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13 March 2012 / leggypeggy

Enlighten at the Questacon—the National Science and Technology Centre

I’ll write more about Questacon—the National Science and Technology Centre another time, but here’s a chance for me to share some of the great images that were displayed on two of its façades as part of this year’s Enlighten exhibition.

Of all the images in the show, these were the most animated and mobile. They scrolled up and down and around the edge of the building, and some even rotated in place. They all referred to some aspect of science and technology—covering the elements, mathematical and scientific formulae, flora (but not much fauna), binary code, molecules, the universe, mechanical things, dinosaurs and whirlygigs. There were more than 15 different images and I’m still having trouble deciding which one I liked the best.

There’s a statue and a ‘No Entry’ sign at one corner of the building—where all the action was—and they both figure into all my photos. And you may notice on the far right of some images, there are a couple of leaves in silhouette on the side of the building.

I’ve added a few comments, when I felt as if I could add some information to the image.

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  1. Louise M Oliver / Mar 13 2012 7:02 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    Thank you for posting these Enlighten shots. They remind me of a few years ago when the National Gallery lit up its facade with shots of paintings that were on display inside the gallery. And, as I’m not much of a night owl, it’s really good to be able to see them.


    • leggypeggy / Mar 13 2012 9:42 pm

      So very happy to share all the pics, which is why I have posted so many. I figured that a lot of people may have missed them, but that they were well worth seeing.


  2. mickeydownunder1 / Mar 31 2012 3:58 pm

    Thanks Peggy for “Enlightening” me 🙂
    The Elements were exciting to me!
    As I have a bond with chemistry!
    Achieving in my students was like Mount Everest to me! 🙂


    • leggypeggy / Mar 31 2012 10:39 pm

      Thanks mickeydownunder, I love the Enlighten exhibits. Hope I can find some pics from last year’s event.



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