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.

  • 2018 awards and grants now open

    2018 awards and grants now open

    Help us recognise the science leaders in your organisation by nominating them for the Australian Academy of Science’s honorific awards. We're also calling for applications for research, conference and travel grants. 

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  • 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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  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017

    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.

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  • 2017 honorific awardees

    The 2017 honorific awards have been announced, celebrating the achievements of 17 awardees in a range of fields including biomedicine, conservation, applied mathematics, climatology, galactic archaeology, fluid dynamics and more.

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  • 2018 awards and grants now open
    2018 awards and grants now open
  • 2017 Canberra public speaker series
  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017
  • 2017 honorific awardees

Upcoming events

  • Exploring the Milky Way

    Acton, ACT

    A tour of the Milky Way, revealing how the SKA will revolutionise our understanding of the galaxy, and by extension other galaxies.

  • Science at the Shine Dome 2017

    Canberra, ACT

    In May each year, Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists gather to honour outstanding work in science.

  • Cleaning up space junk with lasers

    Acton, ACT

    Dr Greene will introduce the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC). SERC's mission involves developing and commercialising technologies to reduce the threat to space-based infrastructure from space debris. 

© 2017 Australian Academy of Science

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