Inspiring Australia Update: Crowdsourcing Citizens For International Astronomy

Gemma and her home-made comet starred in Astrofest tweets from former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley (@ChiefSci_WA)
There’s a lot of space and a lot of things in space out there – which means some potentially interesting finds by keen viewers of the stars. Why not bring them together?
Want some help scanning the skies over [...]

Inspiring Australia Update: Tasmania’s Sarah Bayne On Selling Science In Our Smallest State

Distant land with whole-hearted engagement – meet Tasmania’s Inspiring Australia officer, Sarah Bayne.
There’s a lot of science in Tasmania, and Sarah Bayne tries to cover it all
People come to science engagement with a range of backgrounds, but there can’t be many who’ve worked cleaning convict bricks like Sarah Bayne has.
But there’s far more to Tasmania than [...]

Vic Event: The Art of communicating science: from cartoons to photography

[ 15 July 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Communicating science relies on the effective communication of scientific information and its relevance. The art of communicating through the visual medium cannot be underestimated in its ability to cut through nuances of language and get to the heart of the ideas being conveyed. Photography, animation, illustration, art, video and film can allow us to  – [...]

WA Event: An Evening of Food and Science

The WA Branch of the Australian Science Communicators invites you to An Evening of Food and Science!
Come join us and some of WA’s food science, wine and gastronomy experts to discuss, investigate and test the science behind food and wine.
Presenters include,

Emma Donnelly- 2012 My Kitchen Rules Contestant
Garry Lee- UWA Food Scientist
Vince Bligh- Greenpiper Wines
Joanne Castelli- Home [...]

QLD – ASC Networking Event: The Making Of Chemistry World

You’re invited to ASC networking drinks and an exclusive preview of ‘Chemistry World’, the exciting new interactive display currently under development for the Cube at QUT.
Hear ‘behind-the-scenes’ insights from the creators of Chemistry World and be one of the first to test drive this innovative science communication tool.
Your ticket includes drinks and canapés sponsored by Abfab Catering. The event [...]

ASC taking LinkedIn to the next level!

Thanks to Kali Madden for this information and for setting up the new members only LinkedIn discussion group!
Did you know that the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year?
As the Australian national industry body for all those who make science and technology accessible, many national and international science communication efforts have [...]

Event review: PCST conference—Brazil inspires science communicators

Thank you to Christine Ross for sharing her experience at the PCST conerefence.
The first PCST conference to be held in Latin America focused on science communication for social inclusion and political engagement. As the ancient capital of Brazil and a former slave trading port, host city Salvador was a living, breathing reminder of the country’s [...]

Event review: CRCA conference—Innovative with Asia

Thank you to Adam Barclay for sharing his CRCA conference experiences with us!
The 2014 CRC* Association Conference was always going to be interesting, coming off the back of a federal budget that announced $80 million in cuts and the cancellation of the 17th selection round. A back-of-the-envelope estimate for the cost of bidding for a [...]