Science Circus celebrates 30 years on the road

Science Circus celebrates 30 years on the road

The University’s flagship science communication program the Shell Questacon Science Circus has celebrated 30 years of inspiring Australians about science.

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Rashel Li: Viewers learn about the Nature of Science from 'The Big Bang Theory'

Rashel Li: Viewers learn about the Nature of Science from 'The Big Bang Theory'

The potential of the popular sitcom for informal science learning is discussed in a new paper for the International Journal of Science Education Part B.

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From left: Caroline Faulder, Alyssa Roggero, Dave Knowles. Absent: Chris Ingles
Undergraduates win prizes for outstanding work in SCOM courses

Undergraduates win prizes for outstanding work in SCOM courses

CPAS congratulates the four winners of the 2014 round of ANU science communication undergraduate prizes.

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Dustin Welbourne and Will Grant: What makes a popular science video on YouTube

Dustin Welbourne and Will Grant: What makes a popular science video on YouTube

CPAS researchers detail the seven traits that make science videos popular on YouTube, in a new paper for Public Understanding of Science.

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Jacqui Hoepner and Will Grant: Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

Jacqui Hoepner and Will Grant: Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

CPAS researchers discuss what makes good, bad and awful wind turbine scholarship in a new article for The Conversation​.

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Professor Mike Gore appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia

Professor Mike Gore appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia

The founder of Questacon and CPAS Adjunct Professor has been recognised once more for his contributions to science communication and the nation.

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The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) is the world's most diverse academic science communication centre.

The Centre’s mission is to encourage a confident democratic ownership of modern science nationally and internationally by increasing science awareness in the community, fostering public dialogue about science, and improving the communication skills of scientists.

Through research led education our students become skilled communicators who can engage people with the science, technology, or medical information that is most relevant to them.

Our research investigates the ways science is being communicated in the public arena, new ways to excite the public imagination about science and methods to encourage informed decisions about scientific issues that concern us in the 21st century.

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