[ASC-list] AGM of the ASC WA branch on Tuesday 12 March - following "A Comic Approach to Writing Science" seminar by Dr Joan Leach

Wiebke Ebeling Wiebke.Ebeling at curtin.edu.au
Fri Mar 8 02:35:43 UTC 2013

Dear fellow ASC members

The ASC WA branch will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the UWA University Club (see here for more info & location: http://www.universityclub.uwa.edu.au/uniclub_contact_us/the_University_club/location) on this coming Tuesday, 12 March, at 5.30pm.

We will be electing a new ASC WA branch president and committee at this AGM and are still accepting nominations. If you cannot attend, please submit a proxy to an attending member. Drinks and finger food will be provided.

We would also like to announce the seminar "A Comic Approach to Writing Science" by Dr Joan Leach (Convenor, Science Communication Program, University of Queensland), held in the UWA Webb Lecture Theatre (Geology &
Geography Building) and starting at 4pm. Please see below for more info on this seminar.


In this seminar, Joan Leach will discuss writing in popular science comic strips. Using the long-running "Frontiers of Science" comic strip to illustrate some of the more general issues with popular science, she will also discuss the unique contribution of this Australian-produced strip to the globalization of science communication and to the framing of key scientific issues in the 1960s and 70s (environment, nuclear waste and power, and crucially, water). This discussion will be illustrated with examples from the strip and there will be time for participants to try their hand at writing popular science in comic form.

Best regards


Acting President, ASC WA


Dr Wiebke Ebeling

Education & Outreach Coordinator | ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO)

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy | Technology Park | Curtin University | Perth WA Australia

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