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Tom Gordon
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The three E's
I do Science Communication with the three E’s in mind: Spectrum of a mercury discharge tube with a home made spectroscope. Photo Credit: Tom Gordon Engagement and the public awareness of science (PAS) Education and the public understanding of science (PUS) ...

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World Record Astronomy
Last year, I organised a school community to do something amazing. I organised over 200 people to participate in and break a world record, do some fundraising for the school community, have a fun night out and do some astronomy! Amazing on all counts! The e...

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STEMpunk podcast
I've started to make/produce a podcast as a science communication exercise. The podcast,  STEMpunk , (nice name huh??) came out of a meeting with me, Christie Mcmonigal from UTS and Shane Hengst from UNSW. In Science week 2015, we sat down for a lunch and I...

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Candle timing experiment
A citizen science experiment using a birthday candle and a phone. I was challenged to do some science communication with a candle. I wanted to try a simple citizen science project, so that everyone else can be a part of the experiment too! So I thought of h...

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Introducing the Science Party!

The party formerly known as the Future Party has now been renamed the Science Party. I thought this would be interesting to a few of you! If you have any questions about it, let me know, otherwise you are all invited to join, volunteer, donate etc. Get involved! This is OUR PARTY!

http://www.futureparty.org.au/introducing_the_science_party

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The Future Party is thinking of changing name to the Science Party. We're having an SGM to discuss and vote in this. You are all welcome to come along, join the discussion etc.

We have regular meetings on Monday and Wednesday evenings discussing this and more (check the calendar on the website) and there is info about how to join etc there too. any questions please ask me!

http://www.futureparty.org.au/changing_to_science_party

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Why we need science education
There are 2 places you can look in a telescope, this is not the right place! Recently I ran and organised a couple of science communication events for students, community members and academics. It was on for young and old! At each of those events I had a te...

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An Australian Space Policy
Australia is a user of space. We consume it. We've done so for a very long time and we are very good at it. There are some people (myself included) that really think Australia should take a few steps beyond this relationship we have with space, the internat...

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EduTweetOz
Last week I was the curator of the rotation twitter account, @EduTweetOz. Here's more about them It was a very cool experience. I'm now very used to typing things in 140 characters, which is why this post will be so short! Anyway, wanna have a look at what ...
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