Our Mission


To contribute to a better, smarter world by making science accessible and compelling to people of all ages. To inspire future generations to pursue this knowledge and approach in their lives and careers.


We believe that science is the key to a better future.

We aim to excite people about that future by communicating significant scientific thinking and discoveries from around the world to the Australian community and promoting Australian ideas and innovation to a global audience.

We craft the highest quality news reports, fact-based stories and education resources to inspire, inform and fascinate, and deliver them through an evolving multimedia platform including print, websites, social media, film and events.


Science makes the ordinary extraordinary. It’s in everything we do, whether it’s finding a solution to global hunger, building a better house or baking the perfect loaf of bread.

We believe that a positive future starts with a good scientific education and that every type of career is enhanced by a lifelong commitment to knowledge with integrity.

We want to spark in all people a desire to be science literate and to make informed decisions about their lives based on rigorously sought and tested evidence.

We understand that the world faces unprecedented systemic challenges and that a scientific approach to solutions holds the key to a sustainable future.


•We are an independent and fiscally responsible not-for-profit organisation.

•We are transparent in all aspects of our organisation –governance, financial, editorial.

•We uphold a standard of excellence in all aspects of our work.

•We are a trusted source of the latest scientific information

•We are informed by the highest quality accepted scientific knowledge.

•We are committed to educating future generations of independent, rigorous, curious thinkers.

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There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.