Geoscience Australia celebrates National Science Week

23 August 2007


Celebrating National Science Week on Sunday 26 August, Geoscience Australia is opening its doors to the community to showcase a diverse range of work activities.

Activities for all the family

Members of the public can discover how earthquakes are detected, pan for gold, tour the building, view Australia in 3D, become a seafloor detective and talk to the people who work for Australia's national geoscience research organisation. There's something for everyone.

"The continued success of Open Day is due largely to all the staff who generously volunteer their time every year," said Deputy CEO Dr Chris Pigram.

"The increasing number of visitors demonstrates the public's sincere interest in the innovative and relevant work that Geoscience Australia carries out. The number of visitors has increased by 110 per cent over the past four years, from 1400 in 2003 to 2946 in 2006."

When: Sunday 26 August 2007, 10am - 4pm

Where: Cnr of Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT.

Cost: Free

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013