Crystal–A–Con date confirmed as
📣  Friday 25 August 2023  📣

Crystal-A-Con is coming to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 August 2023 for school groups and also Saturday 26 August for general public.

Our free half-day experience will have plenty to see and do for students and teachers alike. See further down for details on our planned interactive activities.

There has been immense interest so we expect that all sessions will get booked out very quickly. Tickets will become available to book on Monday 1 May 2023 and those on our expression of interest list will get first chance to book their spot.

So if you haven’t yet registered your interest, what are you waiting for!

I want first dibs - register my interest now

Program Blocks

These are the sessions available to book into:

Friday 25 August AM: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Friday 25 August PM: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 26 August: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Activities Planned

Did you know there are seven types of building blocks for all crystals? We’re using those for our activities. See what we have lined up.

Help make our giant diamond crystal structure

Make your own crystal model to take home
(or to eat!)

Patterns and the connection to culture

Light and Colour with ANSTO
(our nuclear
science agency)

Play a crystal detective with our friends from the Cambridge Crystallographic
Data Centre

Build your own
biomolecule –
origami and more with
our friends at the
Protein Data Bank

Meet real life crystallographer scientists. 
Ask them your anything or find out what their favourite crystals are and why.

Making Crystallography Crystal Clear

Too many awesome crystals and can’t decide which one is your favourite?
Here's two more videos of our scientists sharing their favourites and why.

Favourite Crystal Structure - Part 2
Favourite Crystal Structure - Part 3

Tweets of the Week

Some little Christmas gifts ready to go - upcycled from a vintage tablecloth edging. 

Award for Bragg-iest flooring goes to Thorvaldsens Museum! #BraggYourPattern

Just waiting for the cryo to warm back up ⁦@SMS_UWA⁩ ⁦@uwanews⁩ it’s a bit quite for my liking. But couldn’t help 

You wonder how much I love #Perovskite? This is a representation of the structure of an oxygen-deficient vacancy-ordered perovskite of formula Sr₇Mn₇O₁₉ in my window... 

Continuing the hexagon theme @Elamanor with a bit of hexagonal close packing #BraggYourPattern

Plenty of time to appreciate these window patterns at Dubai airport #braggyourpattern

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Posting a pattern on socials and tag #BraggYourPattern

Following us on Twitter and Instagram @EverydayCrystallography

Forwarding this newsletter to friends and colleagues who may be

interested in patterns, crystals, STEM initiatives, classroom activities.

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