The Gungahlin Library is hosting a Star Wars Reads Day.
The day, for kids aged 7 to 16, is Saturday 14 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Come and decide if the Empire or the Rebels are the victors in the Battle for Gungahlin Library.
Bookings are essential
The event includes a costume contest, Star Wars themed crafts, Star Wars story readings, and photo opportunities with Jedi and Storm Troopers.
For anyone interested in science…
Over six days this week, Questacon is hostingEuroscience which is a programme of activities telling the story of the past, present and future of European science and technology.
The presentations at Questacon cover the CERN Large Hadron Collider, Marie Curie, the future of energy technology, European astronomy, European dinosaurs and guest scientists in the Qlab.
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).
Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp is displaying his entire collection of Doctor Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.
The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who related memorabilia.
Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Timothy’s collection ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.
At the Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601. Open daily. Exhibition ends November 20
In case you’d missed the news, Conflux 11 , Canberra’s Annual Speculative Fiction convention is occurring on the October long weekend (2-5 October) at the Novotel Canberra in the City.
Details about the convention are available at their website.
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society is holding a public observing night this Friday, 25 September, from 7pm.
“Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory, including Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths, and observations on several telescopes.” More details are available from the ANU website
This event is free and open to the public. Warm clothing is recommended.
To celebrate the 800th anniversay of the Magna Carta in 1215, a Medieval Fest is being held on Monday 8 June at Old Parliament House.
This free entry event includes – medieval combat demonstrations, ‘make your own Magna Carta’, live music and dance, kids medieval arts and crafts, juggling lessons, dress ups, tours and talks, and medieval foods. 10am to 3pm
PHENOMENON 2015—PHENO BY FIRELIGHT
A roleplaying games convention
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND, 5–8 JUNE 2015
DARAMALAN COLLEGE, DICKSON, CANBERRA ACT
Details at http://pheno.org.au/terms.html