So each year for a week each August we recognise the importance of science in our lives. In 2020 this importance is probably more apparent that in any other year since it started in 1997, with all of us being impacted daily by a virus and the scientists who are advising our governments about it.
In previous years there were events all over Australia to get people involved. Although there are still museums and other places in some states still open an having specific Science week activities, the vast majority of the events this year will be done online.
National Science Week 2020 is from 15 to 23 August and is considered an opportunity for everyone to talk science, see science and do science
The major event of the week in the ACT in 2020 is the Selfie Satellite, a flyover of Canberra and surrounds by a Maxar satellite on Monday 17, Wednesday 19 and Friday 20 August. Residents are all being encouraged to do artwork or messages and take them out into their yards so the satellite can snap them all recognising Science Week.
This flyover is just one of more than hundreds of different local events happening across the country and the internet.
For more information about the Events Calendar for each state / territory go to https://www.scienceweek.net.au/