Tagged: public

Neil deGrasse Tyson, science communication superstar, coming to New Zealand - News

John Kerr Mar 28, 2017

One of the world’s most well known and entertaining science communicators is coming to New Zealand. Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will be coming to New Zealand – for the first time ever – this July to talk life, the universe and everything. He will be performing his show A Cosmic Perspective in Christchurch (July 4) and Auckland (July 9). Both … Read More

We need to free the data - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Nov 16, 2015

Why can’t New Zealand public data be as publicly available as American data? Here’s a snip from my column from interest.co.nz: Academics in New Zealand wanting to use individual-level publicly collected data to look at questions of public policy interest have two basic options. They can request a Confidentialised Unit Record File from Statistics New Zealand for the Census … Read More

Question it! Science in Queenstown - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 27, 2015

From the 29th of August to the 4th of September, over 1,000 scientists will be descending on Queenstown for the annual Queenstown Research Week. And this year the public are invited! In addition to the conferences the scientists will be attending comes a fantastic array of events for the public. Hands on science Otago University’s chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, food … Read More

When scientists don't speak out – gag orders and funding fears revealed - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 03, 2014

There’s been much debate about the forthcoming Code of Conduct on Public Engagement the Royal Society of New Zealand is developing. This piece of work is part of the Government’s Science in Society Strategy and is laid out in Annex 4 of this document, which outlines initiatives that will be rolled out as part of the Strategy including: “The … Read More

The Case of the Vanishing Elf - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Feb 05, 2013

It really has been far too long since my last post, but thanks to some prodding from the local Sciblogs community (God bless them!) I’ll try and summarise why Just So Science has been so quiet since last year. And I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been putting my nose to the grindstone and focussing on my PhD … Read More