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August 2015

Star Bar

August 22, 2015 @ 17:30 - 19:30
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Come to the 'Star Bar' on Saturday 22nd August from 5.30-7.30pm to have a drink and see the best of the photos from the Goodness Festival's  "Introduction to Astrophotography" workshop.

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Musical Comedy Show

August 22, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Mercantile Club, 159 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$25

The Comedy Emporium is at it again, but this time with a musical twist. The team of performers are pulling out everything and anything for what is going to be a massive collaboration show. Doing what the Comedy Emporium does best, showing off local talent while having a damn good time. The team will be hosting a night of comedy and entertainment to the theme of musical comedy. With acts already lined up such as the Geraldton Improv Comedy Troupe,…

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Leaning Tree Community School Spring Fair

August 23, 2015 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Leaning Tree Steiner School, Bayly St
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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The LTCS annual Spring Fair is a celebration of wholesome family fun. We welcome the warmer weather with a Maypole Dance, tasty homemade food, homespun entertainment and stalls brimming with activities and crafted items. The 2014 Spring Fair was a highlight of the Festival for families and children. Goodness Festival Partners Inspiring Australia,  City of Greater Geraldton and Pollinators Inc    

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August 2016

2016 Astrofest – Astrophotography Exhibition

August 4, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Explore the cosmos through the eyes of twenty talented astrophotographers in the seventh annual Astrofest exhibition -- Now in its seventh year, Astrofest celebrates and showcases Western Australian astrophotographers and astro-imagers. The 2016 exhibition showcases the superb accomplishments of twenty talented Western Australian astro-imagers to record stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond. Deep space objects are shown in extraordinary detail, using telescope based imaging combined with the power of sophisticated image processing. The Astrofest Astrophotography…

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Launch of Astrofest, Goodness Festival and National Science Week

August 4, 2016 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Help us launch a month of activities to inspire, engage and create: 2016 AstroFest exhibition, Goodness Festival and National Science Week. -- Every year more than 3000 people across the Mid West are inspired, learn and create through science engagement, sustainability and innovation activities during August. 2016 has an inspired program of exhibitions, workshops, tours, collaboration and learning opportunities. Please join with partners and passionate supporters to kick off a month of engagement, energy and enjoyment. Activities on the evening will include: Networking, canapés and…

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Geraldton Gardens Bus Tours

August 13, 2016 @ 09:00 - 15:30
City of Greater Geraldton, Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Australia
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$30

Join Friends of Greater Geraldon Gardens for an EXTENDED tour of Greater Geraldton's biodiversity, gardens and art installations. -- 13th of August FroGGs tour through Pollinators leaves Railway Station and follows the City of Greater Geraldtons Art Drive via Greenough, Walkaway, Ellendale, Mullewa, Pindar and back here. This is an opportunity to see the wildflowers as well as the art installations. Lunch is available at Mullewa, but has to be purchased. Fruit and water is available on the bus and Stan Maley will…

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Chapman River Wildlife Walk

August 14, 2016 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Chapman River Wildlife Corrider, Spalding Park
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free Sold out

Put your explorer shoes on and join ecologists, conservationists and passionate 'Friends' for a guided walk along the Chapman River Wildlife Corridor -- We will discover the hidden treasures of the Chapman River Wildlife Corridor - home to more than 300 plant, 123 bird, 22 reptile and frog species. Dr Jessica Stingemore and Jenna Brooker will be your guides, tuning you in to the natural wonders: glorious wildflowers, chirping birds, lazy reptiles and cryptic mammals right at your door step. Participants will have…

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Science Laboratory Open Day

August 15, 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Central Regional TAFE, 175 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Australia
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Free

Open day at Central Regional TAFE science laboratory. -- Do you want to get hands-on with some interesting science? Join us for the open day at Central Regional TAFE science laboratory during science week. Come along and experience science. There will be specific activities suitable for all ages including: Fingerprinting and Dusting fingerprints Water testing Fossil/Rock/Flora investigation Microbe viewing (agar plates and slides of environmental samples) Laboratory tours Come to TAFE off Fitzgerald St, Geraldton and find B Block.

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SciFilm Launch + “Life Off Grid”

August 17, 2016 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Enjoy the launch of SciFilm science short film festival before the feature length "Off Grid" film. -- Amateur film-makers around Regional WA are submitting short science films as part of the SciFilm competition, and on 17th August the first of the winning films will be shown. Following the SciFilm launch the feature length film 'Off Grid' will be shown, a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results. --…

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KickStart – new ideas and ventures

August 18, 2016 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Geraldton University Centre, 33 Onslow Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$100 – $150

Invest in your innovation: rapid and effective learning to grow a new idea, venture or solve a problem in just 8 hours. -- This day of accelerated learning is focused on innovation and education through action. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, to form a team, or just to do some applied learning about how to grow a venture, this workshop is the best place to start. Within one day you will learn skills, tools and build relationships critical to the…

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Astrofest Floor Talk with Dr John Goldsmith

August 18, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:15
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Listen to Dr John Goldsmith deliver astrophotography talks and improve your skills. -- Dr Goldsmith will be in Geraldton from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August as part of the 2016 Goodness Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival, delivering astrophotography talks in the exhibition space and providing tips to budding astrophotographers on how they can improve their techniques. Dr Goldsmith’s visit to Geraldton is supported by the WA Museum Geraldton and Scinapse via the Commonwealth Government’s Inspiring Australia program. The State…

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Navigating Nutrition – tasting tour at TAFE

August 18, 2016 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant, 173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$25

A unique opportunity to try some popular diets while hearing from experts about their relative nutritional benefits. -- Do you watch what you eat? There are many reasons to be mindful about the food you eat: sports performance, longevity, taste or ethical  principles. There are also an endless array of fads, trends and principles promoted to us. But what's the science behind it all? Join us for a delicious and informative lunchtime discussion about the science of nutrition. Hosted at Central Regional TAFE's training restaurant you will…

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Smart Health Symposium

August 18, 2016 @ 17:30 - 20:00
WA Centre for Rural Health, 167 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Free

Insights into being smarter about health for public and professionals, featuring outstanding local and international experts. -- Could we be smarter about health? Healthier ourselves, but also more effective in enabling others and our communities to be healthy? Join a range of experts with local insight and a global perspective on the latest innovations and best practice in Smart Health. Speakers will present on new apps and technology to assist with heart disease management through to creative activities with youth…

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‘Sense of Place’ Public Lecture

August 18, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

What is sense of place? Sense of place is a social phenomenon that exists independently of any one individual's perception or experiences, yet is dependent on human engagement for its existence. Join us and hear how a 'sense of place' can be derived from a mix of natural and cultural features in the landscape, and the people who occupy the place. There will also be a special viewing of the 'Murchison elders pass on Indigenous cultural knowledge' film, as seen…

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Shark Bay Science Weekend – Science is all around us

August 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Shark Bay Western Australia Australia + Google Map

During National Science Week come and celebrate science in Shark Bay. Shark bay Science Evening When: 19th August at 6pm Where: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort What: Leading Shark Bay scientists present and discuss their research Cost: Free Event Hamelin Station Reserve Science Fair When: 20th – 21st August, 10am start on the 20th, camp over night Where: Hamelin Outback Station Stay, Hamelin Station Reserve What: Bring your tent and food to enjoy a fascinating weekend of ecology tours, stromatolite tours,…

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Regional Social Innovation Symposium

August 19, 2016 @ 08:30 - 12:15
Geraldton University Centre, 33 Onslow Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free – $25

Learn from and with the leaders ventures and innovations from regional WA. -- Regional Social Innovations is a symposium bringing together people and ventures that demonstrate innovation in achieving social and community outcomes. Beyond tech startups and traditional NFPs there are a growing group of ventures doing things quite differently to the norm, differently to each other, but with a shared ethos, big impact, and are receiving national attention. This symposium will be a unique opportunity to learn together - the format is deigned to be both intimate and open.…

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Astrofest Floor Talk with Dr John Goldsmith

August 19, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:15
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Listen to Dr John Goldsmith deliver astrophotography talks and improve your skills. -- Dr Goldsmith will be in Geraldton from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August as part of the 2016 Goodness Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival, delivering astrophotography talks in the exhibition space and providing tips to budding astrophotographers on how they can improve their techniques. Dr Goldsmith’s visit to Geraldton is supported by the WA Museum Geraldton and Scinapse via the Commonwealth Government’s Inspiring Australia program. The State…

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‘Research and Innovation in a Changing Climate’ Nature Symposium

August 19, 2016 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Geraldton University Centre, 33 Onslow Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$15 – $25

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council's popular Nature Symposium event is back again this year and set to be even bigger and better than last year. Themed 'Research and Innovation in a Changing Climate' this years symposium event is bringing together some of Western Australia's cutting edge scientists for an informative, inspiring and highly-interactive event for professionals and passionate community members. Each of the speakers will share their expertise, insights and advice from the leading edge of their domain: modelling future climates, understanding…

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Shooting Stars: Astrophotography

August 20, 2016 @ 09:30 - 11:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Insights, tips and tutoring on the art of astrophotography from two of Western Australia's leading astrophotographers. -- How can you take amazing astro-images? Join Dr John Goldsmith and Ken Lawson for three brief and interactive demonstration sessions. Each session will provide tips on how to get the best out of your camera equipment and to expand your understanding of astrophotography. Held in the surroundings of the AstroFest 2016 exhibition at WA Museum (Geraldton), the presenters will demonstrate some incredible astrophotography…

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Goodness GeroSoup Pitches

August 20, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$20

Join a special edition of GeroSoup during Goodness: meet great people, share a meal and do some micro-investing....or submit a pitch and crowd fund for your venture. -- GeroSoup is an innovative event that crowdfunds support for local innovations and ideas. On each GeroSoup night there may be 3-5 ventures ‘pitched’. Every person in the room not only hears about great ideas, but is their own micro-investor through committing $20 to each of these exciting new ventures. Each presenter has just a 3 minutes to present…

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Geraldton Gardens Bus Tours

August 21, 2016 @ 10:00 - 14:00
City of Greater Geraldton, Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, Australia
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$25

Join Friends of Greater Geraldon Gardens and tour Geraldton's biodiversity, backyards and community gardens. -- 21st of August FroGGs tour through Pollinators leaves Railway Station for a wildflower, general interest tour of Greenough and back through Walkaway and around Geraldton calling at the Chapman River, the Arboretum and other places of interest depending on time. Fruit and water is available on the bus and Stan Maley will be commentating and answering questions. Cost is $25.00

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NACC Coastal Community Trailer Launch & Beach Walk

August 21, 2016 @ 10:30 - 13:30

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council's (NACC) Coastal & Marine Team will be launching their new Coastal Community Engagement Trailer and hosting a guided Beach Walk at this year's Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day. -- Come down and talk to the Coastal and Marine Team about your local coastal environment and discover new and exciting displays! Grab your lunch and make sure you are there for a Guided Beach Walk at 12:30pm to learn about coastal native plants and the creatures that…

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Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day

August 21, 2016 @ 10:30 - 13:30

Celebrate International Lighthouse Lightship weekend with a visit inside the iconic Pt Moore Lighthouse and interactive presentations and displays on coast safety, conservation and more. -- Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day is to acknowledge the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. We hope to promote the iconic lighthouse as a special feature in our maritime history, and support it's place in the heritage of the Batavia coast. The day will feature a visit inside of the Lighthouse, with the assistance of the Australian…

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‘Inspiring Women in Science’ Breakfast with Lyn Beazley

August 24, 2016 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Zeewijk Training Restaurant, 173 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$30

Inspiration and networking for women in science, with former Chief Scientist, Lyn Beazley -- Join us for an inspiring women's breakfast event with nationally renowned scientist and former WA Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley. Hear Lyn tell you about her experiences being a women and working in high level science across a number of science industries in Australia. This event is ideally suited to women who are passionate about science and are interested in hearing from an inspiring woman. There will…

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July 2017

Ministry of Data Launch Party – Social Meetup

July 28, 2017 @ 17:30 - 19:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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What is the Ministry of Data Challenge? The Ministry of Data (MoD) hosts hackathons to solve the most curious technological problems faced by Government agencies. Open to developers, data aficionados, business analytics, and innovators for a better world, a MoD Hackathon is an opportunity to solve a real problem and have that solution noticed. Ministry of Data is coming to Geraldton in August 2017! This exciting hackathon will take place at CityHive Friday 25th – Sunday 27th. Friday (5:30pm-8pm), Saturday…

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August 2017

Astrophotography Exhibition Opening & Goodness Launch

August 3, 2017 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

The launch of Goodness Festival 2017 will take place at the Museum of Geraldton. This event will showcase the agenda for the highly anticipated festival and will commence the opening of the Astrofest Astrophotography exhibition. The 2017 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition is presented at Western Australia’s biggest annual astronomy festival in Perth, as well as being on display as part of the Mount Magnet astro-rocks festival and the Museum of Geraldton’s travelling exhibition program. Now in its eighth year, Astrofest celebrates…

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Pollinators GeroSoup Pledge for Goodness

August 11, 2017 @ 17:30 - 19:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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Are you a group doing amazing things for your community? Come to Cityhive THIS FRIDAY for our GeroSoup - Pledge for Goodness  and "share the goodness" you are doing in your community! Pollinators’ GeroSoup Pledge for Goodness event is not only an evening of community ideas, great food and drink but also a chance to learn more about the upcoming Goodness Festival 2017! Goodness Festival The Goodness Festival 2017 was created to inspire and engage more than 3000 people in science,…

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Ban the Bag – Canvas bag painting workshop

August 12, 2017 @ 09:00 - 12:00
ACDC – Arts & Cultural Development Council of Geraldton, 189 Marine terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

In conjunction with the Goodness Festival, ACDC is running a "ban the bag" workshop for children. With artist Jayne Rollinson, participants will design and paint a canvas bag to reduce the need for plastics, as well as contribute to a mural. $5 per participant; price includes bag and fruit platter. You can also view this event on Facebook>

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Blooming Marvellous Bus Tour

August 12, 2017 @ 13:00 - 17:00
Geraldton Visitors Centre, 246 Marine Terrace, Geraldton
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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$5 – $15.00

Hop to It! Botanical delights await as you join FROGGS (Friends of Geraldton Gardens) on a biodiversity adventure. During this tour you will discover some of the hidden bushlands and gardens around the region such as the Muir Park Arboretum, Northampton Botanic Line, Nanson-Howatharra Rd Reserve and a visit to a local private garden. You will have ample time to take photographs and immerse yourself in the wonder. Afternoon tea will be provided Bring: Drink bottle (water will be supplied), hat,…

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Drylands Permaculture Farm Tour

August 13, 2017 @ 09:30 - 11:30
Drylands Permaculture Farm, 333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, WA 6530 Australia
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$10.00

Experience the magic this place holds and see the beauty created of an established well designed, semi arid oasis nestled in the outskirts of rural Waggrakine. Walk beneath the canopy of the food forest and see how the fertility is maintained using various animals. Twenty nine years ago, Julie Firth along with numerous volunteers embarked on a dryland challenge of turning a cleared sandplain block into a thriving productive organic permaculture system. Experience the hum and energy of this established…

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National Tree Day Bush Tucker Garden

August 13, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:30
Chapman Valley Primary School, 3310 Chapman Road
Nabawa, WA 6532 Australia
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Families, community and businesses are invited to the Chapman Valley Primary School's Tree Planting. Bring sun protection, closed in shoes and water bottle. RSVP by 11 August 2017. For more information and to RSVP please contact Sarah Taylor 0408 891 502 or sarah.taylor@nacc.com.au or register via Eventbrite.com.au Rally around the Valley car tour is also on prior to the planting. For more information please contact Rotarian Di Gilleland on 0419 854 413.  

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Secret Spaces – Geraldton Bureau of Meteorology Tour

August 14, 2017 @ 12:30 - 13:30
Bureau of Meteorology, Lot 101 Arthur Road
Moonyanooka, WA Australia
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Free

Geraldton Meteorological Office is a weather station that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s national observation network. Learn how the Bureau measures rainfall, temperature and evaporation. A weather balloon release is included in the tour. Free weather information packs available. NOTE This tour requires an induction. All visitors must watch the video below and read this document. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtia5m6EBbQ

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Secret Spaces – Geraldton Radiology Tour

August 14, 2017 @ 16:00 - 16:30
St John of God Healthcare Campus, 12 Hermitage Street
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free

Join Andrew Hopkins Chief Radiographer & IT Manager from Geraldton Radiology for a fascinating insight into the world of radio imaging. Radiology is the medical specialty using various imaging modalities to obtain a diagnosis from a Radiographic opinion. Originally it was the aspect of medical science dealing with the medical use of electromagnetic energy emitted by x-ray machines or other such radiation devices for the purpose of obtaining visual information as part of medical imaging. Modern day radiological imaging is…

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POSTPONED “Improv” ing Science Communication Workshop

August 15, 2017 @ 08:30 - 15:00
CityHive, 184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, Western Australia 6530 Australia
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$40.00 – $60.00

DUE TO SCHEDULING ISSUES THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW. We are all scientists but communicating good science and its outcomes is traditionally not something we are good at. It is a vital skill needed for community support and future funding outcomes. This workshop presented by professional science communicators is for anyone doing science in the region who would like to be able to better communicate what they do and why they do it. In…

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Is Your Garden Drinking Too Much? – With Neville Passmore

August 15, 2017 @ 17:30 - 19:00
Central Regional TAFE, 175 Fitzgerald St
Geraldton, Australia
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Free

Join Friends of Geraldton Gardens and gardening guru Neville Passmore to talk about plants and gardens for a drying climate. How to bring pollinators and wildlife into your garden plus Herbs to add spice to your food. Afternoon tea provided. Meet at Central Regional TAFE Geraldton Batavia Coast Maritime Institute Separation Point.

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Secret Spaces – Port Tour (RSVP essential)

August 16, 2017 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, 254 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free
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Ever wondered what really goes on behind the locked gates at the Geraldton Port? Here is your chance to find out! Join Scinapse and Mid-West Ports Authority staff on a behind the scenes tour through the Geraldton Port to see firsthand how the port operates and what MWP does to ensure the protection of the marine and coastal environment. As you will be entering the maritime security zone, you will need: A long sleeved shirt, Long pants and Fully enclosed…

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

August 16, 2017 @ 18:30 - 19:30
Queens Park Theatre, 75 Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea. Book tickets now! ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM is presented by Western Australian Museum & Perth Theatre Trust. Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you…

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Astrofest Astrophotography exhibition floortalk

August 17, 2017 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Pl
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Free
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Exhibition floortalk with curator and astrophotographer Dr John Goldsmith, featuring images by local photographer Ken Lawson.  

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Secret Spaces – Geraldton Bureau of Meteorology Tour

August 17, 2017 @ 12:30 - 13:30
Bureau of Meteorology, Lot 101 Arthur Road
Moonyanooka, WA Australia
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Free

Geraldton Meteorological Office is a weather station that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s national observation network. Learn how the Bureau measures rainfall, temperature and evaporation. A weather balloon release is included in the tour. Free weather information packs available. NOTE This tour requires an induction. All visitors must watch the video below and read this document. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtia5m6EBbQ

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Secret Spaces – Geraldton Bureau of Meteorology Tour

August 17, 2017 @ 15:30 - 16:30
Bureau of Meteorology, Lot 101 Arthur Road
Moonyanooka, WA Australia
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Free

Geraldton Meteorological Office is a weather station that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s national observation network. Learn how the Bureau measures rainfall, temperature and evaporation. A weather balloon release is included in the tour. Free weather information packs available. NOTE This tour requires an induction. All visitors must watch the video below and read this document. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtia5m6EBbQ

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