Sydney Science Festival 2020

**As a result of COVID-19, the Sydney Science Festival is unable to proceed in 2020**

As a Principal Partner of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) (opens in a new window) and the Sydney Science Festival, (opens in a new window) Western Sydney University invites academics to showcase their research at one of the Sydney Science Festival events during National Science Week (opens in a new window) to demonstrate some of the brilliant research being undertaken at Western.

The Sydney Science Festival 2020 (#SSF2020) runs from 13–23 August 2020 and includes talks by some of the world’s best researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and family events. Last year Western Sydney University hosted thirteen events and displays around the University and across Sydney which were very well attended.

How to participate

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) is calling for Expressions of Interest (DOCX, 1571.31 KB) (opens in a new window) for your participation at the Sydney Science Festival 2020. This form provides participants with the opportunity to put forward your ideas for consideration by the Western Sydney University MAAS SSF 2020 Steering Committee. If approved they will be submitted to the Sydney Science Festival committee for consideration.

EOIs close: 1 April 2020

For more information, please email Judy Foster or call 9678 7419.

2019 events

Date/Time Event RegistrationLocation
Wed 7 Aug
12pm - 1:30pm
Lecture
Urban ecology in a changing climate (opens in a new window) Chatswood Library
Fri 9 Aug
10am - 2pm
Display
Pollinator Power: beautiful bountiful bees and bugs (opens in a new window)  Parramatta South Campus
Fri 9 Aug
12pm - 1pm
Lecture
Who are our pollinators? (opens in a new window) Parramatta South Campus
Fri 9 Aug
11am - 1pm
Presentation
WomSAT and all things WOMBAT (opens in a new window) Parramatta South Campus
Fri 9 Aug
10am - 1pm
Display/Lecture
Detecting cancer with magnets (opens in a new window) Parramatta South Campus
Fri 9 Aug
1pm - 5pm
Panel discussion
Collaborating on improving community health (opens in a new window) Parramatta South Campus
Mon 12 Aug
6pm - 7:30pm
Lecture

Dr Ragbir Bhathal FRSN: Aboriginal Astronomy (opens in a new window)

Pitt Street, Sydney
Tue 13 Aug
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lecture
Cooling the city with trees (opens in a new window) Penrith Library
Tue 13 Aug
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lecture
Disease Threats to Honeybees (opens in a new window) Hawkesbury Central Library

Wed 14 Aug
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lecture

Resilient Plants (opens in a new window)

Stanhope Gardens Library

Sat 17 Aug
7pm - 9pm
Presentation
Penrith Observatory Public Astronomy Night (opens in a new window) Penrith Observatory
Sat 17 Aug
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Display
Shake hands with robots Pepper and Nao (opens in a new window) Parramatta Library
Sat 17 Aug
2:30pm - 8pm
Presentation
The Planets - Music and Science in the Park (opens in a new window) Centennial Park, Sydney