Science editor position at Biotext

Biotext is looking for a motivated science editor to join our team.
Biotext turns complex science and policy information into effective publications. For more than 15 years, we have produced publications for scientific agencies, government departments, academic and nongovernment organisations, both in Australia and overseas. Biotext is an acknowledged leader in science writing, editing and design, specialising […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2016

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
The award will be announced at the ASC Conference in Adelaide on 23 February 2017.
Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2016 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2016 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
The Unsung […]

Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Executive Producer, Catalyst

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (‘ABC’) is Australia’s main national public broadcaster, providing television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through Radio Australia and Australia Plus.
Catalyst is the ABC’s flagship science television show. It showcases significant Australian and international science discoveries that have an impact on the broad […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update
Happy End, 2016!
2016 winds its wicked way to the end. Dickens to comes to mind: “it was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The ‘best of times’ included the recent SCANZ conference in Dunedin.  Despite an earthquake (!), the conference went ahead with […]

The outcome of the 2016 ASC Grants Program

Now in its third year, we again had a number of high calibre applications submitted into our Grants Program. We only wish we could award everyone who applied and of course thank all those members who took the time to apply for the grants and internship on offer.
After a peer-review process, we are pleased to […]

Getting your science style right – there’s a new guide to help

Should it be ‘compare with’ or ‘compare to’? When do you use a pie graph? Is there a space between the number and the unit? Should it be ‘Earth’, or ‘the Earth’? Do you capitalise ‘government’?*
The answers to all these questions and more can now be found in the online Australian manual of scientific style […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
I’m writing this on the plane as I return from a work trip around China and am reflecting on the extraordinary interest in science communication currently emerging there. What I found were University presidents and organisations across China who want to learn from Australia about science communication […]

ASC Victoria: Notice of AGM

The ASC-Vic is announcing their end of year dinner and AGM.

Where: Lincoln Hotel, 91 Cardigan St Carlton
When: November 23rd, 2016 at 6pm for the AGM and 6:30pm for the dinner
What: ASC will buy you a free beer/wine for coming out to the AGM

We have tables reserved for ASC members to dine together and have a good […]

ASC Reflection: Case Study: Nicholas J Johnson

As part of ASC Victoria’s ‘Case Study’ series, we organised a night on October 7th with ASC member Nicholas J Johnson. Nicholas is someone who combines science communication with magic, literally. His show, Deceptology, was part of the Melbourne Magic Festival earlier this year and he uses magic as a way to explore the psychology […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Coonabarabran, NSW
I just had an amazing weekend at StarFest at Siding Spring Observatory in the Warrumbungles; inspiring to see the observatory at work after it was threatened by fire in 2013. They’ve added a renewed exhibition space and there was a lot of energy around the research. […]