Lisa Bailey: President’s Update October

Jobs jobs jobs…
It’s budget day, and it’s all jobs jobs jobs…
Where do you go to find a job in sci-com? It’s a question that’s now more relevant than ever as COVID impacts start reverberating through some of the sectors that have been some of the big employers of science communicators like the higher education sector […]

ASC Scope Interview: Craig Bloxsome, Scitech Science Centre Manager

Craig Bloxsome
 
Why did you choose to study science?        
I’m not sure if I actually did study science although my undergraduate degree Leisure Science did have the word science in it. I grew up in a small country town and neither of my parents completed high school so the thought of going to university seemed very daunting. […]

Calling researchers for #FromtheLAB participation

At Australian Science Communicators NSW, we have kicked off our content based #FromtheLAB series in March 2020. This series connects everyone with Australian scientists, researchers, innovators on a monthly basis through short videos where they talk about their current work, scientific concepts and discoveries.
Are you an early – mid career researcher, innovator or scientist in […]

ASC SCOPE Interview: Paul Holper, Co-Director of Scientell

Why did you choose to study science?
I liked the precision of science and the logic that underpins everything. At university I discovered that chemistry was particularly enjoyable, so that’s what I majored in.
I naively decided that as I liked demonstrating to university students, I should become a teacher. I spent 10 years in the classroom; […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update September

I hope you are all doing ok, especially thinking of all our Victorian members who’ve been going through lockdown round 2 over the last month.  If you’ve not been able to catch our live members Q&A series so far, you can now access them online via the ASC members area.
This month, there are a few […]

Building new worlds for exploration: designing online exhibits during COVID-19

Written by Dr Debbie Devis
I never thought I would be chatting about psychology and loneliness whilst running from a zombie, but COVID-19 has surprised me in unexpected ways. When the pandemic hit, we all had to adjust. For us at MOD. at UniSA, that meant we had to close galleries and set up an online […]

Members Q&A Webinar Friday 28 August – Fred Watson

Join us for the next in our series where we will be hosting Australia’s Astronomer-at-large, writer, science communicator, good lighting advocate and traveller Fred Watson.
Fred has had a long and distinguished sci-com career, well-known for his astronomy slots on ABC radio, and his books include “Stargazer – the Life and Times of the Telescope”, “Why […]

Volunteer Positions – apply now!

We need your help!
ASC would love your help.  We’ve got a few new volunteer positions available.  Click on the position below for the full position description:
·         Social media strategist volunteer – Express your enthusiasm for the face of #scicomm, hone your skills and make a difference to the Australian science communication community.
This role shapes the […]

Members Q&A series – Bobby Cerini 7 August 2020

What is the future of interactivity for hands-on science discovery centres like Questacon? There are huge challenges ahead as museums, science centres and galleries adapt to ‘the new normal’.
Join us for the next installation of our Q&A series with Dr Bobby Cerini, Deputy Director and General Manager of Science and Learning at Questacon as we […]

WA Event – Communicate to Inspire (24 July 2020)

Options to attend In person and Online!
Brought to you by Australian Science Communicators WA, the sixth annual Communicate to Inspire will focus on practical skills-based workshops and the latest research in the discipline.
Our keynote address is by Mandy Bamford on Science Communication in Boorna Waanginy (The Trees Speak) at Perth Festival. The rest of the […]