President’s update: reflecting on a successful AGM

Thank you to Claire Harris for this president’s update.
This is my last update from the 2013 President chair.
For this last edition of Scope I wanted to briefly summarise the AGM but also have a bit of a muse.
The AGM, held in Canberra on the 29th November, covered a range of important items including reviewing the […]

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 […]

Event review: Ultimo Science Festival

 Thank you to Isabelle Kingsley for the event review.
The curtain has fallen on the eighth annual Ultimo Science Festival.  Between 12 and 22 September, Harris Street Ultimo was transformed into a nucleus of science. There was something for everyone — talks that challenged our perceptions of the world, hands-on activities to puzzle over, startling exhibitions, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Science Week Trivia Night, Brisbane

[ 13 August 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The South East Queensland Australian Science Communicators branch has teamed up with the Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland to celebrate National Science Week with a spot of trivia.

Hosted by the Green Beacon Brewery,Teneriffe, and mc’d by the talented Dr Joel Gilmore, the night will be cocktail of good beer, food, science and fun.

Invite your family, colleagues and […]

NSW – Science Spoken Word / Poetry night

[ 18 July 2013; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The Australian Science Communicators, in association with WordinHand and Blue Space present an evening of Science-focused spoken word……featuring two GIANTS of the spoken word genre…

Tug Dumbly ! & Bravo Child !

Plus… Bring along your original, science themed, poetry / spoken word pieces for the open mike and slam (competition).

First prize is $100!

Tug Dumbly is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]