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Summer Heat Detective Workshop 2

Fri 3 February at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to become a Heat Detective and have a unique hands-on experience? If your answer is YES, join us for our second workshop!

Radiated heat from hot surfaces and objects leads to greater cooling needs and higher electricity usage in summer which accelerates climate change.

As Heat Detective, you will be equipped with a thermal camera to find the hottest outdoor surface or object in Lithgow. You will have 3 weeks to find the hottest culprit and go into the competition to win $250 in our +18 years competition, and $100 for U18 yrs competition.

Your images will be submitted for selection into an art exhibition at the Lithgow Transformation Hub in early 2023. It may only take 3 minutes a day to capture the hottest image. Winners will be selected via online voting for ‘People’s Choice’.

During a 1hr workshop at the Lithgow Transformation Hub, a researcher from Western Sydney University will demonstrate how to capture images using FLIR cameras to see the impact of heat on our urban environment, and how this impacts heating and cooling costs in our homes.

Will you be that Heat Detective who discovers the hottest culprit and wins the prize?



Fri 3 February
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Maldhan Ngurr Nugrra Lithgow Transformation Hub, Western Sydney University
154 Mort Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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(02) 6354 4505
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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