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The Unsung Hero award recognises and celebrates excellence in science communication, and is presented at a national level. The scope of the award is not covered in existing national science award programs, and therefore, the Unsung Hero award provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the attributes and practices of science communicators. Continue reading
[ 19 December 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] The ACT branch of the ASC is holding its local AGM and celebrating the year that was – official details for AGM below.
When: Thursday, 19th of December
Where: Meeting Room, Belconnen Arts Centre (118 Emu Bank, Belconnen)
After the AGM, all attendees are invited to join us for dinner at a restaurant along Emu [...]
f you’d like to knock some nonsense, learn some tricks, see how easily fooled you are, and pick up some self-defence for your brain then come and join the ASC SA Branch at 6:30PM, Tuesday December 17 at the Unley Community Centre. The event is absolutely free and definitely family friendly; tea and coffee provided, [...]
I am pleased to announce there is one nomination for the position of National President of Australian Science Communicators for the upcoming AGM: Assoc Prof Joan Leach.
Joan has been nominated by Claire Harris and seconded by Nancy Longnecker.
Please see below for Joan’s nomination statement.
For more information on the AGM: http://wp.me/p1Zzkn-kGi
- Sarah Lau, National Secretary
Assoc Prof Joan [...]
Who doesn’t love a good public lecture? How about a weekend jam-packed with thought-provoking, awe-inspiring talks about what the future might hold?
ASC-Victoria has teamed up with Humanity+ and the Rationalist Society to bring you the two day Science, Technology and the Future conference — a celebration of what the future might hold and what paths [...]
#1 – What is Lord Kelvin’s real name?
#2 – How fast does the Earth rotate?
#3 – What are the chemical elements that spell ‘Cute cat’?
If you think you can answer those questions (or even if you can’t), JOIN US at the ASC Victoria Christmas Party Trivia Night!
Date: Wednesday 4th of December
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm [...]
Thank you to Isabelle Kingsley for the event review.
The curtain has fallen on the eighth annual Ultimo Science Festival. Between 12 and 22 September, Harris Street Ultimo was transformed into a nucleus of science. There was something for everyone — talks that challenged our perceptions of the world, hands-on activities to puzzle over, startling exhibitions, [...]
Thank you to Ian McDonald for summarising the proofreading suggestions from the list.
I’m sure I am not the only one but I always find that proof-reading your own writeing is difficult – particularly when you are trying to find that last typo. Now, how many of you noticed the three errors in my first [...]
That’s right! We’ve heard some whispers that the ASC community has changed some people’s lives. This grassroots organisation that started back in 1994… Who’d have thunk it back in that inaugural meeting at the Press Club in Canberra.
As we come up to celebrating 20 years of ASC, we (the Executive) reckon it’s time to hear [...]
The ASC2014 Program Committee is excited to announce that there are new optional workshops and activities available for conference delegates. Spaces are limited:
Sunday 2nd February: Community Storytelling Series, Part 1
Telling stories with images using smart phones and tablets. A free 3 hour afternoon workshop for delegates only [times to be confirmed] Facilitated by Susan Rooney-Harding [...]