the scientists

You can get involved with the 2008
Young Tassie Scientists program by:

Going to a Young Tassie Scientist event
(Devonport, Hobart)
Taking part in FREE hands-on science activities
hosted by UTAS (Year 5 – 12 students)
Emailing a Young Tassie Scientist with your questions
or comments Young Tassie Scientist Events
Checking out the YTS on You Tube

Young Tassie Scientists at the Imaginarium

Ever wondered about the brown bits in your chips? Or thought about what might happen in the bush as Tassie devil numbers decrease? Do you know how Alzheimer’s disease affects brain cells? Explore these questions and more with YTS, Peter Molesworth, Tracey Hollings and Stan Mitew from the University of Tasmania.

Date: Tuesday 5 August, 6:00 – 7:00pm,
Venue: Imaginarium Science Centre, 19 - 23 MacFie St,Devonport
Bookings: Phone 03 6423 1466

90 Seconds of Fame
90 seconds is all it takes to discover amazing science from the Young Tassie Scientists and others – featuring guest guest judge, Paul Willis from the ABC’s Catalyst science show.

Date: Friday 15 August, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: University Staff Club, UTAS Sandy Bay campus

Speed Meet a
Young Tassie Scientist

Find out about the YTS, their research and career pathways,
in just 10 minutes!

This event is part of the many activities happening at Uni Info Day (Hobart) – your chance to explore future study and career options in science and engineering.

Date: Sunday 24 August, 1:00 – 1:30pm
Venue: Science Library, UTAS Sandy Bay campus

Hands-on Science Activities at the University of Tasmania

UTAS Science Fair
(Years 5 - 8)

Find out what it's really like to work as a scientist! Students will have the chance to work on 2 - 3 inquiry-based activities with University staff and students, and teachers will get ideas for activities to take back to the classroom.

Dates: Thursday 14 August, Friday 15 August
Venue: Activities Centre, Student Union Building, UTAS Sandy Bay campus
Session times: 9:30 - 11:00am, 11:15am - 12:45pm, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Book online at

Hands-on, Minds-on Engineering (Years 5 – 12)
A wide range of programs are on offer -including balloon and electric-powered cars, renewable energy, electronics, electromagnetism and light and optics. Each session is tailored to suit the participating year group

Dates: Monday 18 August - Friday 22 August
Venues: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery,
UTAS Cradle Coast campus and UTAS Sandy Bay campus  
More details and bookings

Grote Reber Museum and Radiotelecope Tours (Years 7 - 12)
Discover the amazing world of radio astronomy and see an impressive 26m radiotelescope donated to UTAS by NASA. Find out why radiotelescopes are important and explore the solar system through amazing 3D virtual reality shows.

Dates: Monday 18 August - Friday 22 August
Venue: Mt Pleasant Radiotelescope, Cambridge
More details and bookings:
Karen Bradford, phone 6226 2439
or email
50% off admission cost during
National Science Week: $2/person

Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI)
Open Days (Years 7- 12)
Fishy Tours! Including a tour of the Aquaculture facility, a natural history and diving hands-on display, and an interactive presentation about current research at TAFI and careers in marine science.

Dates: Tuesday 19 August - Thursday 21 August
Venue: Marine Research Laboratories, Taroona
More details and bookings:
Sean Tracey, phone 6227 7286 or email

Science @ UTAS: Workshops for Year 9 – 12 Students
Secondary school students can experience science on campus working in university laboratories and related facilities to investigate a topic and its impact on everyday life. Areas include Aquaculture, Chemistry, Computing, Earth Sciences and Marine Science

Dates: Monday 18 August – Friday 22 August
Venues: University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses),
and the Australian Maritime College (Newnham and Beauty Point)
More details and bookings:

Email a Young Tassie Scientist

Have a question or a comment?
Simply email yts@youngtassiescientists and don’t
forget to include the relevant YTS name in the subject line.