Expand your mind with a free evening of science and discovery at MAASive Lates: Science on Thursday 11 August at the Powerhouse Museum. MAASive Lates: Science will launch the Sydney Science Festival, running at venues across Sydney from 11 – 21 August, as part of National Science Week.

PowerhouseMuseum_14.8.14-73Journey into the world’s greatest science experiment in Collider, from the Science Museum, London. Through this exhibition, be amongst the first to take a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) particle physics laboratory in Geneva. This facility houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which proved the existence of the Higgs boson, otherwise referred to as the ‘God Particle’.

MAASive Lates: Science will be hosted by CSIRO astronomer Lisa Harvey-Smith. Joining Harvey-Smith on stage for two in-conversation sessions will be special guest, astrophysicist Dr Alan Duffy. Hear from Australian CERN researchers who will give an insider’s perspective on what it is like to work on the world’s greatest science experiment. Speed Meet a Geek is a chance to have your science questions answered by an impressive line-up of astronomers, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers and environmental scientists.

Play periodic table scrabble, drive a Mars Rover at the Mars Lab, participate in a virtual reality game of Panic Room at Thinkspace and make some furry friends at the Taronga Zoomobile.

MAASive Lates: Science is a free, adults-only event that will inspire and entertain. Held four times a year, each MAASive Lates event expands upon themes that underpin current exhibitions at the Powerhouse Museum and embody the MAAS commitment to being a catalyst for creative expression and curious minds.

Tickets to MAASive Lates events are free but limited:

To register for tickets visit https://sydneyscience.com.au/event/maasive-lates-science-2/

Entry to Collider is discounted for one night only on 11 August: Adult $14 / Concession $10

The Junction Café and licenced bar will be open