ACT: Careers and Networking night – May 22

Careers in science communication: what are your options and how do you get started?
Our next ACT branch event brings science communication professionals and students together for a careers-focussed networking night on Thursday May 22 at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS).
Students can meet practitioners and hear about pathways into the […]

ACT: April Networking Night for ASC members

Our next networking night is soon upon us and we are EXCITED!!!
Questacon SCREAMS science communication and they have kindly offered up their brand spanking new Technology and Learning Centre just for ASC members.
So please join us on Wednesday the 30th of April from 530pm at 60 Denison St, Deakin (or next to The Mint)
NOTE: not […]

ACT networking event – meet and mingle with other scicommers…..

Got some post #ASC14 blues?
The ACT branch is hosting its first networking event of the year.
Come along and meet some other local science communicators. Share war stories, celebrate successes and make new contacts. Nibbles provided, and a free drink for members!

When: Wednesday 26th March, 5.30pm for 6pm start and stay as long as you want.

Where: Fellows Bar, downstairs […]

ACT: End of year celebration and branch AGM

[ 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
Time: 5.30pm-6:30pm
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 […]

Official Notice of ASC AGM 2013

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Canberra, ACT on 29 November 2013.
The AGM is being hosted by the ASC ACT Branch and the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.
Another year under our belt and ASC moves into its 20th in […]

ACT workshop October 31: producing great podcasts

[ 31 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Running events, writing blogs and maybe even producing video clips might all be in a days work but what about podcasting?

Podcasting might seem technical and complicated but it is far from it. Nowadays, it is easy to get started with some basic tools, free software and super cheap hosting options. You could have your audience listening to your dulcet […]

Big Ideas event in the ACT – Is Australia producing too many PhDs?

Thanks to Toss Gascoigne and Ian McDonald for providing this information. 
Long hours, short-term contracts, uncertain employment, and cut-throat competition for grants, fellowships and positions. The work may be on interesting and important issues and the company stimulating, but for many the reality of a career in research isn’t so rosy.
This event was held yesterday – we look […]

ACT: The triumphant return of the Science of Beer

[ 27 February 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The ACT Branch of the ASC invites you to our first social event of the year
– The Science of Beer –
Proudly presented by Lachlan McOmish the owner of the Wig and Pen, this event will be a great way for ASC members and those interested in having a fun night out, to meet and mingle with other science […]

ASC Canberra AGM and 2012 PM Science Prize Winner

[ 28 November 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Following the AGM we will hold a public event where attendees will hear from Canberra local, Professor Ken Freeman, recipient of this years Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Continue reading

Canberra unlocks the secrets to “real” forensic science

By Ian McDonald (Secretary, ASC ACT branch committee)
On a brisk Wednesday evening in early August, Canberrans came to hear real forensic scientists discuss their careers and how they differ from Hollywood’s portrayal. The ASC Canberra event entitled CSI vs Real Forensic Science, was facilitated by Ben Lamont, the Vice President of the ACT Chapter of […]