Science Spectacular set to ‘Woo’ Gold Coast

9 August 2018

The rock star of Australian mathematics is coming to the Gold Coast.

Eddie Woo is the 2018 Australian Local Hero, known for his quirky style of teaching math to students across the country. His lectures regularly attract thousands of YouTube followers.

He will be joined by NASA scientists at the Science Spectacular on the Gold Coast next week – from 11 to 19 August.

City Libraries is hosting the spectacular, paying tribute to all things science and technology in support of National Science Week.

Acting Mayor Donna Gates said this year’s program featured highly-regarded speakers as well as hands-on workshops.

“As well as our NASA guests, we have theatre stage shows and interactive workshops featuring holograms, virtual reality and science experiments,” said Acting Mayor Gates.  

“There will be lots of opportunities to get up close and hands on with science, so get along to your local library and enjoy the free events on offer.”

Program highlights include:

  • Eddie Woo: Reimagining maths; 2018 Australian Local Hero and rock star maths teacher from You Tube channel Wootube
  • Element in the room: a radioactive musical comedy about the death and life of Marie Curie
  • NASA on Tour: our incredible universe
  • Luminary Lecture: Robots are coming, ready or not
  • Aviation workshops with Griffith University
  • Drone aviation workshops with She Flies
  • Crazy science stage show with entertainer and scientist Richard Scholes
  • Science and technology workshops about emerging technologies

For a full list of free events and to register visit

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

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