Chill out in the heat

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 05-Jan-2017

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We know when it’s hot: we can feel it. But what is heat? How do we cool down?

These school holidays Discovery Science and Technology Centre will be presenting fun and engaging activities to make sure you and the family get the science of keeping cool.

At noon and 2pm, they will all be getting hot under the collar with fireballs and multicoloured flames.

After all that, they will devise how to cool down.

How do animals cool themselves, and what is the difference between warm blooded and cold blooded animals? All these questions and more will be explored (perhaps even answered) in Discovery’s science show.

In the cool Bendigo Planetarium they will take you on a journey to one of the darkest destinations in space – the centre of the Milky Way.

Manager Jonathan Ridnell said with warm summer nights and clear skies, you can see our arm of the galaxy slowly turning.

“But what is it like following that spiral into the very middle of our galaxy?” he said

“The planetarium show runs multiple times per day and tickets are issued on a first-in, first-served basis.

“In addition to our regular Vertical Slide sessions (a seven-metre free-fall), we will inspire you to design and make your own Beat the Heat device.”

This walk-up activity will be run by volunteers eager to investigate your questions with colourful, warming (and cooling) experiments.

The activity will operate from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Discovery Centre is open seven days from 10am to 4pm throughout the school holidays.

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