Morphing, sound effects and blue screens all form part of an innovative University of Newcastle science show that will be taken to remote communities in the Northern Territory following a $13,000 funding boost from the Australian Government.
The University's interactive SMART (Science, Maths And Real Technology) program aims to inspire young people to consider studying science. 'Science of Entertainment' explains the science that makes sound and visual effects in movies possible.
The University joined with the Arnhemland Progress Association and the Northern Territory Division of Engineers Australia to present several SMART science shows in August 2008. This funding boost will see the program expanded and the 'Science of Entertainment' show performed for Aboriginal communities during National Science Week, to be held from 15 – 23 August 2009.