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Nuclear Fission to Neutron Stars: a Cosmic Journey

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Scitech

Sutherland Street

Perth, WA 6005

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Visiting scientist Anna Frebel will bring nuclear physicist Lise Meitner to life with a scintillating showcase of the extraordinary achievements of one of the most significant female scientists of the 20th Century. Anna will transport us to the life and times of 1938 just after Meitner discovered nuclear fission, before taking Meitner’s science into the 21st Century. Anna will share her own work and show how nuclear fission within merging neutron stars is responsible for the production of the heaviest elements in the periodic table, including meitnerium, named in Meitner’s honour.

Anna Frebel
After Anna’s performance, you are invited to ask questions and explore Scitech’s brand-new feature exhibition Planet Pioneers.

Anna Frebel is an Associate Professor of Physics at MIT. She received her PhD from the Australian National University before completing postdoctoral work at the University of Texas (Austin) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She has received numerous scientific awards for her research into the oldest stars in the Universe, and the early evolution of the chemical elements. In 2016, Frebel was named one of Science News Magazine’s 10 scientists to watch. Frebel is the author of the popular science book Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe and is the co-founder of STEM on Stage, a STEAM initiative to promote narrative science through living history theatre and film.

Nuclear Fission to Neutron Stars: a Cosmic Journey
When: 6.30pm-8.30pm, Friday 15th December
Where: Scitech
Cash bar will be available from 6.00pm. Performance will start promptly at 6.30pm.
This performance is suitable for ages 10+.

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Please note: People with a general admission ticket will not be admitted. People with a free pass will not be admitted, unless that free pass states that it is specifically for Nuclear Fission to Neutron Stars: a Cosmic Journey. There is NO free entry for Scitrekkers. Must present ticket for entry. Either print out your ticket or show us on your smart device.



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Is there an age limit to enter the event?

No. However this performance is recomended for those 10 years and above.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Limited free parking is available to Scitech visitors. We recommend parking in the undercroft area of City West. Our staff will validate your parking ticket on arrival at Scitech. Open air parking is also available and a dashboard free parking permit can be collected from Scitech admissions. Please note free parking cannot be guaranteed and may be limited during peak periods.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Via email on bookings@scitech.org.au or call 08 9215 0740.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can just show us tickets on your smart device, or print them out old school.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds can be provided with 2 business days’ notice. Contact bookings@scitech.org.au for more information.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That is okay. Ticket registration does not have to match the individuals attending, as long as valid ID is supplied.


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