On May 31st, Science on Top will be recording its 150th episode, and we want to celebrate in style! So we’ve invited a bunch of our friends to come and join us for a live event at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.
The night will begin with malaria researcher Dr. Krystal Evans giving a talk about the status of science in Australia. Known as a ‘warrior for science‘, Krystal has long been a campaigner for a clearly articulated strategic vision for the future of science and research in Australia. In 2011, she was instrumental in the Discoveries Need Dollars campaign which was formed in response to rumoured medical research funding cuts. She is the Chair of the Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum, which examines career structure, job security, funding, education, training and gender equity for Australian scientists.
Then the big event – a live recording of Science on Top with the full regular crew. And we’ll be joined by a special guest, planetary scientist Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely who almost certainly won’t say “wobble”!
MC for the evening will be comedian, PhD researcher and science communicator Cobi Smith.
The show will start at 7pm on Saturday 31 May and will be held in the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria.