ASC-VIC Report: Storytelling for Science Communicators

The Victorian branch of Australian Science Communicators recently enjoyed a storytelling for science communicators workshop at 100 Story Building.
To kick-off the evening, several attendees met at Littlefoot, a conveniently located establishment within stumbling distance of the 100 Story Building. We snacked on edamame and chips, baba ghanoush and a LOT of crumbed cauliflower! Sitting at […]

Stargazers Club WA

Stargazers Club WA are holding two events in July and August.
Astrophotography Nightscape Image Processing for Beginners
Saturday 13th July 2019.  3.30pm – 6.30pm
Discover how to process your own nightscape and Milky Way astrophotography images in this single afternoon class. Learn the pieces of the software puzzle, and the process workflow that will help you navigate your […]

How to save the whole stinkin’ planet

Lee Constable has just published her new book How to save the whole stinkin’ planet. She describes her book and shares what inspired her to write it.
Book Overview
How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet is a heroic adventure that takes the reader (grade 2-6) on an icky, sticky, gross and smelly journey with the main character, Captain […]

Interview with Lee Constable

This month we speak with Lee Constable about her life and experiences in scicomm.
Lee Constable is the host of Scope, Network Ten’s science and tech show for kids aged 7-13. Lee’s background is a mixed bag with a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science Communication Outreach. During her Masters, Lee toured […]

ASC President Update July 2019

What’s the best sci-com you’ve seen lately?  
Lisa Bailey, ASC President
All credit to Dominic McDonald from the Royal Institution who kicked off this on the PSCI-COM mailing list (an international Sci-com mailing list, I highly recommend!)  Fed up with the sometimes overly critical sci-com community online, he put out the call to share what’s inspired […]

Registrations for the ASC2020 Conference Now Open

ASC conferences are the premier Australian networking, knowledge making and professional development opportunity for those making science and technology accessible. Thanks to our major sponsor Monash Sustainable Development Institute, we will be returning to Victoria for the first time in over a decade, with the conference to be held in the new Learning and Teaching […]

President’s Update June 2019

Save the date – ASC Conference February 2020 announcement
Lisa Bailey is pleased to announce that thanks to our venue sponsor;  Monash Sustainable Development Institute, we will be hosting the next National Australian Science Communicators Conference at Monash campus in Victoria, Sunday 16 – Wednesday 19 February 2020.  It’s been over a decade since the conference was […]

Jillian Browning; ACT ASC President June Interview

Jillian Browning; ACT ASC President June Interview
 

Why did you choose to study science?

When I was in year 3 my parents took me on a whale watching trip and I fell in love with the ocean. Ever since then I wanted to be a marine scientist and I followed through with it right through to university […]

President’s Update May 2019

How should we celebrate 25 years of Australian Science Communicators?
It’s 1994.  We’ve all just started exploring this newfangled thing called the ‘world wide web’ with our brand new Netscape browser.  Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert grace our cinema screens for the first time.
In science it’s the year Comet shoemaker-Levy 9 smashes in […]

World Conference of Science Journalists 2019

Deep sea mining, indigenous science, the future of space exploration—Journalism has never been more important to the future of our planet. Science and technology pervade all areas of modern reporting, including politics, foreign affairs and the economy.
Join journalism colleagues and top scientists from around the world to learn more about the future of journalism, science […]