Science at the Shine DOME 2024

Celebrating our nation’s remarkable scientific talent

Science at the Shine Dome is the Australian Academy of Science’s flagship event. Australia’s science community gathers at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements in science. It is also a valuable networking opportunity for Academy Fellows, early- and mid-career researchers, government representatives, politicians, media, science associated organisations, and the science-interested general public.

This year, Science at the Shine Dome will be a four-day event, held between Monday 9 and Thursday 12 September. Fellows elected in 2023 and 2024 and award recipients from 2023 and 2024 will all be recognised across the event. The event will also celebrate the Academy’s 70th anniversary.

New Fellows admission ceremony and presentations

Date: Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 September 2024
Venue: Shine Dome and online
Address: 15 Gordon Street, Acton ACT 2601

Our newest Academy Fellows from 2023 and 2024 will be formally admitted to the Australian Academy of Science on Monday and Tuesday. All are invited to join us to celebrate the significant achievements of the Academy’s new Fellows.

Each new Fellow will present their work and achievements. Details on our new Fellows’ presentations will be available prior to the event.

Annual gala dinner

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2024, 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: National Arboretum Canberra
Address: Forrest Drive, Molonglo Valley ACT 2611

The 2024 Gala Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at the National Arboretum Canberra. The dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and network with representatives from across the science sector, as well as hear from this year’s dinner guest speaker (TBC). 

At the gala dinner, the Academy’s most prestigious medals will be presented.

Awards presentations

Date: Thursday 12 September 2024
Venue: Shine Dome and online
Address: 15 Gordon Street, Acton ACT 2601

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. Four premier awards lectures will be given by awardees from 2023 and 2024.

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The Academy acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Academy is located, the Ngunnawal People, and to their elders, past and present. The Academy also acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of all the lands on which the Academy operates, and its Fellows live and work. They hold the memories, traditions, cultures and hopes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. 

The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT 2601

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