ASC SCOPE Interview: Paul Holper, Co-Director of Scientell

Why did you choose to study science?
I liked the precision of science and the logic that underpins everything. At university I discovered that chemistry was particularly enjoyable, so that’s what I majored in.
I naively decided that as I liked demonstrating to university students, I should become a teacher. I spent 10 years in the classroom; […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update September

I hope you are all doing ok, especially thinking of all our Victorian members who’ve been going through lockdown round 2 over the last month.  If you’ve not been able to catch our live members Q&A series so far, you can now access them online via the ASC members area.
This month, there are a few […]

Building new worlds for exploration: designing online exhibits during COVID-19

Written by Dr Debbie Devis
I never thought I would be chatting about psychology and loneliness whilst running from a zombie, but COVID-19 has surprised me in unexpected ways. When the pandemic hit, we all had to adjust. For us at MOD. at UniSA, that meant we had to close galleries and set up an online […]

Members Q&A Webinar Friday 28 August – Fred Watson

Join us for the next in our series where we will be hosting Australia’s Astronomer-at-large, writer, science communicator, good lighting advocate and traveller Fred Watson.
Fred has had a long and distinguished sci-com career, well-known for his astronomy slots on ABC radio, and his books include “Stargazer – the Life and Times of the Telescope”, “Why […]

Volunteer Positions – apply now!

We need your help!
ASC would love your help.  We’ve got a few new volunteer positions available.  Click on the position below for the full position description:
·         Social media strategist volunteer – Express your enthusiasm for the face of #scicomm, hone your skills and make a difference to the Australian science communication community.
This role shapes the […]

Members Q&A series – Bobby Cerini 7 August 2020

What is the future of interactivity for hands-on science discovery centres like Questacon? There are huge challenges ahead as museums, science centres and galleries adapt to ‘the new normal’.
Join us for the next installation of our Q&A series with Dr Bobby Cerini, Deputy Director and General Manager of Science and Learning at Questacon as we […]

President’s Update July

President’s Update
I hope that you’re all travelling well, and are heartened by the recent national committee meeting we’ve had last week where we shared information about how ASC members around the country are adapting their events and programs. We’re continuing our members Q&A series this week featuring Jonathan Webb, ABC Science Editor so make sure you’ve registered for […]

Members Q&A series June – July 2020

After our first Q&A with Norman Swan in May, we’re excited to bring you more in our Q&A webinar series.
These are free for all current ASC members, click on the links below to register.

Like many events around the world, Pint of Science Australia earlier this year cancelled their festival in support of physical distancing.
By mid-April […]

President’s Update, June

 
Reconciliation Week 2020 started with the destruction of two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural sites in the Pilbara by Rio Tinto.  The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis last week and the pain and anguish of so many protesters in the US was another call for Australians to take a long look at our own history, and […]

State Branch Support

On top of regular capitation funds for this year, there is a post-conference grant of up to $300 available to each state and territory to organise a follow up ASC event or activity or purchase any necessary equipment (eg new banners or marketing materials) for their local members.  To apply for this, please email exec@asc.asn.au with the […]