Indigenous secrets of Midlands, chemistry in dance, and a pop-up science bar

▪ The Science Cowboy, the chemistry of colour, cat behaviour, insect eyesight, Antarctic secrets, a VR tour of old Hobart and more at the Festival of Bright Ideas.

▪ The Tassie devil’s advocate, a sneezing scientist and a seaweed lover: Young Tassie Scientists tour the state.

▪ Dinosaurs, science shows, Moon-landing memories and a night at the museum, in Launceston.

▪ Will the Y chromosome become extinct, and can we bring the Tassie tiger back from extinction? Hear from science academy experts.

▪ Invasive species cocktails, engineering coral reefs, and exploring the tech of retro videogames at a pop-up science bar.

▪ Three elements, three choreographers, three composers and 18 performers: it’s chemistry in dance.

▪ Comedy meets science: laugh about why you make poor choices.

▪ Learn about Tasmania’s Midlands from thousands of years of Aboriginal science.

▪ Take the Aha! Challenge and test your brain’s creative insight.

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