Australia's Chief Scientist

The joy of being Australia’s Chief Scientist

Dr Finkel was delighted to launch the program for National Science Week in Tasmania during a recent visit to Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG).

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August this year more than 1000 events are being held all around Australia, with activities tailored to everyone from children to adults, regardless of their level of science education.

In launching the QVMAG program, Dr Finkel encouraged the nation’s science enthusiasts to get involved during National Science Week.

L-R: Dr Martin George, QVMAG Planetarium Manager; Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist; Tracy Puklowski, QVMAG Director.

Dr Finkel was also the proud recipient of several thank you letters from a class of grade 2/3 students from Deloraine Primary School who were on an excursion to the museum. Several students rated meeting him as being even more exciting than seeing dinosaurs – a true achievement!

Student letter reads: “My favourite part was meeting Dr Finkel because his speech was sooo interesting. We also had a photo with him and got put on the news. I enjoyed my day soooooo much, and it was the best day of the whole school year.”

Dr Finkel with Deloraine Primary School students at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

You can view a news report of Dr Finkel’s visit here.