Stephen Luntz writes for I Fucking Love Science, and previously wrote for Australasian Science. He has had almost five thousand articles published between the two. He owns two Dobsonian telescopes, one of which is still operational, and fosters another. Since he lives in Brunswick and doesn’t own a car these actually get used far less than they should, but Stephen can sometimes be found taking the telescopes to festivals in the country, or just running astronomy nights in local parks or on the street outside his house.
“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