Bragg UNSW press prize for science writing 2013

The winner of The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2013 was announced by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir at a ceremony last night at Government House in Sydney.
Professor Fred Watson won the $7000 winner’s prize for his piece ‘Here come the ubernerds: Planets, Pluto and Prague’, from […]

The Curiosity Show hits the internet

Thank you to Curiosity Show host Prof. Rob Morrison for taking the time to answer our questions about the launch of the show online.
Many Australian’s hold fond memories of mornings on the couch, watching The Curiosity Show… and after a 23 year hiatus, they have returned to thrill a new generation of eager Australians!
The Curiosity […]

Member blog: Sciengage

Sciengage, which can be found on facebook, twitter and the Sciengage website, is the brainchild of ASC member Sam Askin.
Sam took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for the ASC.
What are you aiming to achieve with Sciengage?
The aim of the site is to consolidate the science that is online, from […]

Scientists to get “Savvy” with the Media

By Ian McDonald 
Want advice on how to interact with the media? is a website dedicated to training scientists on such issues. With scientific research relying heavily on both private and public funding, this website will be a major tool in increasing scientist’s awareness of how to interact positively with the media.
The Science Media Centre (SMC) launched […]

ASC constitution – includes amendments up to 27 November 2012

The 2012 AGM voted in favour of the proposed amendment to the Constitution regarding a detail of Corporate membership. The updated Constitution showing all the changes since it was adopted in 2003  can be viewed in this link.
Constitution amended 2006, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, with wording as of 27 Nov 2012
Jesse Shore

Recommended TED talks

Science related TED talks are often good examples how to engage an audience and communicate your message. The audience for TED talks has diverse interests so it’s great to see when they really appreciate a novel or solid presentation.
Here’s one example of each. The first is by virtual magician and Techno-illusionist Marco Tempest and is […]

Seeking videos for rejuvenated ASC YouTube channel

The ASC’s YouTube channel has been a quiet place the last 3 years. It contains a playlist of videos of portions of the Hot Air Symposiums held in 2009, but nothing since then. From late May we will start uploading the video interviews made during the ASC20102 conference, with the full set of interviews in […]

Download the free ‘Ultimate Science Guide’

It’s here! The eagerly awaited 2012 edition of the Ultimate Science Guide, an undergraduate guide, is now available for download, to help navigate options for careers and courses in science, IT and engineering.
Find out what’s hot in science and how to nab the best salaries and get the most out of a course. Or discover […]

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 the world’s #1 provider of science news on Facebook,” managing director Chris Cassella said.
“We’re also now the world’s […]

The sky’s the limit for users of theSkyNet

Thanks to Pete Wheeler, UWA for sending in this article:

Thanks to a new initiative called theSkyNet, you don’t need a supercomputer to help collect data for the next generation of radio telescopes.
This ambitious citizen science project uses a global network of privately owned computers to process astronomical data arriving from galaxies, stars and other distant […]