First published Proceedings of an Australian Science Communicators Conference are now available online

Thank you to Nancy Longnecker for the update and for kindly editing the Proceedings!
The first published proceedings of an Australian Science Communicators conference are now available online: http://bit.ly/ASCpublications . The 200-page volume includes full papers and presentation abstracts as well as summaries of keynotes, plenaries, panel discussions, workshops, the Spectrum Science Art exhibition and other special […]

Neural knitworks: craft a healthy brain

Thank you to Jackie Randles for the update.

Neural Knitworks, the collaborative project about mind and brain health, was first on show last August at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery during National Science Week. A giant, walk in brain sculpture made from more than 1600 knitted, crocheted and woven brain cells donated from all over Australia was […]

Cosmos Media and Science Alert support the 2015 ASC Grants Program

After a successful first year in 2014, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is continuing its Annual Professional Development Grants Program and this year it is bigger and better thanks to two sponsors coming on board, Cosmos Media and Science Alert.
The program, opening today, will again provide members with an exclusive opportunity to gain support to […]

Unsung Hero of Science Communication Award 2014 announcement

Thanks to Sarah Lau for the award announcement round up.
Recently, we celebrated the best and brightest of Australian Science Communication at the Unsung Hero award presentation ceremony in Sydney.
The ASC created the Unsung Hero award to honour a person or group who exemplifies science communication and who has not yet received significant recognition for their […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the update!
Not enough happening?
At our last National Council meeting, the representatives from our branches gave a bit of an overview of the activities that have been going on around Australia. There are science and film nights, cafe scientifiques, professional development meetings, networking and speed networking events, and even awards […]

Freelance science communicators panel lunch

[ 25 June 2015; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Life as a freelance science communicator

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015. Panel 12:00-13:00. Lunch 13:00-14:00.
Venue: Two Before Ten Cafe, Aranda Shops, Aranda, ACT, 2614

This event features professional insights from three Canberra freelancers, who will
discuss taming the financial and lifestyle challenges of running a freelance business.

Malini Devadas – MD Writing & Editing
Dr Malini Devadas earned a PhD […]

Vodcast: communicating science with cartoons

In late 2014, the Australian Science Communicators ACT Branch organised an event featuring three of Canberra’s premier cartoonists:

Stuart McMillen: Freelance cartoonist, specialising in long-form comics
David Pope: Canberra Times cartoonist
Geoff Pryor: Retired cartoonist, formerly with the Canberra Times

The three cartoonists discussed how they develop, draw and communicate big (and sometimes controversial) ideas through cartoons.
An audio recording […]

ASC-Vic Jurassic World Movie Night

Time to get together for another ASC-Vic science movie night!
This time it’s the next installment of a pre-historic spectacle – JURASSIC WORLD!
Whether you’re a dino-fan or simply dino-curious, this is guaranteed to be a tricera-tops event..
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asc-vic-event-movie-night-jurassic-world-tickets-17333631358
Mark Thursday 25th June in the diary.
Bring along your family and friends to the beautiful Kino Cinemas, […]

Event review: National Science Week Event Holders’ Meeting

Thanks to Bonnie Murthy and Anneliese Gillard for the event review.
National Science Week is Australia’s biggest science festival. During the National Science Week Event Holders’ Meeting, the Victorian committee provided background about the event from previous years, including key successful events, and provided an overview of 2015’s plans.
Nine Victorian groups have received grant support for […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the update.

Looking Forward…
Exciting news in the science communication world—the World Science Festival is coming to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane next year in March. The timing is very good to plan the 2016 ASC conference in tandem with this event and we’re looking into that now. In […]