Australian Academy Of Science
Australian Academy Of Science is located in the city of Canberra. The Academy is a not-for-profit organisation of individuals elected for their outstanding contributions to science and research. It was founded on 16 February 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London with the distinguished physicist Sir Mark Oliphant as founding President. It was...
Australian Academy Of Science is located in the city of Canberra. The Academy is a not-for-profit organisation of individuals elected for their outstanding contributions to science and research. It was founded on 16 February 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London with the distinguished physicist Sir Mark Oliphant as founding President. It was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body with government endorsement.
The Academy's Constitution was modelled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards some of its activities but has no statutory obligation to government. The vision of the Australian Academy of Science is a scientifically informed community that embraces excellence in science and is guided by and enjoys the benefits of scientific endeavour.
The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice. The Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome is uniquely Canberra. The Dome has been a much-loved feature of the Canberran landscape since its award-winning construction in 1959 and was National Heritage listed 2005. Its modernist fittings and furnishings are timeless and elegant, and its spaces airy and retro-futuristic.
Located next to the highly acclaimed New Acton Precinct, the Dome is a short walk from four hotels, tourist attractions, cafes, parking and city shops. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the Shine Dome. Conventional internet access is also available is some areas.
There is a well-equipped kitchen adjacent to the Jaeger Room. The kitchen is large and features a warming oven, electric stove, small microwave and an industrial dishwasher. The kitchen must be left in ‘as found’ condition—any additional cleaning costs will be charged to the hirer. Two (2) disabled parking spaces are available within the Academy car park. Access can be arranged by contacting the Events Manager. Approval to hire the Shine Dome is given on the basis that the hirer will not, in any publicity, imply the Academy’s support for the hirer or the event. Specifically, no reference should be made in publicity to the Australian Academy of Science or any form of that name.