The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series

    Explore fascinating discoveries in the hunt for extraterrestrial life and habitable planets, what planets like Jupiter are really made of, how time works in space, the exploration of the outer reaches of our planet and how we are using lasers to clean up space debris.

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  • Decadal plan for Agricultural sciences

    Grow. Make. Prosper. The decadal plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences was published in June 2017 and presents the strategic vision for Australian Agricultural Sciences in the next decade

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  • Fellows elected in 2017

    On 22 May 2017, the Australian Academy of Science announced the election of 21 new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

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  • The Shine Dome

    The Shine Dome

    Fascinated by the Shine Dome? Did you know the Shine Dome is on Twitter? Find out more about the Academy's unique landmark, including how to hold an event there.

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  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series
  • Decadal plan for Agricultural sciences
  • Fellows elected in 2017
  • The Shine Dome
    The Shine Dome

Upcoming events

  • Rethinking food and nutrition science

    Perth, WA

    An interdisciplinary event bringing together early- and mid-career researchers to develop new ideas for the future of nutrition research in Australia.

  • Australian satellites and where to find them

    Acton, ACT

    Professor Cairns's primary interests are in the theory, simulation, and observation of plasma waves, radio emissions, shocks, and associated space weather produced in the solar atmosphere, inner solar wind, planetary magnetospheres, the distant heliosphere, and the local interstellar medium.

  • Making Better Humans

    Wollongong, NSW

    Take a journey with the Australian Academy of Science and see how science has twisted and warped what was once the stuff of make-believe to give us the polymers and plastics that now shape our world.

© 2017 Australian Academy of Science

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