You’re invited to an event of science and comedy in the style of the great panel shows (think Good News Week and Spicks and Specks), as we take a lighter look at the top science stories of 2015 – and some of the quirkier ones, too! It’s science as you’ve never seen it before, with this year’s panelists including world leading researchers, gifted comedians, and professional science communicators – all with a flair for the dramatic.
Hosted by well known figure of stage and science, Dr Joel Gilmore, you’ll be guaranteed a night of entertainment, competition and comedy – and perhaps even education! So secure your tickets early and join us in November to find out what Science Says!
Events will be held on the following dates:
5 November – Adelaide
Competing for scientific glory in Adelaide is: Futurist Dr Kristin Alford; anthropologist and evolutionary scientist Prof Alan Cooper; the winner of The University of Adelaide’s 3 Minute Thesis competition Andrew Farrer; 2015 Great Debate champion Noby Leong; nanotechnologist; physical chemist and surface scientist Dr Andrew Stapleton; and physicist and science communicator Dr Andrew Stephenson. This event will be hosted by physicist, engineer, science communicator and entertainer, Dr Joel Gilmore.
- Time: 7-8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm), 5 November 2015.
- Venue: RiAus, The Science Exchange, Adelaide.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door.
12 November – Brisbane
Competing for scientific glory in Brisbane is: Venom Doc Dr Bryan Grieg Fry; theoretical physicist Dr Austin Lund; medical physicist Lucy Sim; Head of The University of Queensland’s School of Biomedical Sciences Prof Wally Thomas; and the hosts of Smart Enough to Know Better – a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance – Dan Beeston and Greg Wah. This event will be hosted by physicist, engineer, science communicator and entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore.
- Time: 7:30-9pm (doors open at 7pm), 12 November 2015.
- Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.
- Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door (cash only).
14 November – Sydney
Competing for scientific glory in Sydney is: anthropologist, science communicator and evolutionary scientist and former journalist A/Prof Darren Curnoe; neuroscientist Josien de Bie; astronomer and ultra-marathon runner Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith; co-founder of Australia’s first open molecular biology lab, BioFoundry, Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow; physicist, freediver and mountaineer Dr Peter Rohde; and host of The Science Show on Radio National, and legend of Australian science, Robyn Williams. This event will be hosted by physicist, engineer, science communicator and entertainer Dr Joel Gilmore.
- Time: 3-4:30pm (doors open at 2:30pm), 14 November 2015.
- Venue: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney.
- Tickets: $14 Adult/$7 Concession online, $15/$8 at the door. Admission includes Museum entry.
Please submit any questions via email.