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Join the Australian Academy of Science for the fourth instalment of the 2023 public speaker series.
Hear how the intersection of Indigenous knowledges is informing our understanding of topics including climate change, agriculture and astronomy. The speakers for this event are Shandell Cummings and Dr Fiona Walsh.
Date: Tuesday 8 August
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm AEST in person, 6.00pm – 7.00pm online
Venue: The Shine Dome and online
Join the Embassy of Italy in Australia and the Australian Academy of Science to hear from Australia’s first female astronaut, Dr Meganne Christian.
Dr Christian is a materials scientist and atmospheric physicist, and is one of 11 reservist astronauts selected as part of the European Space Agency’s 2022 astronaut class, alongside five career astronauts from more than 22,500 eligible applicants.
Date: Friday 11 August
Time: 5.30pm – 6.45pm AEST, followed by refreshments and networking
Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St Acton ACT
Please note: this event will not be livestreamed, but the event recording will be made available on Friday 25 August.
Find out how climate change is reshaping our oceans, uncover the secrets of our universe, discover the origins of breast cancer and so much more! Join us online to hear from the Australian Academy of Science's career honorific awardees.
In these two online events, the Academy celebrates the recipients of the 2022 and 2023 career honorific awards. Each event will feature five awardees, each presenting their work in a short presentation followed by a Q&A.
Date: Thursday 24 August
Time: 1.30pm–4.00pm AEST
Date: Thursday 31 August 2023
Time: 1.30pm–4.00pm AEST
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