Grab your towel and hitchhike across the galaxy with Australia's most popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel.
Could there be life on one of Saturn's moons? How much power could you collect from all the lightning on Earth? Why do books have book-smell? Why is 10 per cent of the Earth's land area prone to sinkholes?
Why are some people chronically late? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Why do most people hardly remember anything from the first half-a-dozen years of their life?
How close are we to the Artificial Uterus? Why do some songs turn into "earworms" and stick inside your brain? Why does your hotel room access card get wiped so easily?
And is your home WiFi really spying on you?
This event is part of Skepticon Australia 2017, a two-day convention that allows the public to question outlandish claims, like the earth is flat or chemtrails are a real thing, with reason and rationality to get closer to the truth. Day One, Session One starts off with a Welcome Address by the Australian Skeptics' President Eran Segev and an Introduction by the host, Lawrence Leung. Following this, Dr Karl will be expounding on some of the great moments in skepticism, including the potential for alien life, the negative effects of big pharma, the phenomenon of gravitational waves, and all the most fascinating political conspiracies with his session Great Moments in Skepticism. Following Dr Karl, former 'doctor' of naturopathy turned industry whistleblower, Britt Hermes, will be investigating the questionable ethics and pseudoscience that drove her out of the profession.9:00 AM