It's Almost Time for Crystal-A-Con!

The time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.

Crystal-A-Con is soon to arrive at the Melbourne Convention Centre very very soon!

Are you as excited as we are?

In case you forgot, here is a re-cap of all the fun and exciting things you will be a part of. And if you haven’t booked a ticket yet, let us tempt you one last time.

7 Awesome Activities

Lots of Exciting Exhibitions

Want to know EVEN more?

Come along to our Public Lecture 

Professor Jennifer Martin

Saturday 26 August

2pm - 3pm Plenary 2 Room

“How I fell in love with crystallography, and why you should too”

No need to book!

It’s not too late. There are still tickets left!

Book your tickets now!

The sessions available to book are:

Friday 25 August PM: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 26 August: 8:30am – 12:30pm

*Note, school students are not required to stay the whole Friday PM session.

🌟 Book Tickets Here 🌟

Find out all the details on our new Crystal-A-Con webpage here.  

Happy National Science Week!

12 - 20 August 2023

Happy National Science Week to all little researchers from around the world.

Get your science cap on and celebrate science week by joining us at

Crystal-A-Con for a fun and educational experience. 

Did you find the butterfly? 

Spotted! A butterfly amongst a pattern of birds! Were you able to find the butterfly?

Have you heard about Cubic?

Stuart and his team have been working hard behind the scenes to build the largest diamond structure. Watch the video below to learn all about Cubic.

Tweets of the Week


Ice, as sculpted by nature… - some lovely #BraggYourPattern images here, have you got photos of ice in your environment to share?


Get ready to be inspired by patterns all around you! Today, we stumbled upon these beautiful tiles on the canteen floor at the CCDC. We can't wait to see what patterns you have discovered.

#BraggYourPattern#IUCr2023   #Crystallography


During my weekend explorations I made a hitomezashi with a sine curve, here's the result: it's a ... 'shuriken' hitomezashi? Flashingly chiral for sure




Appreciation for the tiles in the User office kitchen @AuSynchrotron - I feel @maths_kath would love these


Share in the Pattern Fun By

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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