I headed through to go partying with Anna and her friends in Queenstown. I took these photos on the way back home.
Valerie and I went to see the Dunedin Street race and took a bunch of really cool photos. Erm, then I lost all those really cool photos 🙁 But we also went to tunnel Beach and I took the following photo on my EXTREMELY shonky phone camera.
and Valerie about to swallow it whole!
Karl Wieghardt was visiting the Brooker Bunch and whilst here he found out he’d made the worlds first iron(VI) compound! While celebrating at Eureka, Sally arranged this cake with six silver candles to represent his new discovery.
For any of you non-chemists, discovering iron(VI) is pretty huge! Iron is almost always found in the +2 and +3 states so 6+ is completely nuts! There’s some more information about it here … http://www.news.wisc.edu/12636