On 13 August 1940, Canberra’s most fatal air disaster took place when a Lockheed Hudson bomber crashed into a hillside near Canberra Airport, killing all on board – including three key ministers within the Menzies Government.
To mark the 73rd anniversary of the Canberra air disaster, we have brought together a team of forensic experts to walk us through several possible scenarios of the ill-fated flight using today’s cutting-edge forensic techniques.
Where: Japan Theatre, Questacon, Parkes
When: Wednesday, 14th of August
Time: Starts at 5.30pm sharp, finishes around 7pm.
Refreshments and finger foods provided post event.
Required due to limited seats in theatre – plenty of parking available.
Many Canberrans and Australians alike are not even aware of this historic Canberra event and so in our Centenary year, why not come along and learn a bit more about our local history, with of course a science twist. There will be chances for crowd participation and to win some great prizes.
This event is proudly brought to you by the ACT branches of the Australian Science Communicators and Australian New Zealand Forensic Science Society and Inspiring Australia. We’d like to thank the ACT Government and Questacon for their support and generosity of this 2013 National Science Week event.
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DISCLAIMER: suitable for children but parental guidance is recommended as victim identification will be discussed.