The iconic Shine Dome in Canberra is the home of the Australian Academy of Science, comprising Australia’s most distinguished scientists – 570 Fellows – who uphold excellence in the scientific enterprise so that science can be brought to the service of the nation.
In January 2020, a severe hailstorm damaged the iconic copper roof of the heritage-listed Shine Dome, home of the Australian Academy of Science. Fortunately, insurance covered the cost of replacing all the copper tiles.
A splendid new roof with 1888 custom-made new tiles is now in place. To mark this historical event, the Academy has established the Celebrate Science Campaign with the twin objectives of:
- celebrating Australian scientists and their achievements
- increasing the long-term endowment of the Academy, thereby strengthening the Academy’s independence and ability to offer scientific advice, comment, and education in the national interest.
To mark this occasion and to recognise the critical role scientists play, we ask that you celebrate science with us by dedicating a virtual copper roof tile to an Australian scientist who has made a significant contribution to science.
Your donation will help the Academy continue to play an essential role as an independent voice for Australian science.
How to dedicate your virtual copper tile to a scientist
For a donation of $1000 individuals, families, work colleagues and not-for-profit organisations may dedicate a tile in the name of one of the following.
- A scientist, who is (or was):
- a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (including Corresponding members) or
- an Australian citizen or resident who contributed significantly to science or the application of science and technology to the Australian environment, or to social or economic development
- A team of scientists who made a significant contribution
- A primary or secondary school teacher who made an impact on a scientist’s career or has received a national award for science teaching.