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Have you ever been to a Star Party? That’s where you go out at night to look through telescopes, hang out with other astronomy fans, learn cool things about the universe, and have a great time doing it.
During the daytime in Hong Kong, it’s the middle of the night in Colorado in the United States. And, thanks to digital technology, you’ll be able to actually look through telescopes where the Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) are pointing at the night sky in Colorado. You’ll have the chance to look deep into space to explore our amazing cosmos. Not only that, in this dynamite 90-minute event, a team of scientists and educators will lead you through activities you’ll do in your own home; there’ll be an Q&A session, solar system animations, live science demonstrations, and much more.
The best part is that it is LIVE. What you will be seeing is literally what is happening half a world away. Actually, it’s light years better than that – it’s what is happening across our entire galaxy! Join this one-time-only Virtual Star Party!
Fizzics Education is a leading Australian science education provider of interactive science workshops and shows, specialising in engaging, hands-on STEM content.
Company founder and CEO Ben Newsome is a Churchill Fellow specialising in Science Education via Video Conference as well as the founding member of Virtual Excursions Australia, a non-profit organisation started in 2012. Ben is also a member of the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group. Fizzics Education has a continuous relationship with DART Connections, an initiative by the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities unit, providing quality video conferencing excursions for schools from our dedicated audio-visual studio as well as international programmes with the Centre for Collaborative and Interactive Learning.
“The right question changes everything. Our next cure, our next technology, our next revolutionary change… will come from a question that has never been asked. Wonder changes the world.” - Jason Latimer
Jason Latimer is the series champion of the BBC One’s The Magicians, the recipient of Siegfried & Roy’s Masters of the Impossible Award, and was bestowed with magic’s highest honour, “Grand Prix ‘Best Overall’ World Champion of Magic”. In 2018, Jason joined David Copperfield and David Blaine as one of the few recipients of the prestigious and highly coveted Golden Grolla Award from the Masters of Magic.
As a scientist, Jason is the creator of “Impossible Science” the academic platform uniting magic and science to inspire wonder in education, which has now become a popular YouTube channel with millions of views. Latimer is the Curator of Impossible Science of the iconic Fleet Science Center in San Diego, CA. Recently, Jason and Engineering.com launched the Impossible Science Student Challenge, a competition of thousands of participating schools across the US and Canada to find the classroom doing the most to inspire curiosity within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.