[ASC-media] ASC SA to reform (SA)

Dr Rob Morrison rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au
Thu Oct 29 17:30:32 CET 2009

The South Australian Branch of Australian Science Communicators (ASC SA) 
is about to reform.

If you work in science as a teacher, student, lecturer, journalist, 
writer, film-maker, educator, editor, interpretation officer, 
researcher, administrator, PR representative, media officer, hold any 
other job in science, technology, engineering or maths, or if you simply 
have an interest in science, this is for you.

The Australian Science Communicators has recently undergone a revival - 
have a look at the new website at http://www.asc.asn.au/

ASC is involved in running conferences (a big one in February 2010), 
developing the new National Science Communication Strategy, 
accreditation for science communication courses, planning new benefits 
for members, and much more. At present, SA is the only state without an 
active branch, so that science communicators here are missing out on the 
benefits that ASC offers.

In South Australia, the launch of the RiAus in October has provided 
South Australian Science Communicators with a splendid new meeting place 
(with a bar), unrivalled networking opportunities, fresh programs and 
many additional activities and benefits.

We have a small steering committee preparing the way for a relaunch of 
ASC SA. We are restructuring the ASC SA executive so that nobody is 
expected to take on too much (one of the problems in maintaining the 
branch in the past), and we already have a draft program developed for 
the next 12 months.

Because the Australian Science Media Centre and RiAus are based in 
Adelaide, and South Australians are very active in National Science 
Week, we have a strong nucleus of people already interested and 
involved, but we want as many as possible, reflecting every aspect of 
science communication.

So.......what is happening? Two events for your 2009 diary, both free of 

* November 19, 2009, 6pm-8pm*

RiAus, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place
Adelaide 5000 (Google maps: *http://tinyurl.com/scienceexchange)*
* Bar open - buy your own drinks
*”Taming the Raspberry,”
30 minute presentation on The Science of Wind Instruments (Rob Morrison)
* Hear about our plans for ASC SA
* Tour of new RiAus building
* Discussion and Questions

ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. “Taming the Raspberry” is suitable for 
all ages.

*December 14th, 2009, 6pm*
RiAus, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place
Adelaide 5000 (Google maps: *http://tinyurl.com/scienceexchange)*


* Christmas drinks
* Joining up ASC SA members
* Election of Committee
* Program for 2010
* Get-together and Networking

You are most welcome to come to both events, but the RiAus does need to 
know the numbers, so:
***** To book your place please visit the RiAus website at ....
www.riaus.org.au <http://www.riaus.org.au>

Enquiries to either:
Rob Morrison at rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au 
<mailto:rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au>
or Rona Sakko at ronadel at dodo.com.au

See you there!

Dr Rob Morrison
National Vice-President, ASC
Email: rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au <mailto:rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au>

Phone: +61 8 8339 3790
Fax: +61 8 8339 6272

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