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Sci Fi Event 2024

January 20, 2024 @ 18:00 - 22:00

20th January

6.00pm – 10.00pm

The Sci-Fi Event is back!

Science and Science-Fiction have a had a long and symbiotic relationship. From Asimov, Wells, Banks, Verne to Clarke, Roddenberry and many others, these giants of science-fiction have paved the way for many new inventions that we take for granted these days.

Science-Fiction fuels the imagination, while Science aims to realize some of those visions.

Celebrate your love of science fiction with the family and like-minded others. Dress up as your science fiction heroes, battle it out over your knowledge of sci-fi music. Have a lovely picnic listening to sci-fi inspired tunes. We have some great entry prizes and for our competitions. More information soon……

Schedule:
6pm:  Gates Open

6.15pm- 7.30pm: Live Music – Young and seasoned musicians: Do you play in a band with friends or School? Can Sci Fi music be part of your repertoire?
We would love to have you on board for our Sci Fi event on 20th January.
Contact scifi@ballaratobservatory.org.au with music in the subject heading to book an audition / EOI for a space on our “Stage”. EOI closes 10th January.

6.15pm – 7.00pm: Water Rocket Launching and children’s activities

6:30pm- 7.30pm: Safe Observation of the Sun, Camera Obscura Demonstrations

7.00pm – Astronomy Storytime for children in Brittain House

7.30pm –  Costume Parade and Door Prize Announcements

8.00pm – Sci Fi Talk with ____

8.30pm Sci-Fi Music Quiz

8.45pm Sunset – Viewing at Telescopes begins for children looking at the Moon then as it gets darker, Saturn low in the West and Jupiter NNW and deep sky objects.

10.00pm – Close or when viewing finishes.

 

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Science and Science-Fiction have a had a long and symbiotic relationship. From Asimov, Wells, Banks, Verne to Clarke, Roddenberry and many others, these giants of science-fiction have paved the way for many new inventions that we take for granted these days

Science-Fiction fuels the imagination, while Science aims to realize some of those visions.

– Is faster than light possible?

– Can humans ever time travel?

– Is the quantum universe real?

– Can string theory provide a viable solution to the concept of multiverse?

– Can we really one day say: Beam me up Scotty!

All these questions and more will be answered during our presentation about the Science and Science-fiction

On the 18th of January 2014, the Ballarat Observatory held its’ first Sci-Fi Event ever in Ballarat. This event is STRICTLY NOT about extraterrestrials, UFOs, paranormal, fantasy, or anything that has no connection to Science. This event is geared at showing how the real science that is done by scientists has some connection to science-fiction. It is also about showing that good science almost always starts as fiction, and it may take a while (decades or even millennia) before it is realized.

Just to have fun, you can even come dressed as your favorite character from science-fiction! Prizes for best character :)

 

Examples of science-fiction:

– Star Trek

– The Time Machine

– 2001 a Space Odyssey

– Fringe

– Dune

– Blade Runner

– Characters from classic novels by Clarke, Asimov, Bendford, Banks, Wells, Verne, Landis

– Dr. Who- Flash Gordon

This is not an exhaustive list, however, it provides a good guide.

 

Examples of movies/books NOT considered science-fiction:

– Harry Potter

– Dungeons and Dragons

– Lord of the Rings

– Narnia

– Peter Pan

– anything to do with magic

– X-files

– ghosts, demons and spirits

 

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Most recent event 2018

First Sci Fi event 2014

 

 

 

Thankyou to our sponsors

 

Details

Date:
January 20, 2024
Time:
18:00 - 22:00

Details

Date:
January 20, 2024
Time:
18:00 - 22:00
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