[ASC-list] Event: Film Screening of Maratus: Science and Storytelling at the Australian Museum

Sarah Klistorner Sarah.Klistorner at environment.nsw.gov.au
Fri Jan 22 06:18:27 UTC 2016

Fellow Sydney (Citizen) Science Enthusiasts,

If you are in Sydney join us for drinks and nibbles on Tuesday Feb 2 @ 6pm for a special screening of the short film and documystery 'Maratus'. After the film will be a Q&A with film director Simon Cunich and the stars of the movie, Jurgen Otto and Stuart Harris, who will discuss the way this science story was told on screen and its implications for the emerging area of citizen science.

The event will also include a short introduction by Terry Bailey (CEO, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage) and Dr Rebecca Johnson (Director, Australian Museum Research Institute) to some of their organisations exciting citizen science initiatives.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/citizen-science-stories-maratus-tickets-20010211080>

About 'Maratus':
Self-described boofhead from Canberra Stuart Harris takes a photo of a spider in Namadgi National Park and posts it online. Scientists, including spider expert Dr Jurgen Otto, find the photo and tell him it might be an undiscovered species. All he has to do go back and find it so it can be described and named. There follows an epic three-year quest in which Stuart discovers much more than he sets out to. This is a story of remarkable determination, self-discovery and the power of citizen science to reveal nature's most extraordinary hidden wonders.

You can view the trailer here: https://youtu.be/WmWLQcfAjl8

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The photo that started it all.
Feel free to contact the Australian Museum Science Communication team via the details below for more information.
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