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Great Big Science Gig, touring Australia again in AugustMonths ago it occurred to me that I should write a quick post about all the excellent events that are coming up in August, before things get too busy. Unfortunately - perhaps ironically - preparations for all these activities have contributed to a pretty busy couple of months and now things are just about to kick off.

We’re about to head off on this year’s Great Big Science Gig (GBSG) tour, with some new songs and new demos. We’re very happy to back at The Front (Canberra) and at Burnie Civic Centre. This year we’re also performing at The Exford Hotel (Melbourne) the Glasgow Arms Hotel (Sydney) for the first time. GBSG will also appear at 'Ultimo Night of Science', 'Market of the Mind' and 'How Smart Are You'.

Market of the Mind - cerebral, scientific, social and sometimes sillyOn 11 August I will be at QV square in Melbourne, MCing ‘Birdman Sandwich’, part of the ‘Science Sandwich’ program. This will feature successful (and less successful) entrants to the Moomba Birdman Rally and we'll discuss the aeronautics and physics pertinent to jumping off a bridge with a passive, home-made flying suit/system.

I will also be MCing ‘GM Food: A Dinner Discussion, Should GM crops contribute to global food security?’ on 10 August. The issue of food supply and production is a big one, so this should be a absorbing conversation.

Faraday's Candle, touring to Geelong for the first timeI’m also excited that ‘Faraday’s Candle’ will have a short season in Geelong. This time at St Matthew's Church.

Among more than 100 other National Science Week events in Victoria (and more than 750 across Australia) you should also consider 'Living Science at Queen Victoria Market', the 'Raveling the World' exhibition and 'Waiter, Waiter, there's a dye in my soup'. Check out the National Science Week site for more event details and I'll see you there!

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