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A science show with a bang

Victoria University invites you to experience science with a bang at its free Family Science Spectacular at Footscray Park Campus on Wednesday 3 December at 6pm.

VU’s Professor Science Troupe will transform water coolers into volcanoes, create explosions that rock the room, and shock the audience by setting their hands on fire during the 70-minute show.  

The show will be followed by interactive science activities for parents and children.

VU Foundation Studies lecturer Nick Athanasiou said the annual event draws a wide range of people who want to savour raw science.

“It’s great for families because for many, this is their first experience with science. We give the audience a hands-on experience that is much more appealing than high-brow science events,’’ he said.

Professor Science Troupe provides VU education and science students with skills and confidence in communicating science knowledge to a diverse audience. For the past seven years, the Troupe has travelled to schools around Victoria and interstate to promote and demonstrate science.

Photos of Professor Science Troupe conducting experiments are available.

Nick Athanasiou is available for interview on 9919 4233.

Media can arrange to take their own photos of Professor Science Troupe in action by contacting Nick on 9919 4233 or [email protected]



WHEN:             Wednesday 3 December 2014

WHERE:          Bldg L, Room L114 (above the swimming pool)
                        Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus
                        Corner of Ballarat and Geelong Rds, Footscray

TIME:               6pm – 8pm


VU Media Contact:
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Producer
Marketing and Advancement, Victoria University
[email protected]
Phone: (03) 9919 5487

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