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*This is a past event, but you can still scroll and click through to learn about the program.
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ABOUT

BeakerStreet@TMAG is a pop-up science bar, a parlour of curiosities, an inn for inquiring minds. Come along to quench your thirst... for knowledge.

You will encounter entrancing live music, zoological oddities, photographic inspiration, amiable wandering scientists, seriously good food and drink, and such a bounty of distractions that you may forget to go home.

We've listed here a selection of what's on offer, but science relies on evidence, so you really should come and find out for yourself.

Friday 16 August & Saturday 17 August, 2019

6:00pm - midnight*

 

@ The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Dunn Place, Hobart

(and beyond)

Free Entry*

 

*Some events are ticketed and at other times and locations.

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

ON THE MAIN STAGE

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Image Credits: Madeleine van Oppen - Uni Melbourne; Kirsha Kaechele - MONA/ Rémi Chauvin; Mike Archer - Dan White; Tiffanie Nelson - Tom Rayner; Push Day Film - Stuart Donn

SPECIAL EVENTS ON THE MAIN STAGE

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DEBATE!
Only Technology Will Save Us From Ourselves?

Two teams of science superstars go head-to-head to determine the fate of humanity. Moderated by ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell, wielding a very large bell. Recorded for broadcast on Science Friction.

Saturday 17 Aug, 8:45pm

Free Seating or Book a Table

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DR ALON ILSAR

Trigger Happy 'Visualised'

Be taken on a next-generation musical journey by instrument designer Dr Alon Ilsar as he commands a holographic world with his custom-built AirSticks, taking the audience on a vivid ride through an audio-visual wonderland.

Saturday 17 Aug, 10:30pm

$10

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ABC Radio National presents

Ockham's Razor Live!

Four scientists share stories on topics from life drawing to the human microbiome. Presented by Bernie Hobbs and recorded for broadcast on Radio National.

Saturday 17 August, 5:00pm
$6 seat/ $40 table

 MEET YOUR BEAKERSTREET@TMAG MCs

BeakerStreet@TMAG Presents
Australian Academy of Science
Talks @ Town Hall
Four world-leading scientists will descend upon Hobart for one night only to expand your mind and have a beer with you afterwards.
Following each talk, the speaker will join us as a BeakerStreet@TMAG Roving Scientist
across the street at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,
and a pack of wandering musicians will be on hand to make sure you find your way.
Don't Miss Out - Book Now! $10 per talk
Click a photo for details and bookings.
Friday 16 August, Hobart Town Hall
MC Robyn Williams
MC Natasha Mitchell
 
 

WORKSHOPS IN THE TOWN HALL UNDERGROUND

Pre-Booking Required - Click for Details and Tickets

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Very Limited Capacity. Pre-Booking Required - Click for Details & Tickets

BeakerStreet@TMAG Out & About
Venture beyond the walls of the museum, but don't stray too far.
Climb a mountain, be transported to Antarctica,
immerse yourself in the splendour of chocolate or stories of weird science.
Then come back to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, where
 150 Scientists, 7 Bars, and countless distractions await at BeakerStreet@TMAG.
These activities are ticketed and require advance booking.
Click a photo for details and bookings.
 
 

PHENOMENA

Curious Things Happen at a Science Bar

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INVASIVE SPECIES COCKTAIL BAR BY MONA
(MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART) 

Kirsha Kaechele’s Eat the Problem initiative is coming to BeakerStreet@TMAG! They'll bring their shiny gold 24 Carrot Garden van, featuring a bevy of bevvies showcasing delicious ways to use introduced species in a range of cocktails. The sumptuous and surreal Eat the Problem cookbook will be available for perusal and purchase. See you there for a camel’s milk and mezcal horchata.

@ Watergate Courtyard

Image: Mitch Osborne

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RETRO VIDEO GAME LOUNGE

When was the last time you shot at a Space Invader? How do the video games of yesterday hold up today? Chat to tech experts and game developers, and re-live your glory days with Space Invaders, Mario, Goldeneye and more – all in the name of science, of course!

@ Bond Store Ground Floor Gallery

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MENZIES LIVING LABORATORY

Splice some DNA, geo-track penguins, make a pollen-printed work of art, or peer down a microscope with an entomologist. Drop in any time for a mind-blowing range of hands-on science for adults.

@ Centre for Learning and Discovery

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THE BEAKERSTREET@TMAG 
SCIENCE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE EXHIBITION

View the 12 stunning and inspiring finalist images from our annual science photography prize, and vote for your favourite to become the People's Choice Winner. Some of the photographers will be on hand to chat about their work.

Pictured here is the 2018 Judge's Choice Winner, "Wave of Wonder" by Kelli Miller.

@ The Speakeasy

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TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK DISTILLERS' BAR

Taste celebrated Tasmanian whiskies – some unavailable for purchase anywhere else – while having a chat with the distillers about the science behind their craft.

Friday 16 August only.

@ Bond Store Ground Floor Gallery

 

LIVE MUSIC

EMILY SANZARO
EMILY SANZARO

16 Aug, 6pm-8pm, Speakeasy

DJANGO'S TIGER
DJANGO'S TIGER

16 Aug, 8pm-10pm, Speakeasy

KIWAVI
KIWAVI

16 Aug, 10pm-12am, Speakeasy

SHARMA DUO
SHARMA DUO

17 Aug, 6pm-8pm, Speakeasy

MOULDY FIG
MOULDY FIG

17 Aug, 10pm-12am, Speakeasy

MICHAEL FORTESCUE
MICHAEL FORTESCUE

Catch him in odd locations, if you're lucky.

SOUTHERN LIGHTS BIG BAND
SOUTHERN LIGHTS BIG BAND

17 Aug, 6pm-7pm, Watergate Courtyard

THE ASSEMBLY STROLLERS
THE ASSEMBLY STROLLERS

16 Aug, Parading Town Hall to TMAG

THE RUGCUTTERS
THE RUGCUTTERS

17 Aug, 8pm-10pm, Speakeasy

TMAG AFTER DARK

 
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HOOKED ON ICE

Friday 16 August

Join TMAG educator John Retallick on a lightning visit to Antarctica... well to TMAG's Antarctic and Southern Ocean Gallery!
Departing at 7:20pm, 8:30pm, and 9:40pm.
 
Meet at the TOURS sign in the SW
corner of the Central Gallery.
 
 

EVENT PARTNERS

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EVENT SUPPORTERS

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ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

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MEDIA PARTNER

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FOOD & BEVERAGE PARTNERS

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PROGRAMMING PARTNERS

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WE'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK

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