At the library, August 12, 2017

SCIENCE TIME: Extreme meteorologist Dean Narramore will be sharing his experiences of storm chasing across the American Midwest.

SCIENCE TIME: Extreme meteorologist Dean Narramore will be sharing his experiences of storm chasing across the American Midwest.

NATIONAL Science Week begins today. The Riverina Science Hub will be participating along with Science Hubs across Australia.

From a pop-up planetarium, to kitchen chemistry, stargazing and Indigenous science, this year’s Riverina Science Festival is set to be the biggest yet.

For those who read last fortnight’s column you will be aware of some of our events including the National Indigenous Science Education Program Community Day to be held at the Tolland Community and Sky Stories, a family  astronomy evening.

Some exciting new events have been announced – the Riverina Science Hub, through funding from Inspiring Australia, supports Nerd Nite Wagga, held at the Union Hotel on Thursday, August 17, from 7.30pm.

Come and hear three brainy presenters including local presenters, Nerd boss, Peter Casey and executive oOfficer of Eastern Riverina Arts, Scott Howie, as well as Melbourne based extreme meteorologist Dean Narramore. 

Ever since Dean can remember, he has had a keen interest and fascination with all things weather and especially severe weather. He came to understand the importance of rain was a vital part of life as he grew up in Mildura, increasing his passion for weather and meteorology, as he grew older.

If you want to learn, more about storm chasing across tornado alley book your tickets at wagga.nerdnite.com.

Another great event is the Science of Flight. Always wanted to go to a Flying Day, but you don't have time to organise it?  Then let the Riverina Science Festival do all the hard work for you!

Jump on the Science Bus and spend the day seeing flying from a new angle, at a special Riverina Science Festival rate. “Science Bus” with us to celebrate the majesty of Flight at the Temora Aviation Museum Showcase Flying Day. 

The Showcase will feature the Supermarine Spitfire, CA-16 Wirraway, DH-82A Tiger Moth, Boeing Stearman, P-40 Kittyhawk, and Lockheed Hudson.

See flying from a new angle and get closer to the flying action. You’ll get your bus fare and entry to the museum at a special Riverina Science Festival rate. Visit bit.ly/Science_of_Flight to book.

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