August 2, 2017

The Far North Regional Science Hub has been busy this year, and the excitement is only ramping up as National Science Week approaches.

Started in 2016, the Far North Regional Science Hub covers almost 800,000 square km of sparsely populated arid and semi-arid country in northern South Australia. Spruiking science over such a vast area is no small task, yet the Hub has delivered a suite of events across the region.

Since January, 2017, The Hub has hosted botany and weed workshops in Roxby Downs and Andamooka, celebrated Arid Recovery’s 20 year anniversary with desert ecology presentations and made sustainability fun with a screening of Wall-E in the park.

National Science Week promises even more science excitement for the Far North. The Southern Cross Observatory Project is bringing its mobile astronomical observatory to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. The community will marvel at the night’s sky, viewed up-close and personal like never before.

Roxby’s Mad Scientists return for another year madness, with a free, hands-on event for children and young people. Attendees will experience a mini-science expo, with science experiments galore. And for the photographers, Woomera Area School is hosting a Photography Contest, merging science and art.

Wherever you are, from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy, come along and celebrate science with the Far North Hub!

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