Geoscience Australia Open Day

johnboy 15 July 2011 1


This has come over my desk and looks like good clean educational family fun.

Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day is being held on Sunday 21 August 2011, as part of National Science Week. Come find out how we are Applying Geoscience to Australia’s Most Important Challenges in a fun and engaging way. Explore science displays. Listen to talks from our researchers. Visit our rock dating instrument the SHRIMP, the Australian Tsunami Warning Centre and our Fossil Labs. Take a walk through geological time.

Kids’ activities all day long. All members of the community are invited to attend the Open Day. Corner Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston, ACT. For more information contact 6249 9673 or or visit our website

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Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:41 am 15 Jul 11

Always a great outing for the family.

Make sure you take a set of dry clothes for the kids because the gem panning ponds are always incredibly popular – but also very wet.

But I will say again, hoping someone from Geoscience reads this:

The water is always freezing and in the shade on the south side of this wonderful passive solar building. It isn’t good for the health of our kids. Please put the panning ponds on the northern side of the building in the sunshine. And consider not filling them until the morning so the water isn’t as cold? It’s a lot easier to see the gemstones in the sunshine too!

It would also be great if there was someone there able to discuss the potential for using geothermal air conditioning in Canberra housing – given the GA building is itself managed this way.


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