SCREN update 2014

Thank you to Sean Perera for the SCREN update.
The Science Communication Research and Education Network (SCREN) is a special interest group recognized by Australian Science Communicators (ASC) and hosted under the auspices of the Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness at The Australian National University.
Currently, SCREN membership includes up to fifty science […]

Mt Burnett Observatory Visit

Thank you to Kathleen Hayes for sharing her experience.
Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Mt Burnett observatory, located conveniently close to Melbourne, and learn about astronomy through hands on experience!
The  big 18 inch telescope, originally built for the Monash University physics department in 1972 was unfortunately out of action but […]

Opening doors

Thank you to Sean Perera for the Inspiring Australia update.
The Opening Doors project, as it name suggests, gives otherwise unengaged and marginalised communities access to science and technology (S&T) in Australia. In particular, Opening Doors promotes awareness about S&T studies and careers among young (15–25 yo) humanitarian immigrants currently resettled regionally in Australia.
Mainstream scientific engagement […]

Science in a glossy mag? Tell ‘em they’re dreaming

Thank you to Sarah Keenihan for preparing this piece.
There’s no doubting Professor Rob Morrison’s science communication credentials. With more than 40 years of experience as a broadcaster and author, he has also won many national and international awards. In 2002 he received the Eureka Prize for Critical Thinking and the Michael Daley award for science […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s update.
This month, I participated in a debate at the RiAus on genetic modification (sponsored by the Waite Research Institute at Uni Adelaide)—not whether we should be doing it or its dangers or potentials—but how we should carry out conversations about it in public. During the course of […]

Event: ASC Victoria end of year party and AGM

Show off your science at the ASC Victoria end of year party and AGM. Put the party appropriate night of Monday 24 November in your calendars for an evening of networking, pizza eating, drinking and general celebrations!
‘Science Show-off’ is your chance to show the Victorian science communication community something, weird, funny, quirky, musical or cunning… […]

WA Event: Quizalicious Quiz Night – Tuesday 21 October

Get your thinking caps on and join us for our fabulous annual Quizalicious Quiz Night!
Great prizes. Tables of 6.
WHEN?      Tuesday 21 October 2014 – Doors open at 6pm (come have some pub grub beforehand). Quiz starts at 7pm sharp
WHERE?    Rosie O’Gradys, 205 James Street, Northbridge (in the Cab Bar)
WHO?         Anyone 18 years+
COST?       $10 ASC Members, $15 non-members, or $60 a table
HOW?        Bookings are […]

ACT event: Science, Cartoons and Politics – Communicating Big Ideas

The ACT Branch of ASC continues its regular networking series and invites you to our next special event on Friday evening, 17th of October – Science, Cartoons and Politics – Communicating Big Ideas
Join Toss Gascoigne as he chats with three generations of Canberra-based cartoonists to discuss how they develop, draw and communicate big (and sometimes […]