Science at the Shine Dome 2021

Celebrating Science in 2021

Traditionally, Science at the Shine Dome is an annual three-day event in May where Australia's most influential scientists gather at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements in science.

The Academy will deliver Science at the Shine Dome in a new format in 2021 to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions while engaging new audiences online. Science at the Shine Dome will include online presentations by award recipients, an online symposium exploring the theme Science and the Public Good, and presentations from Fellows elected to the Academy in 2020 and 2021.

Symposium: Science and the Public Good

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021
Time: 1.00pm – 3.15pm AEST
Venue: Online

Science affects every aspect of our lives. Our health, education, transport, environment, food, communications, work and recreation all benefit from scientific discoveries. This event will explore the critical importance of studying mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics, and how this fundamental knowledge is essential to scientific advances.

Premier Award Events

Event one: Wednesday 12 May, 7.00pm – 7.45pm AEST
Event two: Wednesday 28 July, 7.00pm – 8.00pm AEST
Venue: Online

The lectures will be presented by the recipients of the the 2020 Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture, the 2021 Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture and the Inaugural 2021 Ruby-Payne Scott Medal and Lecture.

Career Award Events

Event one: Tuesday 7 September, 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEST
Event two: Tuesday 14 September, 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEST
Venue: Online

Each year, researchers receive highly sought-after honours for outstanding achievements in their scientific fields. Join us for two online events featuring 10-minute presentations by our 2020 and 2021 awardees, followed by live audience Q&As.

New Fellow Presentations

Event one: Wednesday 3 November, 9.00am – 5.00pm AEDT
Event two: Thursday 4 November, 9.00am – 5.00pm AEDT
Venue: Online 

Each New Fellow will present their work and achievements via an online event. Presentations will be followed by audience Q&A sessions.

Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday 27 May
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm AEST
Venue: Online

The AGM is a closed session only for Fellows of the Academy.

The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT

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