Science Week | 13-21 August 2016
The Science of Sound
Get in the spirit of The Making of Midnight Oils with these three exciting workshops for young and old exploring the science of sound.
Thursday 18 August 4:30pm and 5:30pm | $5
Wiradjuri Elder Michael Lyons will hold a special after-school workshop teaching students how to use the Bullroarer. These amazing Wiradjuri instruments were vital for communication and ceremony, but there's more to them than meets the eye.
Against the Flow. City levee Tour
Saturday 20 August 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wagga is protected by a vast network of walls, gates, channels and tunnels that protect our city during floods and storms. But levees keep water in just as well as they keep water out, and this presents challenges for city engineers. During a flood, how do you let the stormwater out without letting the raging river in?
Sound Synthesizers in music and pop culture
Sunday 14th August | 10:30 - 12 | Free
Join Dave Burraston as he traces the development of synthesizers in an exciting historical presentation. How science and art intersected to pioneer the sounds that revolutionised pop culture.
Build an instrument (for ages 10 - 17)
Sunday 14th August | 13:00 – 14:30 | $10
Legendary sound artists The Wired Lab give kids an opportunity to build a synthesizer using the Arduino platform. While learning about the science of sound, participants will build and experiment with theremins, synthesizers and use chaos theory to make original music.