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Rockets

Black and white photo of a monkey perched on a rocket

It’s not rocket science… or is it?

Rockets were first used for military and recreational purposes in 13th century China. In the 20th century, rockets launched Yuri Gagarin into space and Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon.

Visit Questacon to partake in the pursuit of rocket-launching by designing, constructing, and launching your own air-propelled paper rocket. It’ll be out of this world!

WHEN AND WHERE

  • Friday 2 October, 2015 (All day) to Monday 5 October, 2015 (All day)


Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

7+

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  • Wednesday 31 August, 2016

A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

All Ages
A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+
A man smiling and holding two over sized model hex nuts through his left arm.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Find out how we perceive the world around us. Is your brain playing tricks on you?

All Ages

  • Saturday 20 August 2016
  • Thursday 1 September 2016

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How do we see what we see?  Visit Questacon's Q Lab to eyeball an eyeball and find out what's inside!

7+

  • Thursday 1 September, 2016

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join us for a Mini Show for Mini Scientists. This week we will explore the science of flight. This show is specifically for early childhood aged visitors.

3-6
A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages
A man point into the air, with a large screen of dinosaurs behind him.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Answer the call of the wild and compete in the ultimate game of survival.

All Ages
a drawing of a large fish.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The explosive science of the liquid of life—water and the Murray-Darling Basin.

8+

  • Friday 2 September, 2016

Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join us for a Mini Show for Mini Scientists. This week we will explore the science of flight. This show is specifically for early childhood aged visitors.

3-6
A man with a beard standing in front of electrical sparks.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Zaps, sparks and hair-raising activities. The work of electrical energy!

All Ages
An astronaut in space.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Our universe is incredible—but just how do we explore it?

All Ages