Cosmos Media and Science Alert support the 2015 ASC Grants Program

After a successful first year in 2014, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is continuing its Annual Professional Development Grants Program and this year it is bigger and better thanks to two sponsors coming on board, Cosmos Media and Science Alert.
The program, opening today, will again provide members with an exclusive opportunity to gain support to […]

Unsung Hero of Science Communication Award 2014 announcement

Thanks to Sarah Lau for the award announcement round up.
Recently, we celebrated the best and brightest of Australian Science Communication at the Unsung Hero award presentation ceremony in Sydney.
The ASC created the Unsung Hero award to honour a person or group who exemplifies science communication and who has not yet received significant recognition for their […]

ASC-Vic Jurassic World Movie Night

Time to get together for another ASC-Vic science movie night!
This time it’s the next installment of a pre-historic spectacle – JURASSIC WORLD!
Whether you’re a dino-fan or simply dino-curious, this is guaranteed to be a tricera-tops event..
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asc-vic-event-movie-night-jurassic-world-tickets-17333631358
Mark Thursday 25th June in the diary.
Bring along your family and friends to the beautiful Kino Cinemas, […]

President’s update

Thank you to ASC President Joan Leach for the January update.

Happy 2015!

Though, from the volume of activity already going on in ASC circles, it very much feels as if the year is more than 1/12th underway. At the start of this year, ASC is forming a new executive as hardworking 2013/2014 executive volunteers take a […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2014

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
 
The award will be announced in early 2015.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 20 February 2015.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2014 Nomination Form – Entry
 
The Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication is an initiative of the Australian Science Communicators. The ASC offers this award […]

Nomination for ASC President 2015 – Associate Professor Joan Leach

I am pleased to announce there is one nomination for the position of National President of Australian Science Communicators for the upcoming AGM: Associate Professor Joan Leach.
Joan has been nominated by Will Grant and seconded by Ruth Neale.
Please see below for Joan’s nomination statement.
Click here for more information on the 2014 AGM.
– Sarah Lau, National […]

Mt Burnett Observatory Visit

Thank you to Kathleen Hayes for sharing her experience.
Recently I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Mt Burnett observatory, located conveniently close to Melbourne, and learn about astronomy through hands on experience!
The  big 18 inch telescope, originally built for the Monash University physics department in 1972 was unfortunately out of action but […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s update.
This month, I participated in a debate at the RiAus on genetic modification (sponsored by the Waite Research Institute at Uni Adelaide)—not whether we should be doing it or its dangers or potentials—but how we should carry out conversations about it in public. During the course of […]

ASC taking LinkedIn to the next level!

Thanks to Kali Madden for this information and for setting up the new members only LinkedIn discussion group!
Did you know that the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year?
As the Australian national industry body for all those who make science and technology accessible, many national and international science communication efforts have […]