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) […]

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 […]

Pre-National Science Week Mixer – Victoria

Pre-National Science Week Mixer – Thursday, August 11 at 6:00 PM

Have you got an upcoming event to spruik as part of National Science Week? Or maybe you’d like to hear about the events happening in your area?

Join the Australian Science Communicators Victorian branch and other science-enthusiasts for an open mic and networking night. We’ll open the […]

The Wild Melbourne Journey – A case study in science communication

The Wild Melbourne Journey

This is a FREE event but places are limited so register your attendance here and stay tuned for updates at the Facebook even page here.
 

You ask the questions… turning the tables on the media on 27 June.

·         Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a newsroom?
·         Who decides what stories to cover and when?
·         Where do science stories fit in?
·         And how do you get your research in the news?
Join us on Monday 27 June to find out as the Australian Science Communicators, Royal Society of Victoria, […]

Event reflection – ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’

As science communicators, when we write about scientific discoveries for public consumption, we often search for the ‘so what?’ in the story – what are the implications for human kind and how will this discovery improve our lives for the better? But for discoveries in pure mathematics, there is often no application at all. Or […]

Science Book a Day Celebrates 1000 Books

On the 26th of February, my blog, Science Book a Day (http://sciencebookaday.com) celebrated featuring 1000 books since it started on June 1, 2013. SBAD was a project I started with the objective of engaging more people in popular science books. I thought that I would feature a book each day, linking to reviews, videos and […]

ASC movie nights are back in 2016!

Join us on Wednesday 11 May at Kino Cinemas to get the know THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY. Starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Jeremy Irons (Batman Vs Superman), it tells the life story of the extraordinary Indian mathematician and autodidact, Srinivasa Ramanujan. With no formal training in pure mathematics, he made extraordinary contributions to fields of mathematics, […]

ASC online shop

Thanks to George Aranda for the story behind the new ASC shop!
In October the ASC-Victoria organised an event for The Martian. To celebrate this event I asked James Hutson how he felt about putting together a t-shirt, around the great line in the film “I’m going to have to SCIENCE the shit out of this.” […]