For any of us who may have thought that the CSIRO wouldn’t be interested in Science Fiction, they’ve gone and proved they are.
For National Science Week the CSIRO is hosting a sketch show The Science of Doctor Who. The performances are on Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12, at CSIRO Discovery in Clunes Ross St Acton.
The presenters are a comedian and three scientists. It sounds from the description as though it’s half debate half comedy.
During National Science Week, CSIRO Discovery and RiAus will be bringing together a group of experts and force them to sit through countless episodes of Doctor Who. Luckily, as well as being scientists (plus one science nerd), they’re also huge Doctor Who fans – one even looks suspiciously like one of the Doctors.
Join comedian Rob Lloyd, physicists Martin White and David Jennens (University of Melbourne), and astrophysicist Allie Ford (Monash University) as they take a light-hearted look inside Doctor Who. They’ll find out just how art interprets and imitates science, and how truthful some of the science is in science-fiction.
The CSIRO expects the performances to book out quickly, especially as this is Free. Details of the show and how to book are on their website here
CORRECTION – the exhibition is free. The show is $25. Apologies for the mistake