[ASC-list] VIC: Meet Sarah Darwin and tour a tallship: Thursday 25 Feb

Sarah Brooker sarah at scienceinpublic.com.au
Wed Feb 17 23:47:46 UTC 2010

You are invited to:

A conversation with Sarah Darwin and Tall Ship experience

Thursday 25 February 2010, 5.45pm (tallship tours from 4pm)

Nelson Room, Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place Williamstown (Melways 56 E10).

Entry off Nelson Place (metered parking)


I'm writing to invite you to a reception next Thursday evening in
Williamstown, Victoria to meet Sarah Darwin and to see the tallship Stad
Amsterdam when it stops in Melbourne as part of its journey around the
world retracing the voyage of the Beagle.


Sarah is Charles Darwin's great, great granddaughter and a biologist.
She is retracing her ancestor's steps on the Dutch clipper Stad
Amsterdam for TV station VPRO. 


Sarah and her project colleagues Redmond O'Hanlon and Hans Fels will
discuss the expedition, the science and what it means for them to
recreate the voyage of the Beagle.


The Beagle project is a year-long voyage with an international crew of
scientists, philosophers, historians, artists and biographers crossing
the oceans of the world, from Brazil to Patagonia, and from the Andes
mountain range to the Galapagos Islands. 


The clipper functions as a sailing laboratory and a thermometer for the
planet. Fossil hunters, DNA researchers, geologists, oceanographers and
other scientists are conducting in-depth research along the route to
evaluate the earth's current condition.


The reception will celebrate the success of the year-long Evolution
Festival and Darwin's 201st birthday. 

Join us to find out more about the science of Sarah Darwin's voyage.


The Stad Amsterdam will be berthed at the Pier but will not be open for
inspection. Tall ship One & All will be open for tours from 4pm to 6pm
and tallship Enterprize will be open from 5pm to 6pm. The talk will kick
off at 5.45pm and the event will close at 7pm. Light refreshments will
be provided. The Pirates Tavern will be open till late and food will be
available outside the Tavern.


RSVP for numbers by Tuesday 23 February to events at hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
or 9932 2001.


For further information please contact me, Sarah Brooker on (03) 9398
1416, 0413 332 489 or sarah at scienceinpublic.com.au 


The Stad Amsterdam will also be visiting Adelaide on 1 March and Perth
on 14 March.


This event is supported by Evolution the Festival, Science in Public,
Tallships Victoria, Hobsons Bay City Council, Seaworks Foundation, Parks
Victoria and the Williamstown Maritime Association.

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