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.
In its 63rd year, Science at the Shine Dome will feature more than 40 extraordinary scientists from around Australia—and special international guests—in a fast-paced smorgasbord of new knowledge from across the scientific spectrum.
Series passes and tickets for the 2017 Canberra public speaker series are now available. 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.
The first detection of gravitational waves is tightly bound up with the first observation of colliding (and merging) black holes.
This opens up the possibility of a new era of physics, astronomy and cosmology in which the enormous energies released from such collisions, and the gravitational waves they generate, can be used as a new space-based laboratory.