Events

Chemistry of Fireworks

Summary

Come along to one of the two seminars and learn some fun chemistry, and then see it in action in the sky above Hobart!

Start Date

30th Sep 2017 6:00pm

End Date

30th Sep 2017 8:30pm

Venue

Main Lecture Theatre, Chemistry Building, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: nathan.kilah@utas.edu.au or 6226 2183

Fireworks are integral to many cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Guy Fawkes night in the UK, Cracker Night in Tasmania, and in the many iconic images of the Sydney Harbour Bridge ablaze on New Year’s Eve. But very few people understand and appreciate the fundamental chemical principles at play in each pyrotechnic. Come along to one of the two seminars and learn some fun chemistry, and then see it in action in the sky above Hobart!

Tickets are available for the two seminars held around the single fireworks firing at 7pm.

The seminars will be held in the Main Lecture Theatre, Chemistry Building, Dobson Road, Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005. The firework venue is a short walk away on sloping but wheelchair and pram accessible ground. The fireworks will be held outdoors, and will go ahead with clear skies or rain, so please dress appropriately for cold, wind or rain!

First group: Please arrive at the Chemistry Building before 6pm for a prompt start.

Second group: Please arrive at the Chemistry Building at 6:45pm to be guided to the fireworks location.

Please be punctual to avoid delays and disappointment!

This is a non-profit event, supported by Inspiring Australia, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and the University of Tasmania.