SOLD OUT: The Colour of an Electron


Saturday, 17 August 2019, 04:00 pm — Saturday, 17 August 2019, 06:30 pm

This event is now sold out.

Dr Karl and Astrophysicist Prof Geraint Lewis take you places you’ve never been, all in National Science Week.

What is the colour of an electron, why is gold a golden colour, how do electrons relate to Pirates of the Caribbean and carrots, and the colour of dinosaurs, and how does the world look to the crazy eyes of the mantis shrimp?

Come on an electrifying journey that will join the astonishing (and often tenuous) dots between light, electrons and the workings of our colourful universe.

Showtime runs 45 minutes, and there’s another 45 minutes for Q&A.

But wait… what is an electron again?


Griffith Duncan Theatre, University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus

Doors open / book signings commence - 4pm
Show commences - 5pm
Q’n’A commences – 5.45pm
Event concludes – 6.30pm