The early arrivals gathered at the State Library surrounding Redmond Barry, who valued knowledge a great deal.
The fashion leaders were out in force. Here's the brain hat - to help you think straight.
Some sciency humour. Aaagh.
What is science without musicians in lab coats?
Lots of signs, of course:
Humans aren't the only people who value science. This lovely dog does, too. He barked and danced whenever we cheered the speakers.
I was tickled pink to meet a couple of climate scientists who HotWhopper follows on Twitter, and who in turn follow HotWhopper. Here's one wearing the weatherman's t-shirt he designed a while back. You can get your very own - for men and women. (He doesn't take any profit from the sales.)
We finally ended up at Parliament House:
There were some very well known speakers. Unfortunately the sound system wasn't the best - or not for the speakers at the State Library. It didn't matter. We were there to celebrate science and to tell the world we appreciate, and everyone should understand, that knowledge is critical to society. Damage science and you damage the world.