Come to a fun night of entertaining science at Enlighten this Saturday 9th March and see the Poet's Guide to Science - a Sceptic Think Tank, then check out the lights afterwards.
There will also be a Q&A with the director and cast after the show discussing how the play came about and what it hopes to achieve.
It's a fictional play about scientific controversies in today's society, and features guest appearances by local scientists discussing their research. (not acting, but there is a chance they might dance...) For more info read the review below...
5.30 - 6.15 - Eat Noodles at night Noodle Markets (meet under the tall silver fluttery thing in Questacon demo forecourt)
6.30 - 8.00 - Poet's Guide Play
8.00 - 8.20 - Q & A with Michele Conyngham, Phil Dooley and Patrick Davies Trumper
8.30 - 11 Lights!
Hope to see you there,
Dr Suzette Searle from CPAS @ ANU said:
The play was was so enjoyable... rich with ideas,
cleverly written and very funny as the audience, two actors and three
guest scientists were brought together to look upon 'the meaning of
life, the universe and everything' through the differing and overlapping
lenses of the arts and sciences.
Michele Conyngham's dialogue was thoughtful, insightful and funny and the actors, Patrick Davies Trumper and Phil Dooley, were great to watch.
was the first time I had seen such a novel engagement of the public and
scientists on stage to explore what we know and what we choose to
believe about current and controversial scientific issues. It is a great contribution to the practice of science communication.
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Dr Phil Dooley
Science writer, videomaker, presenter and science communication trainer.
Physical: Canberra, Australia