WA Event – Behind the Scenes – Regional Resource Recycling Centre

The ASC-WA branch is heading to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canningvale to have a tour behind the scenes of the recycling facility.
Join us:
Saturday 22 February
10.00am-12.00pm (followed by lunch at The Last Drop)
Places are limited to 25, so BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment! Register online now at http://resourcerecoverycentre.eventbrite.com.au
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The RRRC’s Community Engagement and Communications […]

Behind the scenes at the Western Australian Herbarium

Join us on Monday 21 October for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Australian Herbarium with Collections Manager Karina Knight!
Drinks and nibblies will be provided prior to the tour (from 5.30pm) with the tour commencing at 6.00pm and taking around 1-1.5 hours.
Stay for networking and further refreshments after the tour.
Places are limited, so please head […]

Member profile – Sarah Lau

Thank you to Sarah Lau who shared her deepest darkest secrets with us for this Q&A profile!
When not working as Communication Manager for ChemCentre in Western Australia, Sarah spends her time keeping things in order as the Secretary of the ASC. As a long-term member, Sarah’s commitment to the ASC is a great example of […]

ASC-WA – Museum and Mummies Night

[ 27 May 2013; 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join ASC-WA at the WA Museum to hear from ‘New Museum’ Director Trish McDonald about the plans and vision for the new Museum construction.
This informal talk will be followed by a private viewing of the new exhibition from the British Museum – ‘Secrets of the Afterlife: Magic, Mummies & Immortality in Ancient Egypt’.
Drinks and finger […]

WA Branch Monthly Social

[ 12 April 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The WA Branch invites you to our regular social gatherings for 2013. The first will be held this Friday, 5.30pm at Steve’s in Nedlands. These will be held at the same location every 2nd Friday of each month. See you there!

WA Event – Communicating Space

[ 19 July 2012; 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Communicating Space

It’s one of the hottest topics in science at the moment – space. As seen by the recent public interest in the Square Kilometre Array bid and visit to Australia by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, people are hungry for more information on life, the Universe and everything.

So what are the challenges of ‘communicating space’ to […]

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 […]

ASC corporate members – meeting with Scitech

Interest is growing for organisations to become corporate members of the ASC. While I was in Perth for the 2011 ASC AGM I took the opportunity to meet with the management of one of our most recent new corporate members, Scitech.
Scitech is Perth’s and WA’s state-wide active and progressive science centre. Alan Brien, the director […]

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

ASC national conference travel grants

Up to four travel grants of $200-400 each are available to ASC members from WA for attending the Australian Science Communicators conference in Sydney in February 2012.
The ASC conference will be held 27-29 February 2012 in Sydney at the Sydney Masonic Centre, a centrally located conference venue. We look forward to ASC members from around […]