Get Involved

You can catch up with the STARs at the following events :


Celebrating the STARs : 10 Years of Young Tassie Scientists

Ever wondered why our Tassie flora and fauna is so important? Did you know that there are living things in Antarctic ice? Why should we learn more about chemistry? And how can we best control insect pests? This year’s STARs are tackling these questions – and more – and sharing the answers with you. Come along to the Ulverstone High School’s Science Club – and find out what scientists really do!


Wednesday 8 August , 3:30 – 5:00pm

Ulverstone High School

Leven Street, Ulverstone




Be A Scientist – Celebrating the STARS

Try on a lab coat for size. Does it fit? No matter if it doesn’t, not all scientists wear them! Held over two days Be a Scientist! is a great way to see what jobs are out there in science. Catch up with some STARs and find out what scientists relaly do.

Friday 17 August and Saturday 18 August, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery – Inveresk



Celebrating the STARs : 10 Years of Young Tassie Scientists

Join this year’s scientists and celebrate 10 Years of Young Tassie Scientists – sharing stories of challenge and discovery, and inspiring students around Tasmania every Science Week since 2003. Come along to this celebratory event, which will include an overview of the Young Tassie Scientists program, as well as brief presentations from this year’s scientists that will be sure to interest and inspire. Light refreshments included.

Tuesday 21 August, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

UTAS Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Cres., Sandy Bay




UTAS Open Day – Celebrating the STARs

Meet some of this year’s STARS and find out more about your options for courses and careers in science, technology and engineering.

Sunday 26 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Flexible Learning Space, UTAS University Centre

Churchill Ave, Sandy Bay



OR take part in one of the following Celebrating the STARs activities for schools :



Celebrating the STARS! (all ages)

Celebrate the success of Science and Technology Achievers and Researchers (STARS) in their home communities during National Science Week (includes the Young Tassie Scientists). Share their stories of challenge and discovery through interactive presentations and hands-on activities, aimed to inspire and interest you and your students. Explore career pathways and gain insights into the many different areas of science, engineering and technology. Take part in a STAR celebration being held around the state during August, including school visits and community events.



Celebrating the STARS: Grote Reber Museum and Radiotelescope Tours (Years 5 – 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.


Monday 13 August – Friday 17 August; times by arrangement.

Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory, Richmond Road, Cambridge

For more details and bookings, or contact: Karen Bradford, phone 6226 2439 or email (Note: entry fees apply: $2/person for Science Week only).



Celebrating the STARS: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) Outreach (all ages)

The UTAS School of Engineering’s Outreach Team will be running free hands-on minds-on engineering sessions and showcasing careers in engineering during August. Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of students and include Balloon Powered Cars, Electric Powered Cars, Sound, Light and Optics, Renewable Energy, Electromagnetism, Electronics, and Rockets.



Celebrating the STARS: UTAS Science Fair (Years 4 – 6)

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. Three 1.5 hrs session will be held during each day at the Activities Centre, UTAS Sandy Bay campus. Free to school groups. Bookings essential, email

Tuesday 4 September at 9:30 – 11:00am, 11:15 – 12:45pm, 1:00 – 2:30pm.