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Newton's and Einstein's Gravity

We are all familiar with what gravity is from our daily experience, yet there is actually profound underlying principle. Gravity is closely related to various man-made and natural phenomena on earth, and even the motion of celestial bodies and the evolution of the universe. The recent detection of gravitation wave by LIGO once again arouses the public's interest in the scientific study of gravity. In this talk, we will spend time together on the theory and effects of gravity. We will start from the Kepler's laws, and discuss the application of Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation in astronomy. We will also touch on Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.

 

Understanding Our Habitable Earth

The Earth is the only recognised habitable planet for lives. Its formation, evolution and mechanism are mysterious but at the same time crucial for the presence of suitable amount of oxygen, water and nutrients needed for enormous kinds of lives. Evolution of the Earth from its birth results in a comfortable habitat for organisms. The mechanism and interaction between different systems such as the hydrosphere (water cycle) and geosphere (rock cycle) are closely related for shaping our unique habitable Earth. This public talk will explore how the Earth works to be a live Blue Planet.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Understanding Our Habitable Earth
Speakers: Prof. Tam Chi Yung, Francis (Assistant Professor, Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dr. Tam Pui Yuk, Tammy (Lecturer, Earth System Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
14-01-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Newton's and Einstein's Gravity
Speaker: Dr. Leung Po Kin (Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
14-01-2017 (Sat) 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Physics Elective Part "Astronomy and Space Science" and Geography Elective Part "Dynamic Earth: The Building of Hong Kong"

 

Venue: WMY505, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language: English

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)


 

Symposium on Deep Bay Wetland Conservation

For a relatively small city Hong Kong has an incredibly rich biodiversity, especially in our wetlands. One example is the one-of-a-kind Mai Po Nature Reserve. Under the management of WWF-Hong Kong, the Reserve has become an iconic wetland for Hong Kong and South China – providing food and habitat for 60,000 individual birds from over 400 species every year. Alongside the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Ramsar site, the Reserve is home to various types of local wildlife including aquatic fauna, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals.

Starting from March 2015, WWF-Hong Kong has commenced a two-year project called "Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetlands". This project conducted over 15 types of ecological studies with the help of 450 openly recruited citizen scientists, in which the results determined the current biodiversity status of the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay wetlands.

The Symposium on Deep Bay Wetlands Conservation will act as the wrap-up ceremony for "Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetlands". WWF will present the key findings of the Deep Bay (DB) project and host presentations and discussions with local and overseas wetland conservationists and environmental educators.

Title Date Time
Symposium on Deep Bay Wetland Conservation (Day 1)
 
11-02-2017 (Sat) 9:00am - 5:00pm
Symposium on Deep Bay Wetland Conservation (Day 2)
 
12-02-2017 (Sun) 9:00am - 6:30pm

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment" and Elective Part "Applied Ecology"

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Target audiences:
Day 1: General public, students, teachers* and environmental educators
Day 2: Wetland managers, academics and researchers in ecology

Languages:
Day 1 will be mainly conducted in Cantonese
Day 2 will be mainly conducted in English and Mandarin

Number of participants: 250 people

Symposium fee: Free of charge
*Each teacher can get one copy of "Trail of Biodiversity - Educational resources pack for secondary school"

Online application: Please apply on or before 31st January 2017
http://www.wwf.org.hk/whatwedo/water_wetlands/mai_po_nature_reserve/
discovering_biodiversity_in_hong_kong_wetlands/

Enquiries: 2526 1011 (Press 2, 8 to contact staff)
Organised by World Wide Fund For Nature Hong Kong, in association with Hong Kong Science Museum and Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation


 

HK SciFest 2017 Lecture Series

Title Date Time
The Chinese Medicine Treatment after Tumour Surgery (Tentative) 26-02-2017 (Sun) 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2017 25-03-2017 (Sat) 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Hong Kong Slope Safety, Forty Years On 25-03-2017 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Let the Rocks Tell You More about Hong Kong History 25-03-2017 (Sat) 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pulse Sensing Machine Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis 26-03-2017 (Sun) 11:00am - 12:30pm
Chemicals in Our Environment: Friends or Foes? 26-03-2017 (Sun) 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Making a Delicate Skin 26-03-2017 (Sun) 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Integrated Science and Liberal Studies "Science, Technology and the Environment"

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)


 

Science Alive Lecture Series – Science Interactive Lectures

Title and Speaker Date Time
Science Interactive Lecture - Dinosaur Appearance: New Discoveries
Speakers: Dr. Michael Pittman (The University of Hong Kong)
04-03-2017 (Sat)
05-03-2017 (Sun)
12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Science Interactive Lecture - What Exactly Is Climate Change and Why Should We Care?
Speaker: David Saddington (Climate Change Communicator)
08-03-2017 (Wed)
10-03-2017 (Fri)
4:00pm - 5:15pm
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Experience Sharing - Amazon Adventures with Anturus
Speaker: Huw James (Anturus)
11-03-2017 (Sat)
13-03-2017 (Mon)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Science Interactive Lecture - How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Speaker: Professor Lewis Dartnell (University of Westminster)
12-03-2017 (Sun)
13-03-2017 (Mon)
4:15pm - 5:30pm
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Science Interactive Lecture - The Future of Genetic Testing
Speaker: Professor Joyce Harper (Institute for Women's Health of University College London)
14-03-2017 (Tue) 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Science Interactive Lecture - Reproduction without Sex–What Does Technology Have to Offer?
Speaker: Professor Joyce Harper (Institute for Women's Health of University College London)
15-03-2017 (Wed) 10:45am - 12:00 noon

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Integrated Science

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English

Seats are on first come, first served basis
The general public can register as audience members online through British Council website: www.britishcouncil.hk
For details and enquiries, please email science.alive@britishcouncil.org.hk

 

 

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