Science week fun at Jigamy

National Science Week is being celebrated at Jigamy Farm with a visit by University of NSW astrophysicist Dr Duane Hamacher.

National Science Week is being celebrated at Jigamy Farm with a visit by University of NSW astrophysicist Dr Duane Hamacher.

National Science Week is being celebrated at Jigamy Farm, with a visit by University of NSW astrophysicist Dr Duane Hamacher.

Dr Hamacher is a lecturer and Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit. 

His research focuses on cultural astronomy and geomythology, with an emphasis on Australia and Oceania.

He has been invited to take part in National Science Week activities at the Keeping Place at Jigamy Farm on August 19.

Dr Hamacher was awarded a Discovery grant from the Australian Research Council to study the astronomy of Torres Strait Islanders.

In addition to Dr Hamacher’s presentation on Aboriginal astronomy, the program at Jigamy features a presentation on the science of the Bundian Way, a traditional pathway of more than 300km from the coast at Eden to Mt Kosciuszko.

There is plenty of other interesting activities offered locally during Science Week, inlcuding an open day at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre on August 23.

Check out the range of activities at www.alcw.org.au under the 'Events' tab.

Bookings are necessary for most of the events.

You can also get on to the National Science Week website, and Sapphire Science Hub Facebook page for more information.

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