South Australian Branch – Science Trivia Night

Australian Science Communicators (SA Branch) is kicking off its 2013 program with a Science Trivia Night. Bring your friends to make a table of eight or join one on the night.
Test your science knowledge against some of the biggest science nerds in Adelaide!
The aim of the night is to have fun; welcome new members; and raise funds to […]

Alternative Medicine versus Science: Winners and Losers

ASCSA Tuesday 11th December Meeting
“Pseudo” means fake. The best way to spot a fake is to know as much as possible about real science, including the scientifically proven facts and the nature of science. This includes the criteria of evidence, the design of meaningful experiments, the weighing of possibilities, the testing of hypotheses, the establishment […]

SA branch AGM and speed networking, 20th November

The ASCSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2012 from 6.00pm until 6.30pm and will be followed by Speed Networking until 7.30pm at the Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide.
AGM: Nominations are now closed, so come along and get involved in selecting YOUR committee for 2013. At the AGM we work […]

National Science Week success

Thanks to Rona Sakko and Brian Haddy for their time in providing this round-up of events. 
National Science Week 2012 in South Australia was a big one this year. The biggest, according to the State Coordinator, Rona Sakko.
She was thrilled there were so many new events this year and that there was so much variety in […]

SA Branch: “Winter Warming Dinner”

It’s time to catch up!
On Monday 23rd of July, join us for drinks followed by dinner at The Seven Stars Pub – a centrally located pub at 187 Angas Street in the City.
A quiet venue for casual conversation in good company by the fireplace. Bring friends, colleagues – anyone interested in communicating science. Good prices. Normal […]

ASCSA Journal Club

From Lisa Bailey
ASCSA Journal Club
The South Australian branch of ASC will this year be starting a new journal club as part of our roster of ongoing ASCSA activities.
I saw a need for this as I believe there is currently too much of a disconnect betweent the formal research of science communication and public engagement in […]

A million fans for Australian science

Australian science has just gained its millionth fan on worldwide internet phenomenon Facebook, the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb announced at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference in Sydney today.
“The milestone makes Australian website ScienceAlert.com.au the world’s #1 provider of science news on Facebook,” managing director Chris Cassella said.
“We’re also now the world’s […]

SA Event: Teach for Australia – Innovative pathways for outstanding science graduates

Brought to you by The Tall Poppy Campaign and Teach for Australia:
Event: Teach for Australia – Innovative pathways for outstanding science graduates
Monday 20 February, 2012
Royal Society Room at the SA Museum, North Terrace
12:30pm – 1:30pm (Lunch Included)
Speakers: Adam Buxton, Teach for Australia
Tessa Mudge, Alumni and Associate at Teach for Australia
Places are strictly limited and priority […]

Social media reaches elusive demographic

Interesting article in terms of using social media to reach a demographic and how to reach that elusive age group.
http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/258803/20111130/facebook-apps-bring-millions-new-young-readers.htm

Life Member Profile: Barbara Hardy AO

Barbara Hardy has been working in the environment field in a voluntary capacity since the early 1970s.   During this time she spent five years at the Flinders University of South Australia studying the Earth Sciences (1974-79), following a Science Degree at The University of Adelaide in 1947 (majoring in Chemistry).
She has been a Commissioner of […]