Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The Australian Academy of Science building must be one of the most amazing structures in Canberra worth seeing. We have seen it several times, but unfortunately have never been able to go inside. Be that as it may, they don't make them like they used to!!!! This is a place you have to see if you are in Canberra.
Written 21 October 2019
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purple_traveller
Melbourne, Australia591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Have attended a couple of events here, most recently during National Science Week -
'Australian Satellites and Where to Find them' (2017-08-15). Great venue for a series of space-related of talks.

Although a little difficult to find the Mens' Toilet!
Written 18 August 2017
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Chris R
Canberra, Australia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
One of my favourite buildings in Canberra! To think it was built in the 1950's astounds me as it is still so futuristic. It is always nice to walk around this area with an art deco master piece across the road, that is, the National Film and Sound Archive. Maybe have a look at these beautiful buildings and stroll across the road to look at a modern masterpiece, the Nishi building before having lunch in Monster!
Written 5 May 2017
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AstroBloke
Adelaide, Australia381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
For a structure built in the late 1950s this has stood the test of time, still looking futuristic decades later. It's really earned its heritage listing. The interior is not normally open, but if you ever get the chance to see the lecture theatre inside it's very impressive with its plush seats and wood paneling.

The building exterior won't take long to see, but it's well worth a look when visiting Canberra.
Written 25 October 2016
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zzrbell
Brisbane, Australia911 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This was the striking design of 1959 that saw a home for the Academy. It remains a unusual building but you are unable to go inside. Well worth a quick look and a photo.
Written 30 September 2016
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tigger2594
Cranbourne, Australia2,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This some was so prominent that it was part of the must see attractions in Canberra.

My son had no idea of this as we visited the sound museum across the road.

To me this says "this is Canberra " an all Australian designed and built. It used to be so futuristic now it looks so 1960s.

Worth a look at the University
Written 25 April 2016
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia1,767 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
I never went inside, but I walked past here every morning and evening during my stay here. It always stood out and it is very unique compared to other Australian buildings.
Written 18 February 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
As a boy I went to school in the 1960s at the old Canberra High School, which is just a hop step and a jump to the Australian Academy of Science. At lunchtimes and often after school I would go across and visit, fascinated by this "Shine Dome" that looked for all the world like a flying saucer landed on a trip to planet Earth.

The building was intentionally designed to be futuristic, reflecting the pursuits of science and knowledge. It was the first Canberra building to be National Heritage listed for its historical and architectural significance.

The Australian Academy of Science was founded by a group of distinguished Australian scientists in 1954, modeled on the Royal Society.

Its aims are to promote science and science education through recognizing outstanding contributions to science; education; science policy development; and partnerships with like-minded institutions around the world.
Written 13 January 2016
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Brian S
Springwood, Australia108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Where the University meets the Canberra Centre. This unique lecture theatre with an exterior so memorable. Where Bob Brown (Greens founder) & Don Chipp (Democrats founder) had their No Dam lecture in the early 1980, the Seekers showed so modern in the 1970s. This dome building in this open grass area, in view of the film & sound museum, is a worthwhile if only to stretch the legs and see curves rather than straight lines. The motes. I guess Canberra is known for its curved roads here is I think the original curved building.
Written 3 September 2015
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65Graham65
Canberra, Australia223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
40 years ago the Australian Academy of Science (the dome) was a regular tourist attraction in Canberra. Over time it has somehow slipped from that public prominence. Now heritage listed, and once the largest free standing concrete dome in the world, the dome is located across the road from the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), south west of Canberra city (Civic). While you cannot normally get inside, the dome is worth a quick look in association with a longer visit to the NFSA. There is nothing quite like the dome anywhere in Australia, or indeed anywhere else so far as I know. And its an all Australian design.
Written 5 July 2015
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