Beaker Street Festival – Time Travel in Space [Hobart]
Beaker Street Festival - Time Travel in Space [Hobart]

Event Information


Saturday August 5, 2023
4:30 PM


Studio Theatre – The Hedberg
The Hedberg Corner of Campbell & Collins Streets,
Hobart, Tasmania

Auslan Interpreter/s

Priscilla Young & Ali Dowl

Language/ Cultural Consultant


See info below for special ticket offer

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Beaker Street Festival — an annual celebration of science and art in Tasmania — is sharing a free ticket offer with you. There are 8 fantastic events in Hobart that will be interpreted by Auslan Stage Left, and the Festival is making free tickets available to the Deaf community.
To book, use the discount code TASDEAF at checkout.
You’ll find all the events on the Featured Speakers page in the text below. Note that only the events in Hobart will have Auslan.
Use code TASDEAF at checkout. Note only Hobart events have Auslan.

If you have any trouble booking, email

Time Travel in Space: How the Webb Telescope lets us peer 13.5 billion years into the past

Join Dr Martin George on a journey to the oldest stars and galaxies, when our universe was young and the first sources of light were forming. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever, but how does it work and why is it capable of showing us beautifully sharp images from an unimaginably distant past?

After the talk, we’ll take in a presentation of some of Webb’s most stunning and impressive images, set to live music.

Immediately following this performance, the audience and speakers will be invited across the street to Beaker Street’s Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, featuring delicious food and drink, live music, science/art exhibitions, 150+ scientists to chat with, and more!

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