Science at the Shine Dome

Tuesday 28 May - Thursday 30 May

Science at the Shine Dome is an annual three-day event in May where Australia‚Äôs most influential scientists gather at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements in science. It is also a valuable networking opportunity for Australian Academy Fellows, early- and mid-career researchers, government representatives, politicians, media, science associated organisations, and the science-interested general public. 

Here is a video showing some highlights from Science at the Shine Dome 2018. 

Symposium 2019  

Power Up Australia, the sustainable way 

Tuesday 28 May 

The symposium focuses on the role of science in sustainable energy in Australia. Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE, will open the symposium. Join leading energy researchers to find out the future of energy in Australia. More information about the symposium.

Shine Dome Audience
New Fellows Presentations

New Fellows Admission Ceremony and Seminars

Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May

Our newest Academy Fellows will be formally admitted to the Australian Academy of Science on Tuesday evening. All are invited to join us to celebrate the significant achievements of the Academy's new Fellows.

On Wednesday each new Fellow will present their work and achievements. Details on our new Fellows will be available just prior to the event.

Annual Gala Dinner

Wednesday 29 May

The 2019 Gala Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at the National Museum of Australia. The dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and network, as well as hear from this year's dinner guest speaker (TBC). 

Gala Dinner
Awards Presentations

Awards Presentations

Thursday 30 May

Each year, researchers receive highly sought-after honours for outstanding achievements in their scientific fields. These awardees will be presented with their medals and recognised for their work. Details on awardees and their citations will are available on our Honorifics page

Event attendees

Science at the Shine Dome is an event for researchers from all disciplines and career levels to come together and share knowledge.

Early Career Networking

A major focus at Science at the Shine Dome is giving early- and mid-career researchers professional development and the opportunity to engage with senior scientists.

Online audience

Online, Science at the Shine Dome reaches audiences of over 500,000 people on a range of social media and digital technology platforms to make the event truly global in every sense.

The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton, ACT 

Contact us:

@ausacademyofscience      #ShineDome19       @Science_Academy