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Give me some Space! – National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 – Orange Library

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Join us at Orange City Library for an intergalactic Storytime!

Wednesday 19 May at 11:00am is National Simultaneous Storytime. This year we will be enjoying Philip Bunting’s gorgeous book, Give me some Space! as it is read live from the International Space Station by NASA Astronaut Dr. Shannon Walker!

Following the live-stream of the story, children will have an opportunity to participate in a STEM activity with our Storyteller Fiona. Spaces are limited for this experiment, but all will be welcome to join us for the story. There will be space-themed craft for all to take home or enjoy on the day.

Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). NSS 2020 posted a record number of participants, with over 1.2million people joining in worldwide. Let’s make 2021 the biggest NSS yet!

National Simultaneous Storytime will begin promptly at 11:00am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that your child is settled and ready for the event.

Evening for Educators: ‘Out of This World’ with Dr Brad Tucker

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Evening for Educators: Out of This World and The Past, Present, and Future of Space in Australia with guest speaker Dr Brad Tucker.

Light refreshments provided from 5pm, with the presentation starting at 5.30pm.

Join us for a drink, see our brand new exhibition Out of This World: Australia in the space age and hear all about the past, present and future of space exploration with Canberra based Astrophysicist and Cosmologist, Dr Brad Tucker. Find out more about the exciting educational opportunities on offer this term.

Out This World: Australia in the space age

From the Moon landing, to the mapping of events in space, Australia has been at the forefront of space research and exploration. Space lasers, reusable rockets, and space mining. They all may sound like science fiction but they are closer to reality than you may think. We’ll cover the latest in space technology and advancements, and look at things like humans returning to the Moon and moving to Mars.

A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition partner: State Library of South Australia. Exhibition supporters: Australian Government National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program and Visions of Australia.

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

Bookings are essential. If you have any questions, contact us via email at museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or phone us on 02 6393 8444.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/evening-for-educators-out-of-this-world-with-dr-brad-tucker-registration-151424622121

About Dr Brad Tucker.

Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University.

Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Astrophysics and Cosmology from Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the ANU. He’s leading programs using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. He’s also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere, a search to find Planet 9, as well as issues surrounding the mining of asteroids.

Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the public about Astronomy and has regular segments on various radio and TV stations. He has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Royal Australian Mint, consulted on science fiction movies, and has been featured in TV specials. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular book.

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

Curator Conversations ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’

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Guided tour with Catriona Donnelly, curator of ‘Out of This World’.

From mid-century fashion and flying saucer societies to early satellites and rocket playgrounds … how did the space age capture the imagination of a nation and its people?

Join us to find out the answer to this question and learn more about the dawn of the space age in Australia with National Archives of Australia curator, Catriona Donnelly.

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia’s role in the space race.

Out of This World: Australia in the space age is on display at Orange Regional Museum from 15 May to 18 July 2021. A national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. Exhibition partner: State Library of South Australia. Exhibition supporters: Australian Government National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program and Visions of Australia.

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

https://ootwcuratorconversation.eventbrite.com.au

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

Exhibition Opening: ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

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Orange Regional Museum invites you to the opening of ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

Welcome to the dawn of the space age. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia’s role in the space race. Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how Australia was involved in the first Moon landing and take the kids on their very own space mission!

6pm for 6.30pm

FREE, all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a COVID safe event. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.

https://outofthisworldopening.eventbrite.com.au

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

Please notify staff before the event if you do not wish your image to be published.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

• Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

ORM Talks: The importance of bees in our ecosystem with Dr Megan Halcroft

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Light refreshments provided from 5.30pm, with Megan’s presentation starting at 6pm.

This image-rich presentation explains how native bees have evolved alongside native plants, and why they are the most effective pollinators within our natural ecosystems. You will be introduced to just a few of the 2,000 species of Australian native bee. Experience the beauty of our usually-overlooked insect pollinators through the eyes of some of Australia’s most passionate nature photographers. Learn how you can help our busy bees drive biodiversity.

Book Now! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/orm-talks-the-importance-of-bees-in-our-ecosystem-with-megan-halcroft-registration-151422880913

Megan Halcroft (PhD) is a conservationist who specialises in native bees. She has harnessed her passion for bees to communicate their importance in ecosystem biodiversity. Megan works with community, Landcare and gardening groups to increase their understanding of native bees and other beneficial insects. She also communicating with rural communities and farmers to help them appreciate how beneficial insect pollinators can improve farm biodiversity and productivity.

Megan’s brand new book will be for sale on the evening: “Bees and other beneficial insects: a pocket-book guide”. Designed to fit in your pocket, this field guide is a simple booklet for people with minimal or basic knowledge of native bees and other beneficial insects. (No cash sales)

Australia is home to over 2,000 species of native bee and Section 1 explains a few of the characteristics that will help you identify some of our more commonly encountered native bees, found throughout Australia. It helps users ID bees to genus and gives some examples of species within these genera. Section 2 highlights a few familiar garden insects and explains what beneficial ecosystem services they provide in your garden. The easy-to-read explanations are accompanied by over 100 beautiful images, demonstrating that “a picture paints a thousand words”.

For more information about Megan or her brand new book visit  www.beesbusiness.com.au 

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

If you have any questions about this event – contact us via email at museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or phone us on 02 6393 8444.

Exhibition Opening: ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

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The Mayor of Orange, Councillor Reg Kidd, invites you to the opening of ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

In 1947, 16-year-old Pat Ford stepped into the ring at the newly established CYMS boxing club in Dalton’s Mill. By 1950 he was the Australian Amateur lightweight champion. Going professional the following year, Pat rose quickly to claim the Australian and Empire (Commonwealth) lightweight titles, before retiring to run his own butchery in 1955.

Celebrating the life and career of a remarkable Orange sportsman, this exhibition features rarely seen photographs, film footage and sporting memorabilia.

6pm for 6.30pm

FREE, all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a COVID safe event. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.

Image: Pat Ford in training at Alexander and Rowley’s gymnasium in Melbourne, 12 February 1953 (detail). Photograph by News Ltd. Image courtesy Newspix

Older, Wiser, Safer – NSW Senior’s Festival Presentation

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Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Appoint a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?

Join us at Orange City Library for Older, Wiser, Safer and hear from the following panel of experts:

  • Jill Marshall, Legal Aid Solicitor, in relation to phone and internet scams
  • Melissa Smith, Aged Crime Prevention Officer, in relation to physical safety and prevention of abuse
  • Sue Field, Adjust Professor, in relation to financial safety and power of attorney
  • Christine Wright, Financial Information Service Officer
  • Jane Atkinson, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Hosted by The Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.

Refreshments will be provided at 5:00pm. The presentation will start at 5:15pm.

Book a spot for yourself, or a table for a whole group. All welcome.

Older, Wiser, Safer – NSW Senior’s Festival Presentation

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Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Appoint a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?

Join us at Orange City Library for Older, Wiser, Safer and hear from the following panel of experts:

  • Jill Marshall, Legal Aid Solicitor, in relation to phone and internet scams
  • Melissa Smith, Aged Crime Prevention Officer, in relation to physical safety and prevention of abuse
  • Sue Field, Adjust Professor, in relation to financial safety and power of attorney
  • Christine Wright, Financial Information Service Officer
  • Jane Atkinson, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Hosted by The Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.

Morning Tea will be provided at 10:30am. The presentation will start at 10:45am.

Book a spot for yourself, or a table for a whole group. All welcome.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series: Mental Health, back to basics

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The Central West Women’s Forum invites you to attend our Leadership Series presentation by Dr Gabrielle Staniforth, General Practitioner, Bloomfield Medical Group on ‘Mental Health – back to basics: the challenge of keeping it simple’.

Purchase your ticket in the TryBooking link below.  Ticket price includes canapes and drinks. This event is proudly sponsored by Quest Orange.