Colour

A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.

Do you see what I see?

Have you thought about?

  • What is colour?
  • How do our eyes see colour?
  • Is the colour you see the same as other people see? 
  • Are there more colours than humans can see?
  • What is colour?
  • How do our eyes see colour?
  • Is the colour you see the same as other people see? 
  • Are there more colours than humans can see?

WHEN AND WHERE

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Discover what influenses our perception of colour, the visible and invisible spectrum, how certain types of optical illusions work.

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Wednesday 5 September, 2018 to Sunday 30 September, 2018

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A few weeks ago Questacon lost a long serving friend and colleague, Geoff Duggan. Geoff worked at Questacon in the galleries for over 20 years, inspiring and engaging tens of thousands of people.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

Friday 21 September, 2018

10+
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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

Saturday 22 September, 2018

10+
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Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

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How do you conduct a health check-up for an animal that is 80,000 kilograms bigger than your average pet? Whale snot contains biological information such as DNA, hormones and bacteria, which scientists can collect to provide a check-up of a whale's health.