Sylvania High School in Sydney were not put off by funding of $220,000 being refused for refurbishment of a school laboratory. The school community soon got behind a push to do it themselves, raising $41,000 and giving their time. It was therefore with a great deal of pleasure that Professor Malcolm Walter, Director of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, opened the newly renovated lab and gave the first lesson. The Year 11 class enjoyed a talk on astrobiology and the quest to answer one of the biggest questions in science: Are we alone in the universe?
Pictured: ACA Director Malcolm Walter meets Craig Brown, Head of Sylvania High School.