Calling all House Elves, Hinkypunks and Hogwarts alumni, the Palace Cinema is holding a Potterfest movie marathon over the October long weekend. If you feel like watching all the Harry Potter movies in 20+ hours then this is the event for you.
PLUTO – New Horizon’s Voyage to Pluto and Beyond – Canberra
by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Sydney Section
Launched January 19, 2006, the New Horizons mission had one goal as it ventured into the solar system – answer questions about Pluto, its moons and Kuiper Belt objects. Fast forward 9.5 years and over 5 billion kilometres, on July 14, 2015, New Horizons flew 12,500 km above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet. From mountains to moons and flowing ices on Pluto, the discoveries so far have been amazing.
You can learn more about these discoveries at a free ANU event open to the public. Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 6:15 pm. Bookings required
Canberra’s pop culture convention, Gammacon, will be happening on August 5 and 6 at the AIS arena in Bruce.
The event is a bright, affordable two days of costumes, computer gaming, panels and events. This year’s guests include the hosts of ABC’s “Good Game Spawn Point”.
The annual Phenomenon gaming convention is fast approaching.
Phenomenon 2017: Storm is a roleplaying convention with some tabletop games included among the freeform, triptych and diptych gaming. The weekend includes a costume contest, a banquet and a Friday-night writing panel.
Pheno is happening over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, 09-12 June, 2017 at the Daramalan College, Dickson, ACT.
Online registration is now open. The convention organisers strongly recommended anyone does not to leave it until the Friday night to register. “Some games fill up well before the convention starts and while every effort is made to accommodate your preferences the GMs need to sleep some time”.
For details see http://pheno.org.au/
(The CSFS is not associated with this event).
The 2016 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and Analog AnLab Awards were announced and presented on May 20, 2017.
The Asimov’s Readers’ Awards winners for 2016 are:
Best Novella – “Lazy Dog Out”, Suzanne Palmer (4-5/2016)
Best Novelette – “I Married a Monster from Outer Space”, Dale Bailey (3/2016)
Best Short Story was tied between – “The Mutants Men Don’t See”, James Alan Gardner (8/2016), and “All That Robot . . .”, Rich Larson (9/2016)
Best Poem – “After”, Herb Kauderer (10-11/2016)
Best Cover Artist – Donato Giancola
The Analog Science Fiction and Fact: Analytical Laboratory winners are:
Best Novella – “The Coward’s Option”, Adam-Troy Castro (3/2016)
Best Novelette – “Detroit Hammersmith: Zero-Gravity Toilet Repairman [Retired]”, Suzanne Palmer (9/2016)
Best Short Story – “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary”, Frank Wu (11/2016)
Best Fact Article – “Energy for the Future”, Richard A. Lovett (7-8/2016)
Best Poem – “Somebody I Used to Love Asks Me Who Marie Curie Is”, Carly Rubin (3/2016)
Best Cover – December 2016 by Vincent DiFate
Time: 11am – 5pm, 18 March
The ABC is hosting Australian first live event broadcast on April 4, 5 and 6.
Over three consecutive nights, across ABC, ABC2 and ABC iview renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox and presenter Julia Zemiro to inspire the nation to ‘look up’ and appreciate the unique wonders of space and our cosmos. Professor Cox and Julia will be joined by experts including astrophysicist Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith from the CSIRO; astronomer Greg Quicke; Indigenous Australian Michael Anderson; and ‘Citizen Science’ advocate Dr Chris Lintott.
Broadcasting live from the Siding Spring Observatory, Australia’s premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory, Professor Cox will lead a breathtaking journey through space using state-of-the-art technology and interacting live with viewers.
Viewers have the opportunity to have their night sky pictures and video featured on the show – by adding the hashtag #StargazingABC to Instagram, or uploading at abc.net.au/stargazing.
In their own unique style, the pair will tackle some of the most intriguing questions in astronomy, such as what happens if you were sucked into a Black Hole, and do aliens exist? Closer to home, there will also be hints and tips for getting started in stargazing and advice on navigating your way around the skies.
Following each night’s Stargazing Live broadcast on ABC will be Stargazing Live: Back To Earth, a 30-minute special on ABC2 in which viewers can use social media to put questions directly to Professor Cox and Julia and take part in astronomy related discussions and debates live on air. Audiences will be encouraged to send questions to #CoxQuestions.
In the lead up to Stargazing Live, a comprehensive suite of astronomy-themed content will be showcased across ABC Radio, TV, iview and online.
Stargazing Live 4, 5, 6 April 2017 8.30pm AEST & ABC iview, 8pm SA + NT, 8.30pm AWST
Stargazing Live: Back To Earth 9.30pm AEST on ABC2 & ABC iview, 9pm SA + NT, 9.30pm AWST
Both programs will also be streamed live on both ABC TV Facebook and Youtube channels.
This is the suggested list of restaurants for our 2017 meetings. This list was confirmed at the annual general meeting.
Jan – Vikings club, Chisholm
Feb – Fortune Cookie, Melba
Mar – Turkish Delight, Belconnen
Apr – Taste of India, Phillip
May – Ethiopia Down Under, Pearce
Jun – Thai Ayutthaya, Belconnen
Jul – Iron Chef, Mawson
Aug – Turkish Grill, Erindale
Sep – Hellenic Club, Woden
Oct – changed to Taste of India, Phillip
Nov – My’s Vietnamese, Weston
Dec – Saffron, Kingston
The Canberra Science Fiction Society’s annual general meeting will be this Thursday at 7.30pm at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden.
The science fantasy tv series ‘Outlander’ is to be broadcast on SBS starting this Thursday night (20 October) at 9.30pm.
Based on the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series follows the adventures of a woman who finds herself transported from the late 1940s to 1743 in Scotland.
The series was filmed on location in Scotland with a lot of attention to detailed costuming and good acting.
Definitely worth a watch