National Science Week: you in?

Celebrate all things science and technological during National Science Week from 15-23 August.

Now is the time to take your science out into the community.

We’ve just been appointed as the national media and communication agency for the next four years. So, over the coming weeks we’ll tell you more about how you can use Science Week.

This year’s Science Week is shaping up to be out of this world, with

  • astrophysicist, author and presenter of Cosmos Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • astronaut Chris Hadfield
  • over a thousand science events
  • ‘Galaxy Explorer’ – the national experiment, inviting ordinary Australians to do real science – classifying galaxies to understand how they grow and evolve.

The secret of Science Week is strength in numbers: local events and stories together build the buzz that becomes a national shout.

Now is the time to register any events you’re planning, whether it be a simple science-themed ‘Brain Break’ morning tea in your workplace or a mega-celebrity science public event. Registering is important – both for building the buzz and getting bums on seats!

Register any events you’re holding on the National Science Week website.

We will be providing communication support for event organisers and briefing media outlets with tasty story leads. If you have an event or topic you think might have strong media potential, let us know and we’ll consider including it in media releases and briefings. Email us at

Our Science Week team is being led by Tanya Ha, the award-winning environmental writer and former Catalyst reporter.