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

Australian Academy of Science
Australian Academy of Science in the Shine Dome building
Formation 1954
Headquarters Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Membership about 450 Fellows
President Professor Suzanne Cory AC
Website www.science.org.au

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

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


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