Casual Presenters sought to help deliver (and develop) discovery and science clubs around Sydney

Children’s Discovery seeks to recruit inspiring educators to help us deliver our discovery and science activities. These include our pre-school Little Bang Discovery Club (during school hours), and/or after-school science club activities in various venues around Sydney. There are also full-day programs during school holiday periods.
Key responsibilities

Become trained to deliver high quality discovery science workshops […]

Looking for #scicomm mentors

By Lisa Bailey
It’s 3 Minute Thesis season around the country, and I was thinking that they are chock full of potential ASC members! I’m looking for current ASC members who work in these institutions, or who can attend the 3MT finals public events (or any of the training/heats leading up to them in many cases) […]

The demise of science journalism and rise of science communication?

Are you a science journalist or a science communicator?
For people outside the science communication sphere, this question might seem like an exercise in splitting hairs, but for those of us whose day-to-day lives are embedded in this arena, it’s actually quite important.
However it can be difficult to find clear, unassailable points of distinction that distinguish […]

Meet the Scientists event – NSW

Unwind with a FREE DRINK courtesy of your local ASC, nibble finger food and enervate your neurons with the ASC NSW Christmas event, as we chat with well-known scientists who are successfully communicating their research. We’ll ask them why they f*king love communicating science, how they do it, and we’ll challenge them to describe decades […]

Sydney’s first citywide Science Festival

Thanks to Jackie Randles for the event overview.

Sydney’s science community is collaborating for National Science Week this year and for the first time, presenting a united front under the banner of the Sydney Science Festival. Coordinated by Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, the Festival’s official NSW National Science Week launch event last Thursday evening […]

Cosmos Media and Science Alert support the 2015 ASC Grants Program

After a successful first year in 2014, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is continuing its Annual Professional Development Grants Program and this year it is bigger and better thanks to two sponsors coming on board, Cosmos Media and Science Alert.
The program, opening today, will again provide members with an exclusive opportunity to gain support to […]

ASC NSW – social meetup, central Sydney, 12 March

[ 12 March 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Thinking fondly of ASC14? Like to continue conversations you started there?

Or, if you didn’t go, perhaps you’d like to catch up with folks who did.

It’s about time we had an ASC get-together in Sydney, so here it is. All welcome.

Our gathering place will be Mezbah, a bar and cafe at Railway Square, Sydney. (It’s at […]

Event review: Nerd Nite Sydney

Thanks to Nolanne Chang for this event review.
“Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”
“Maths, Maths, Maths!”
That’s the sound of Simon Pampena revving up the crowd at this month’s Sydney Nerd Nite. Simon was the first of three guest speakers on the night, with subjects ranging from comedic science to a treatise against traditional lecture methods, to a review of […]

Trivia at the Toxteth and a touch of the AGMs

[ 28 June 2013; 12:30 am to 8:30 pm. ] Banish the blues of a Sydney winter! Join other ASC types in the warmth of the Fireplace room at Glebe’s Toxteth hotel for a night of science trivia and, of course, your choice of tipple. Non-ASC friends and partners are welcome.

For members we’ll also be having a quick and painless annual general meeting of the […]

Cheer squad, critic or crusader? Science and medical writers today

[ 17 May 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Cheer squad or critic? Awareness raiser, crusader or watchdog? What is the role of science and medical writers today?
Join us for a discussion on this, and more, by a panel of expert science and medical writers in Sydney on 17 May. This is a joint event of the Australian Science Communicators and the Australasian Medical Writers’ […]