Australian Academy of Science

academy of sciences

Coordinates: 35°17′1.2″S 149°7′21.4″E / 35.283667°S 149.122611°E / -35.283667; 149.122611

The Australian Academy of Science is the highest institution for sciences in Australia. It was established in 1954.[1] The academy is based in Canberra in the Shine Dome building beside the Australian National University campus.

Australian Academy of Science
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Australian Academy of Science in the Shine Dome building
HeadquartersCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
about 450 Fellows
Professor Suzanne Cory AC

The academy is modelled after the Royal Society and operates under a Royal Charter.[1] It is independent from the government. The purpose of the academy is to promote science and science education in Australia.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Charter". Australian Academy of Science. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2008.

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