to bring laughter to their science talks.
  • Buy tickets here for $17.50


To find out about all the events on offer go to


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