The National Science Quiz 2017

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



Get the 2017 questions and answers here!


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, 3 pm

Adelaide: Sunday 25 June, 2 pm

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 on the day (cash only at the door)

Does grass grow at night?


Date: Sunday 25 June, 2017

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

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

The panellists

  • Adam Briggs: Award-winning rapper, hip hop artist, writer and actor. Regular cast member of The Weekly Show with Charlie Pickering.
  • 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


Date: Sunday 18 June, 2017 (THIS EVENT HAS CONCLUDED)

Time: 3 pm 

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

The panellists

  • Tom Gleeson: Comedian, host of ABC's Hard Quiz, and core cast member of ABC TV’s The Weekly
  • Dr Alice Williamson: Chemistry lecturer, host of Up and Atom on FBi Radio, Sydney, and co-host of the ABC podcast Dear Science
  • Assoc. Prof Alan Duffy: Astronomer and star of ABC ME's Stargazing: Journey in to Space with Dr Duffy and Grace
  • Dr Andi Horvath: Science communicator and Podcast producer at the University of Melbourne
  • Prof Michael Fuhrer: Physicist, Director of FLEET and the Fuhrer Research Lab at Monash University

These events are proudly brought to you by:

Thanks also to the Nationale Wetenschapsquiz (NWO and VPRO)