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The Australian Science Centre Movement 1980-2000: Part 1-Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre

Bryant, Christopher; Gore, Michael; Stocklmayer, Susan


Part 1: Scholarly concerns over science communication and in particular public attitudes towards and engagement with science have continued for almost half a century, but the establishment of a 'hands-on' science centre in Canberra in 1980 put practice ahead of theory and led to the building of Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre in 1988. The driving force behind this development was Australian National University physicist Dr Mike Gore. Funding came from the Australian and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR15008


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