Plants meet robots at National Science Week

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Join the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis at Science in ACTion in Canberra, for a free event full of plants, fluorescence, thermal imaging, photosynthesis and robots.

During National Science Week, visitors to Science in ACTion in Canberra, will have the chance to explore the wonders of photosynthesis and meet real plant scientists. They will also have the opportunity to see the modern technologies that are helping to speed up our understanding about how plants work and improve the crops we eat.

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On Friday (Schools Day), teachers and students will get to experience life as a plant specimen, eat and play with the sweet products of photosynthesis and create photon robots.



Copyright © Charles Tambiah (All rights reserved - Worldwide).Saturday is open to the public, with a unique opportunity to watch photosynthesis happening in front of their eyes. Discover how different a broccoli and a cauliflower look under the fluorescence machine and learn how phenomics has transformed the way we study plants and crops for ever.

Last year science 1.3 million people participated in over 1,500 activities during National Science Week, with more than 5000 people participating on Science in ACTion.


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Location: Old Bus Depot, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT.

Date and Time: 12th August (Schools Day), 10 am- 2:30 pm, 13th August (Community Day), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

More information:

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis