SPACE ODDITY
A SPECIAL SCIENCE WEEK EVENT WITH CHRIS HADFIELD

HOSTED BY DEREK MULLER

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on and join astronaut Chris Hadfield in celebrating National Science Week. The former commander of the International Space Station became the coolest astronaut in the world when he recorded David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in zero gravity. Since returning to Earth, the Canadian astronaut has inspired audiences across Europe and North America with live talks on space, science and achieving your dreams.

Now he’s heading to Australia for the first time, and in his only Sydney shows he’ll be appearing alongside social media celebrities Derek Muller (Veritasium), Dr Carin Bondar (Scientific American, Discovery) and Destin Sandlin (Smarter Every Day).

The live events will feature a blend of science talk, inspiring stories and performances. If you’re not already fascinated by science, you will be by the end of it.

SATURDAY – AUGUST 23
SYDNEY
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

5.30 – 7.00PM – Family show
No bar service

SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY – AUGUST 23
SYDNEY
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

8.00 – 10.30PM – Over 18s show
Bar service, Music, Meet a Geek + extras!

SOLD OUT!

SUNDAY – AUGUST 24
CANBERRA
LLEWELLYN HALL

5.00 – 7.00PM – Family show
No bar service

SOLD OUT!

HOST
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DEREK MULLER

Dr Derek Muller is a presenter for ABC TV’s Catalyst and the creator of Veritasium, an educational science channel on YouTube. Veritasium has over 1.5 million subscribers and his impressive experiments and explanations of scientific phenomena have received over 80 million views. Derek completed his PhD at the University of Sydney on the design of educational science multimedia, and has lectured at UTS and the University of Sydney.

SPECIAL GUEST
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CARIN BONDAR

Dr Carin Bondar is an online and TV host and producer with Discovery Digital Networks and Scientific American, as well as a TED Speaker and the author of The Nature of Human Nature. Her web series on the evolution of sexual behaviour, Wild Sex, has over 16 million views, and the book version will be published worldwide in 2015. Carin has a PhD in population ecology and is a regular on the National Geographic, Discovery and Science Channels.

SPECIAL GUEST
AT ALL SHOWS

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DESTIN SANDLIN

Destin Sandlin is an aerospace and mechanical engineer from Alabama and the creator of Smarter Every Day, a YouTube channel with 1.7 million subscribers and 97 million views. He’s curious about the world and the science behind everyday occurrences, and some of his most popular videos involve investigating helicopter physics, finding butterflies in the Amazon, shooting AK-47s underwater and dropping cats in zero gravity.

SPECIAL GUEST
SYDNEY 8PM

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JUSTINE ROGERS

Dr. Justine Rogers is a university lecturer and stand-up. She performed sell-out solo shows at Sydney Fringe 2013, sell-out ensemble shows at the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival 2013, and wrapped up TEDx Sydney 2013. To combine her loves into a celebration of facts and giggles, Justine co-founded Nerd Nite Sydney.

SPECIAL GUEST
SYDNEY 8PM & CANBERRA

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KATIE MACK

Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack  is a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Melbourne and an Affiliate Investigator at CAASTRO. She’s written for Slate, Sky & Telescope, Time.com and the Economist tech blog “Babbage”, and has researched the early universe and fundamental physics at Caltech, Princeton and Cambridge.

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