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There are many ways to get involved with the Young Tassie Scientists program during National Science Week 2005.

Invite a Young Tassie Scientist to talk at your school during National Science Week

To invite one of our Young Tassie Scientists to speak at your school during National Science Week (13-21 August) contact Dr Fiona Taylor on 6226 2845 or email

Vote for your favourite Young Tassie Scientist online!

Visit our online voting facility to vote for your favourite Young Tassie Scientist! Voting opens Sunday 14 August and closes at 4.00pm on Friday 19 August. Just by voting you could win one of our fantastic spot prizes!

Visit the emerging II Science/Art exhibition at the Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

Featuring artworks by Winter School students from the University of Tasmania:

  • Shea Bresnehan
  • Katrinna Chilton-Lahey
  • Rosie Hoyt
  • Liz Salt
  • Lysbeth Driessen
  • Rob Saunders
  • Aviva Reed

Location: Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Duration: August 12 until September 12, 2005.
Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Young Tassie Scientists "90 Seconds of Fame" Competition

To conclude the Young Tassie Scientists 2005 program, Bernie Hobbs will host the Young Tassie Scientists 90 Seconds of Fame Competition on Friday 19 August, 5.00-7.00pm, in Hobart at the University Club. Bernie is the ABC's "Science Chick" extraordinaire, the XX-chromosome's equivalent to Dr Karl. Check out her website:

Here's a chance for the Young Tassie Scientists to strut their stuff, blow their trumpet, and tell the world what that hard work they do really is about -- all in 90 not-too-serious seconds. Powerpoint presentations will be strictly banned, but any other props (be it animal, mineral or vegetable) will be highly encouraged. Bernie will host and judge the competition (she may even take bribes) and for this mega-star event there'll be a mega-star prize.

The evening will also include the announcement of this year's "Most Popular Young Tassie Scientist", based on the online competition that will be running during NSWk. If you haven't voted for your favourite Young Tassie Scientist yet, vote now!

Certificates of Appreciation to all Young Tassie Scientists (past and present) will also be presented.

The "90 Seconds of Fame Competition" is a free public event, but tickets will be required for entry. Nibbles will be served, and drinks will be available at bar prices.

Please contact Mary Blake ( or phone 6226 2125) for tickets and more information.

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