Dry Ice Comet with Tayla, Keegan
Tayla and Keegan make comets out of dry ice at a public event

Upcoming events


ASTROFEST 2016 – Saturday 12 March starting at 4:30 pm

Science Awareness Festival Geraldton 30 and 31 March 2016

Astro Rocks Fest Mt Magnet – 13 May 2016

Asteroid Day 30 June 2016

National Science Week  – 13 – 21 August 2016


Past events

National Science Week  – 15 – 23 August 2015

Free talk – State Library of Western Australia, 15th August 2:30 pm

Coffee at the Crater – Yallalie Crater, 18th August 8:00 am

Free talk – Kalgoorlie Museum, 19th August 5:30 pm

Premier’s Science Awards presentation ceremony, 20th August

Pecha Kucha Broome, 2 September

Australian Space Research Conference, Canberra, 28th – 30th September

Check out where our traveling library exhibit is now!

Astro Rocks Fest Mt Magnet – 22 and 23 May 2015

Asteroid Day 30 June 2015

CONASTA 6 – 8 July 2015

National conference for science teachers and lab technicians

Curtin Open Day – 2 August 2015

Science Awareness Festival Albany 5 – 7 May 2015

Includes school talks and expo, general public event and teacher professional development workshop

ASTROFEST 2015 – Saturday 28 March starting at 5:30 pm

Free event at Curtin University Stadium with activities such as viewing the night sky through telescopes, astronomy talks, astrophotography competition, water rockets and Scitech shows.

Find out more about what we’ll be doing at Astrofest here 

The Shire of Kalamunda are hosting a Guiness World Record attempt for the Largest Astronomy Lesson on Saturday February 28th (one month before Astrofest).
Family-friendly event under the stars with food stalls, picnics, performances and talks from astronomers before the main event: the astronomy lesson. Starts at 6:30 pm at Maida Vale Nature Reserve. Register on their website so they know how many to expect.

Professor Phil Bland is giving a talk at the Disrupted Festival of Ideas – Sunday 2nd November

Earth Science Month at the Esperance Show (17, 18th October) and Fremantle Markets (26th October)

Come and get your hands dirty with all things Earth sciencey, including dissecting meteorites and experimenting with sand castles!

Kalgoorlie Town Hall 

Come and check out the Fireballs in the Sky display at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall until September 30th 2014

Australian Museum Science Festival

Visit the Fireballs in the Sky display at the Australian Museum in Sydney during


A number of the DFN scientists will be attending the 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Casablanca, Morocco

Perth Science Festival – 16th August 2014

Curtin University Open Day – 3rd August 2014

45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference – 17th – 21st March 2014

Astrofest – 8th March 2014

National Science Week Launch – 10th August 2013

Astrofest – 16th February 2013

Robofair – Sunday 24th November 2013

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