[ASC-list] The Storytelling of Science - Brisbane (2 May), Sydney (16 May) & Adelaide (23 May)

Andrew Stephenson drastephenson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 04:57:57 UTC 2015


The Science Nation is Australia’s newest public events series, which
promises to provide educational entertainment that makes you laugh while
you learn.

The series is launching in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney in May by touring
an event of science, laughs, food and drink:
The Storytelling of Science

As attention spans shrink, engaging others with science is getting harder,
but does this have to be the case? Whether it is Archimedes taking a bath
or an apple falling on Newton’s head, stories are far more engaging and
easier to remember than the facts science has to offer.

Please join The Science Nation for the series’ first event – *The
Storytelling of Science*. See the best in the nation tell their own story
of science, and drive their discussion on the stories behind the latest
discoveries. From the origin of the universe to the exciting technologies
that will change our future, this event is one story you will want to hear.

Events will be held on the following dates:
2 May – Brisbane

Brisbane’s storytellers include: Aimee Cunningham from the Princess
Alexandria Hospital; Queensland Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett; president
of the Australian Science Communicators and convener of UQ’s Science
Communication programme A/Prof Joan Leach; ABC journalist and news reporter
John Taylor; and comedian Greg Wah the co-creator of the podcast of
science, comedy and ignorance Smart Enough To Know Better. This event will
be hosted by physicist and science communicator Dr Andrew Stephenson.

[image: Brisbane panel 6]
<https://thesciencenation.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/brisbane-panel-61.jpg>

   - Time: 2-5pm, 2 May 2015
   - Venue: The Edge
   <http://www.vision6.com.au/download/files/23336/1693706/SLQ-Maps-brochure.pdf>
   , State Library of Queensland <http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/>, South
   Brisbane.
   - Tickets: $20 online <http://www.trybooking.com/HFBB>, $25 at the door*.
   - Refreshments: There will be an intermission where afternoon tea will
   be served.

16 May – Sydney

Sydney’s storytellers include: Astronomer and Outreach Officer for the
Australian Astronomical Observatory Dr Amanda Bauer; anthropologist,
science communicator and former journalist A/Prof Darren Curnoe; physicist,
engineer, science communicator and entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore; founder of
Prismatic Sciences and former president of the Australian Science
Communicators Dr Jesse Shore; and . This event will be hosted by physicist
and science communicator Dr Andrew Stephenson.

[image: Sydney panel 5]
<https://thesciencenation.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/sydney-panel-51.jpg>

   - Time: 2-5pm, 16 May 2015
   - Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum
   <http://maas.museum/visit/powerhouse-museum/>, Ultimo, Sydney.
   - Tickets: $20 online <http://www.trybooking.com/HFBK>, $25 at the door*.
   - Refreshments: There will be an intermission where afternoon tea will
   be served.

23 May – Adelaide

Adelaide’s storytellers include: physicist, engineer, science communicator
and entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore; Flinders University Professor of Animal
Behaviour Sonia Kleindorfer; ABC journalist Carl Smith; and former Catalyst
presenter and RiAus director Dr Paul Willis. This event will be hosted by
physicist and science communicator Dr Andrew Stephenson.

[image: Adelaide panel 5]
<https://thesciencenation.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/adelaide-panel-5.jpg>

   - Time: 2-5pm, 23 May 2015
   - Venue: RiAus <http://riaus.org.au/>, The Science Exchange
   <http://scienceexchange.com.au/>, Adelaide.
   - Tickets: $20 online <http://www.trybooking.com/HFBJ>, $25 at the door*.
   - Refreshments: There will be an intermission where afternoon tea will
   be served.

Please submit any questions via email <thesciencenation at gmail.com>.

*Tickets bought at the door must be paid for with cash only.



Sincerely

Dr Andrew Stephenson

Phone: +61 421 400 688 | Email: drastephenson at gmail.com

Web: www.thesciencenation.com | Facebook: Dr Andrew Stephenson
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