Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

Dispatches from a Dark Universe

There’s more to the Universe than we can see – even more than we can ever see. I’ll give a tour of the edges of our knowledge of the cosmos, including where the frontiers are, and what might remain unknowable forever. Come for the Big Bang, stay f...

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What It’s Really Like to Live in Space?

So you want to be an astronaut? From vacuum powered toilets to performing cuttingedge science, to the reality of living in microgravity, this talk will turn your thinking upsidedown. Find out the answers to questions such as Why do astronauts grow...

Training the Youth to Aim for the Stars

There is nothing more exciting than your very own space mission – and at Quberider, the team is working to make that dream a reality for Australian youths. By showing students just how exciting and cool science and technology really is, we can sho...

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Booked out

Australia Decides: The inside story on the Australian Election 2016

Australia finds itself at the crossroads, with huge decisions awaiting the next government. Our panel of top “insiders” can help you make sense of the issues before Australia votes on 2 July. Peta Credlin, Former Chief of Staff to PM Tony Abbott...

Friday, 1 Jul 2016

NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will enter polar orbit around Jupiter. It will be a daring encounter in dangerous new territory: Jupiter lies in the harshest radiation environment known. This amazing spacecraft will peer below Jupiter’s swirlin...

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Gender Equality and the Final Frontier

The words “astronaut” and “rocket scientist” still conjure up images of white men for many people, despite the fact that women have played an integral role in both space travel and in space. Sophia will be discussing the often forgotten history of...

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How All of Humanity Can Benefit From Space Mining

Space enthusiasts speak in utopian terms of the benefits for humanity of exploring the Final Frontier. Advocates of space mining speak of trillion dollar checks and riches beyond our wildest dreams. But beyond the rhetoric, how exactly will humani...

What’s Space Ever Done for Me?

You may not realise it, but space technology touches your life every day. From the food on your plate and the GPS in your smartphone to the daily weather report and live global 24hour news, satellite networks and spinoff technologies from space ex...

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Saturday, 2 Jul 2016

OzQube-1: The Rise of DIY Satellites

OzQube1 is one of a growing number of a new generation of tiny satellites. It is unique in that it’s being developed in Australia, but not by the government, a company or even a University. It’s a solo project that was conceived and developed by i...

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How Do You Do a Space Business?

Building any business is a difficult, timeconsuming and expensive task. It’s no wonder that 90% of all entrepreneurs fail. And a business for space is considered especially difficult because it is owned by very large established players, not to me...

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The story of Australis OSCAR 5: Australia's first satellite

In 1965 Australia had not built a satellite. That year, a nerdy lot of students from this university asked Project OSCAR, a California group that had built 4 amateur radio satellites, if they could get an Australian one launched. They said "maybe....

The Science of Aboriginal Star Knowledge

Like many Indigenous peoples of the world, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures use the stars to inform navigation, calendars, and social structure. Within their complex astronomical traditions, the properties of stars play an important ...

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The brain and space travel: How does travelling into outer space influence the space between our ears?

Travelling into space and how it influences our minds has been the stuff of science fiction. With extended stays on the International Space Station and plans for colonising Mars on the horizon, it has become more important to understand how our br...

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Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Richard III (M)

Sir Ian McKellen leads an allstar cast in Richard Loncraine’s stunning adaptation of Richard III. A bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s murderous, scheming king, Loncraine transplants Shakespeare’s bloody play to an alternative fascist England of th...

Shakespeare on Film

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, ACMI, in association with The University of Melbourne, present an international touring program from the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI) that explores the deep affi...

Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Theatre of Blood (M)

Vincent Price and Dianna Rigg star as a hilariously ghoulish father and daughter hellbent on Shakespearian themed revenge in this camp comedichorror film. Edward Lionheart (Price) is primed to accept his hardearned prize for actor of the year at ...

Much Ado ABout Nothing (PG)

Arguably one of the best Shakespearian adaptations ever filmed, this witty and fastpaced version of Much Ado About Nothing is a testament to Kenneth Branagh’s extensive creative abilities. Branagh, along with costar and writer Emma Thompson injec...

Saturday, 16 Jul 2016

Romeo and Juliet (PG)

Italian director, Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation of forbidden passion is one of the most wellknown and loved filmic adaptations of Shakespeare. Lavishly staged and full of beauty, the director famously cast virtual unknowns, Leonard Whiting and ...

Macbeth (MA15+)

Steeped in treachery, magic and bloody revenge, Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells the tale of a couple who are beset by grief and driven to madness in their pursuit of power. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard lead an impressive cast in Australian...

Sunday, 17 Jul 2016

The Angelic Conversation (PG)

Intense, dreamlike and poetic, The Angelic Conversation is one of the most artistic films from celebrated British artist filmmaker, Derek Jarman (Caravaggio, Jubilee, Sebastiane). Jarman freely interprets this series of Shakespearian sonnets, envi...

Play On! (Silent Shakespeare) (Unclassified 15+)

A compilation of silent Shakespeare shorts with a newly commissioned score by awardwinning young composer Laura Rossi, performed by The Globe Players. The seven films in this unique collection – from Britain, Italy and the USA – are created from t...

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

Henry V (PG)

Kenneth Branagh in his debut as director had a big challenge in trying to match Lawrence Olivier’s 1944 celebrated screen version of Henry V. With handsome set pieces and accomplished performances Branagh wildly succeeds in bringing to life Shake...

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

Hamlet (G)

Winner of four Academy Awards, Lawrence Olivier’s take as the Danish Prince with a guilty conscious and a serious case of the blues is considered by many as the version that other actors must measure their performances against. This classic tale o...

Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

Sustainability Plan 2016-2020: Investments Forum

The University of Melbourne's Sustainability Charter released in March 2016 set out a revised commitment to "implement investment strategies consistent with the University's commitment to sustainability and its financial and legal responsibilities...

Sunday, 21 Aug 2016

Open Day

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive researchintensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*. Melbourne attracts the best and brightest ...