The South Australian Branch of Australian Science Communicators (ASC SA) is about to reform.

The South Australian Branch of Australian Science Communicators (ASC SA) is about to reform.

If you work in science as a teacher, student, lecturer, journalist, writer, film-maker, educator, editor, interpretation officer, researcher, administrator, PR representative, media officer, hold any other job in science, technology, engineering or maths, or if you simply have an interest in science, this is for you.

The Australian Science Communicators has recently undergone a revival – have a look at the new website at http://www.asc.asn.au/

ASC is involved in running conferences (a big one in February 2010), developing the new National Science Communication Strategy, accreditation for science communication courses, planning new benefits for members, and much more. At present, SA is the only state without an active branch, so that science communicators here are missing out on the benefits that ASC offers.

In South Australia, the launch of the RiAus in October has provided South Australian Science Communicators with a splendid new meeting place (with a bar), unrivalled networking opportunities, fresh programs and many additional activities and benefits.

We have a small steering committee preparing the way for a relaunch of ASC SA. We are restructuring the ASC SA executive so that nobody is expected to take on too much (one of the problems in maintaining the branch in the past), and we already have a draft program developed for the next 12 months.

Because the Australian Science Media Centre and RiAus are based in Adelaide, and South Australians are very active in National Science Week, we have a strong nucleus of people already interested and involved, but we want as many as possible, reflecting every aspect of

science communication.

So…….what is happening? Two events for your 2009 diary, both free of charge.

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November 19, 2009, 6pm-8pm

RiAus, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place

Adelaide 5000 (Google maps: *http://tinyurl.com/scienceexchange)*

* Bar open – buy your own drinks

*”Taming the Raspberry,”

30 minute presentation on The Science of Wind Instruments (Rob Morrison)

* Hear about our plans for ASC SA

* Tour of new RiAus building

* Discussion and Questions

Book at http://www.riaus.org.au/events/2009/november/australian_science_communicators_monthly.jsp

ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. “Taming the Raspberry” is suitable for

all ages.

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December 14th, 2009, 6pm

RiAus, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place

Adelaide 5000 (Google maps: *http://tinyurl.com/scienceexchange)*

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING TO REFORM ASC SA

* Christmas drinks

* Joining up ASC SA members

* Election of Committee

* Program for 2010

* Get-together and Networking Book at http://www.riaus.org.au/events/2009/december/asc_december_meeting.jsp

Lisa Bailey Ph: (08) 7120 8605 | mobile: 0427 490088| Fax: (08) 8221 6563 | lbailey@riaus.org.au | www.riaus.org.au

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