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Australian Synchrotron Open Day 2017 - Light and Colour Show

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Australian Synchrotron

800 Blackburn Road

Clayton, VIC 3168

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Before booking tickets for the Light and Colour Show, please ensure you have registered for your free entry to the Synchrotron Open Day.

From human cells to paintings and fossils to advanced electronic devices, the work done at the Australian Synchrotron is helping to build a brighter future for all Australians. Shine a bright light on an object and you can see it more clearly. Shine intensely bright synchrotron light and you can see objects in astonishing detail, right down to the smallest atoms!

The light created at the Australian Synchrotron is about a million times brighter than the sun. This brilliant light can be used to assemble tiny machines that would fit into the eye of a needle, improve cancer detection, and develop new drugs to fight malaria.

On Sunday 8th October you will have a rare chance to go behind the scenes of this state-of-the-art facility and experience these scientific wonders first-hand.

Please allow approximately two hours for your Synchrotron experience. In this time you will have the chance to:

  • Learn how the Synchrotron works and the amazing research it enables.
  • Take a guided tour inside the Synchrotron and meet our scientists along the way.
  • Unwind in our cafe and picnic areas, where you can listen to live interviews with Australian Synchrotron staff while children enjoy one of our exciting 20-minute science workshops.

You can also attend a careers expo, go hands-on with Swinburne University's Science Stations and test your skills on the Wave Rider surfboard. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and regular giveaways too!

Entry to the Synchrotron is free, including all guided tours.


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What ticket options are available?

For free entry, including an introduction to the Synchrotron and a guided tour:

  • "Synchrotron Science for the Family tour": suitable for ages 8 and above. A broad overview for people without a background in science and engineering. (9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm)
  • "Art Meets Science tour", suitable for those interested in how synchrotron light can uncover the secrets of famous artworks. (11:00am)
  • "Medical Beam Time tour", suitable for those interested in the Synchrotron's important medical outcomes. (2:00pm)
  • "STEM Careers tour", suitable for senior secondary, tertiary or post-graduate students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). (1:30pm)
  • "In-depth Science tour", suitable for people with a background in STEM. (10:00am, 12:00pm)

Please allow 90 minutes for the introduction and guided tour.

For childrens' science shows:

  • "Light and Colour Show", suitable for children aged 13 and under and their parents. (10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm)
  • "Diffraction/Refraction Show", suitable for children aged 13 and over and their parents. (10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm)

Tickets to the Light and Colour and Diffraction/Refraction shows cost $4 each. Please allow 20 minutes for the science shows. Parent attendance is optional but attending parents require a ticket.


What are my parking options at the event?

Car parking entry is via Wellington Road (corner Wellington Road and Blackburn Road). Please follow directional signs and the instructions of our staff.


What is the refund policy?

Refunds for the childrens' science workshops can be made up to 7 days prior to the event.


I forgot to bring my ticket to the event, what can I do?

A registration desk will be available on the day. Simply present your ID so the staff can match you to your ticket details.


How can I contact ANSTO with any additional questions?

All enquiries can be directed to events@ansto.gov.au.



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