The National Science Quiz 2017

Following on from the sell-out success of NSQ 2016, ACEMS is once again proud to present the 2017



Have you ever stayed awake at night wondering about life's deep questions?


What makes popcorn pop?

Then, you need the 2017 National Science Quiz!

Melbourne: Sunday 18 June, 3pm

Adelaide: Sunday 25 June, 2pm

Join Charlie Pickering as he leads a panel of scientists, science communicators, and familiar faces through an intellectual obstacle course.



With live demonstrations and curiosity-provoking questions,
the National Science Quiz is ninety minutes of science, maths, and laughs
that promises fun for the whole family.



$10 full price

$5 concession

$15 at the door (unless sold out)

Does grass grow at night?


Date: Sunday 18 June, 2017

Time: 3pm (doors open at 2:30pm)

Venue: The auditorium @ Camberwell Grammar School, 55 Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury

The panellists

Dr Andi Horvath

Former Senior Curator at Melbourne Museum, science producer and presenter on 3RRR for over 20 years


Assoc. Prof. Alan Duffy

Astronomer and star of ABC ME's Stargazing: Journey in to Space with Dr Duffy and Grace


Prof. Michael Fuhrer

Physicist, Director of FLEET and the Fuhrer Research Lab at Monash University


Dr Alice Williamson

Chemistry lecturer, host of Up and Atom on FBi Radio, Sydney, and co-host of the ABC podcast Dear Science


Red Symons

Musician, writer, actor & radio host



Date: Sunday 25 June, 2017

Time: 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm)

Venue: ANZAC Hall @ Prince Alfred College, 23 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town

The panellists

Prof. Tanya Monro

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia and winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science


Prof. Alan Cooper

Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide (photo courtesy of Randy Larcombe Productions)


Dr Sarah Keenihan

Section editor for Science and Technology at The Conversation


Dr Andy Stapleton

Science writer and podcaster with a background in nanoscale technology


Red Symons

Musician, writer, actor & radio host

These events are proudly brought to you by:

Thanks also to the Nationale Wetenschapsquiz (NWO and VPRO)