2013 News

The Cloud Chamber at Questacon

Wednesday 4 December marked the 100th anniversary of isotopes, first introduced to the world by Frederick Soddy in a letter to the journal Nature on 4 December 1913.

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Questacon staff holding two tourism awards

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre has taken out two awards at the 2013 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards, winning the Tourist Attraction and Tourism Education Program categories.

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Astronaut helmet with the Mission Astronautica logo

Questacon recently gave students the opportunity to take part in Mission Astronautica, a two-month student research project that explored how astronauts train for space.

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A presenter performs outside in front of a crowd of seated people

Saturday 23 November 2013 marked 25 years since Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, was officially opened in its current location in the Parliamentary Triangle.

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Photo of a flower bed outside a marquee at Floriade.

As thousands of visitors flock to the floral displays at Floriade, it’s timely to recall the history of the tulip and how it became one of the world’s most popular flowers. It’s a story of inspiration, innovation and intrigue.

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