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Research Week 2021

Lions Eye Institute Research Week runs from 23 to 29 October 2021, and brings research to the community through a series of events including:

A movie with a difference – Jumanji!

Join us for a sensory experience you won’t soon forget! Bring the family for an extra special screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (rated PG13). Four high school students get sucked into the jungle setting of a video game, where they embark on a quest as their comically mismatched adult avatars.

All movie-goers will be provided with an eye mask to wear. You’ll have the option to be blindfolded, meaning you won’t watch the movie but instead listen to the movie through the method of audio description, a vital accessibility feature for Australians who are blind and vision impaired.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Date: Saturday, 23 October 2021
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: $5 for adults, children 5 and under are free (with ticket)
Location: The Backlot, 21 Simpson St, West Perth

Parking is available in side streets around the venue. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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Ian Constable lecture – The Astounding Nature of Space and Time

Join astrophysicist Danail Obreschkow for a captivating insight into the modern theory of spacetime, concluding with an unstoppable journey into a black hole.

In fast motion and under extreme gravity, space and time defy our intuition. They start to bend and morph into one another, producing some of the most enigmatic phenomena in the universe. Among them are black holes that pierce through space, bend everything in their vicinity and slow down time beyond recognition.

Associate Professor Obreschkow is a theoretical astrophysicist at The University of Western Australia’s node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. His primary research focus lies in the formation and evolution of galaxies. He is also passionately committed to experimental research in microgravity and has served as a mission specialist on over 450 parabolic flight manoeuvres aboard the Airbus zero-g with the European Space Agency ESA. Associate Professor Obreschkow is the first Head of the International Space Centre.

Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Time: 7.00 – 8.00pm
Cost: SOLD OUT – join waitlist below
Location: University Club of Western Australia, UWA, Crawley

Parking is available on campus and along Hackett Drive. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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Lunch and learn with Professor David Mackey

COVID-19, lockdown and increased screen use are all factors in worsening eyesight. Bring your lunch and meet Professor David Mackey, an ophthalmologist and researcher at the Lions Eye Institute (and genetics expert), for his presentation “Inside, Outside. How lockdown has exacerbated the risk for short-sightedness in children.”

Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 12.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: Free (with ticket)
Location: City of Perth library, Hay St, Perth

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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Email events@nulllei.org.au to receive updates on our events, or call (08) 9381 0777 for more information.

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