Picture the Southern Cross. It is a potent symbol on our flag and in our skies. This constellation has been recognised for millennia and is known to our...

Lumicrux

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Price:
From: $40.00
Lumicrux
Lumicrux

Featuring

Kirsten Banks

Kirsten Banks

Kirsten Banks is an Indigenous Australian astrophysicist and science communicator of the Wiradjuri people, known for her work in promoting mainstream and Aboriginal astronomy.
She has appeared on The Drum and Q and A and is resident astrophysicist on Triple M's Night Shift program and Weekend Breakfast on 2SER.

Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Picture the Southern Cross. It is a potent symbol on our flag and in our skies. This constellation has been recognised for millennia and is known to our Indigenous kin as Mirabooka. In the Lumicrux workshop, Indigenous astrophysicist Kirsten Banks reveals her people’s ancient astronomical knowledge while you learn the art of Miura folding to create beautiful glowing star shapes from photoluminescent paper. This is a hands-on opportunity for all star gazers, budding astronomers and shape-makers to play, craft, learn, collaborate and contribute to a collective installation that represents the shape of the Southern Cross.

Lumicrux is hosted by STEAMpop, education consultants who value the intersection between the Arts and STEM by providing unique, transdisciplinary experiences. By demonstrating innovative methods engaging with STEAM, they inject fun and a ‘pop’ of curiosity to spark life-long learning through making and creating something beautiful. As participants young and old have fun making illuminated objects they’ll foster an appreciation of how First Nations people used the stars to guide them through all aspects of their daily life and culture.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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