Jacquie Milner has spent a lot of time looking up at the sky. She has been an amateur astronomer for the past 30 years, and has been doing outreach for various organisations, including Perth Observatory and, more locally, Mount Burnett Observatory, for 22 years. She even did a short stint under the dome in the Scitech Planetarium in Perth. For Laborastory she went back to her environmental science roots to talk about the atmosphere, and two men who saved an important part of it: Frank Rowland and Mario Molina.
“Existing at a point where science meets storytelling, Laborastory is a night of five scientists telling stories about personal heroes from their field.
Sometimes serious but often funny, this different take on storytelling will switch on your scientific brain and you might even learn something!"
”The Laborastory is great for two main reasons. Firstly, there's nothing quite like listening to someone talk about something they deeply understand - and who understands science better than scientists? Secondly, most of history's greatest scientists were batshit insane, so the stories about them are always top-notch."
”So much fun! It should be required post-grad/doc/prof experience!"
— Dr Colin Hales
“As for the storytelling itself, for the most part it was roll-on-the-floor funny. These guys and gals were naturals. Or, perhaps, they have inhaled, imbibed or injected so many weird chemicals that they are actually cracked. Either way, it was a great night."
— Bait for Bookworms