Now in its third year, Sydney Science Festival features 175 registered events – 50 more than last year – that cover forensics, life-size roaming dinosaurs, DNA extractions and stargazing. The festival runs from August 8-20 and there are events at the Powerhouse Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum and more. Take a look at our highlights as well as an interview with the festival’s ambassador professor Shari Forbes.
Sydney Science Festival guide
From stargazing in the park to getting away with murder – here are the best bits of the festival program
What else is happening this month?
Choose your own adventure
What exactly is a body farm? Professor Shari Forbes explains what happens when people donate their bodies to science.