The world has just seen one of the biggest, collective efforts scientists have ever made, which resulted in the fastest vaccine in history. However, with the rise of anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theories, and concerns about the vaccine’s record breaking development, is it an even bigger task to convince everyone to take it?
To find out who is more important – the creator or the messenger – the Science Nation is pitting some of Australia’s best scientists and science communicators against each other to duke it out in a comedy debate.
Join the fun in August and celebrate National Science Week by helping decide who is more important: scientists or science communicators.
- Time: POSTPONED.
- Venue: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
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Doing battle at the Science Showdown is: the son of a pineapple farmer who loves chocolate and talking science, Dr Rob Bell; social media producer and snack connoisseur, April Chan; astrophysicist and former captain of the Australian ultimate Frisbee team, Prof Tamara Davis; Queensland Chief Scientist, bird watcher and failed mathematician, Prof Hugh Possingham; virologist and avid watcher of Korean variety TV shows, Dr Kirsty Short; and ABC health reporter and climber of plastic rocks, Tegan Taylor.
This Science Nation event is in partnership with Inspiring Australia for National Science Week.