Discovery After Dark – tonight

johnboy 18 May 2010 3

It might seem a little strange for the CSIRO to be pushing itself as an entertainment venue.

But according to Facebook they’re giving it a go:

Location: CSIRO Discovery Centre
Street: Clunies Ross St

Discovery After Dark – a special International Year of Biodiversity event

You ought to reward yourself after a long hard day at work. CSIRO Discovery Centre invites you to an evening of after-hours fun.Exciting new local band Graveyards provide the ambience, while you can roam the Discovery floor.

Our mixologists Liz and Claire will be whipping up some appropriately science-themed cocktails to enjoy as you bring out your inner child in our hands-on laboratory, let our 3D theatre blow your mind, or watch our sticks insects and turtles teach you who’s boss in our Live Creatures show

To cap off the night, we present an open-mike event. Celebrating International Year of Biodiversity, bring along your own performance piece on the theme of biodiversity, nature, science or discovery. It could be a poem, story, song, drama, comedy piece or party trick! It must be your original creation and not more than two minutes in duration. Compete for massive prizes – $1000 in book voucher prizes.

5.30pm Doors open and cocktails served
6.00pm Local indie band Graveyards play in the Discovery atrium
6.30pm Live creatures show
7.00pm SPECIAL OPEN MIKE EVENT – emcee local experimental poet Hal Judge

CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross St.
More information: 6246 4646 or

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3 Responses to Discovery After Dark – tonight
Ari Ari 1:59 am 19 May 10

Fisho said :

Kate Carnell certainly did a first rate job of promoting Canberra and getting local events airtime.

Right on! Yeah, I wasn’t even a local at the time, but thanks to Kate’s promotional skills I was there for the great hospital implosion. Now that was a hoot.

Mathman Mathman 12:28 am 19 May 10

Cocktails, band, science exhibits, 3D theatre, insects and an open mike – we science types know how to party!

And it will be all over by 7:15 so we can be home in bed by 8.

Fisho Fisho 6:36 pm 18 May 10


An event in canberra being advertised *before* it happens?
I thought accepted practice was to hear about things after the fact by reading about it in the local rag.

Opinions on job performance may vary, but Kate Carnell certainly did a first rate job of promoting Canberra and getting local events airtime.

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