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What is Crystal-A-Con?

A half-day excursion that is interactive and FREE!

With plenty to see and do for all science lovers, from students, to teachers to everyone who is curious about crystals.

Hosted by Bragg Your Pattern, an outreach program funded by a big international Congress, IUCr 2023.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend Crystal-A-Con on Friday 25 August 2023.

See further down for details on our planned activities.

For those unable to attend in a school group, we will also have Saturday 26 August – where we will be opening to the public too.  

What's planned?

Seven interactive activities and lots more pattern and crystal awesomeness to see and take selfies with. 

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.

When and where Crystal-A-Con happening? 

Friday 25 August is designated for school groups and Saturday 26 August is designed for general public.

Friday 25 August AM: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Friday 25 August PM: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 26 August: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Hosted at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Tweets of the Week

@berta_covelo Bateas en la Ría de Vigo!

(Bateas in the Ría de Vigo!)


@LizyLowe We got a last min entry in! We were working out how the sun makes these patterns at the beach this morning



@stecanossa Well this is just too pretty so I have to post it here too: aperiodic Hitomezashi (一目刺し) pattern and its Fourier transform. I'm definitely going to keep playing around with those.


Live footage in Australia of when the 'free food' email gets sent round the department #BraggYourPattern






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