Vic Event: Pre National Science Week Mixer: Open Mic Night

[ 24 July 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] National Science Week (http://www.scienceweek.net.au) will be here soon (August 16-24) and we’d like to celebrate it with an Open Mic Night. Come on down to our Pre National Science Week Mixer and mingle with people who have events as part of National Science Week.

When: Thursday 14th August, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Markov, Carlton (350-352 Drummond Street, Carlton, [...]

Inspiring Australia update: Fossil tourism in the Flinders

How training ten locals is set to unearth tourism potential and take science to thousands.
Science communicators in training
The ‘Hidden National Treasure’ project is turning Flinders locals into science communicators and working with them to develop Ediacara fossil tourism ‘experiences’.
Fossils from the Ediacaran Period have lain hidden like buried treasure for 550 million years under the ancient [...]

Inspiring Australia update: Travelling WA with Kerry Mazzotti

WA’s Inspiring Australia officer shares what inspires her, advice for science communicators and why she sent a scientist travelling the State in a white campervan with 18 replica skulls.
Inspirer of Western Australians, Kerry Mazzotti
A love of meeting people from different backgrounds and a bug for travel are surely essential requirements for Kerry Mazzotti’s challenge of coordinating [...]

WA Event: An Evening of Food and Science

Due to a change of date, there’s still a chance to attend the WA-Branch’s event – ‘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- [...]

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 [...]