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What is Nanotechnology? Does it have anything to do with me? Can I see it? Is it dangerous?
Everything NANO is explored at the new NANOtechnology Exhibition at the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, which will be opened by Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb on Tuesday July 17.
From solar energy to futuristic space-elevators and bionic implants, the Nano world is amazing and limited only by the imagination.
Full of easy-to-understand information all about Nanotechnology, the exhibition features an exciting Nanocam show in the Planetarium where you can see into the tiny Nano-world, plus many interactive exhibits including a microscope through which you can read a complete copy of the bible printed on the area of a small coin.
“This is the first exhibition completed entirely within the Science Centre’s own workshop,” said Wollongong Science Centre Director, Glen Moore.
“It is intended to address the need for both the public and school students to understand new technologies and also to appreciate Australia’s role in researching and developing practical applications for them,” he said.
As a joint project between the Wollongong Science Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), part of the exhibit was designed by ACES PhD students including Willo Grosse who jumped at the opportunity to communicate her work with the public.
“The thing that excites me the most about nanotechnology research is the endless possibilities,” Willo said.
“It’s a fast-moving field of science that sometimes blurs the boundary between science fiction and reality, and as researchers we are constantly challenged to think and problem solve in new ways. I love my job!”
The NANOtechnology Exhibition will be officially opened at UOW’s Science Centre and Planetarium from 5:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday July 17.
For further information or to RSVP contact Natalie Foxon on 4221 3239 or email@example.com