2010 BuckyBall – Tickets on Sale!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is finally that time of year again for your friendly SciSoc Team of Awesome to proudly present the 2010 BuckyBall. So put your lab coats and goggles on hold for a fantastic night of great food and flowing drinks in a sparkly venue for all science students, enthusiasts and friends!

The theme for the 2010 BuckyBall is Around the World. What Phileas Fogg took 80 days to do, we’ll do our best to cram into a single night! While the dress code isn’t compulsory in any shape, colour or flavour, it is certainly an excuse to throw on the kilts, kimonos, kurtas and kokoshniks that you’ve have been hiding in the back of that closet… Of course, there will be prizes for the best dressed individual and group!

When 7:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday, 21 August 2010
Where Sydney Marriott Hotel
36 College Street, Sydney (Map)
(2 minutes from Museum Station)
Cost Access: $95/Non-Access: $115
Includes canapes, 3 course formal dinner, unlimited wine/beer/soft drinks.
Check out the mouth watering menu selection!
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I Want A Ticket!


Hurry! 2010 Buckyball is 70% sold out! Tickets are on sale now at the following times and locations:

  • SciSoc Bookstore 10am – 2pm, Mon – Fri in Room 481, Level 4, Carslaw Building
  • SciSoc BBQ 12pm – 1:30pm, Wed Week 3, in front of Chemistry Building.
  • Online payment option is coming soon!


Table Arrangement


Tables are arranged to seat a maximum of 10 people.

To check the table plan, start a table or hop onto a friend’s table, please visit the SciSoc Bookstore during opening hours or find us at the Week 3 SciSoc BBQ.


Menu Selections

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Week 3 BBQ with Optiver

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Special guests from Optiver will be joining us at the BBQ! Recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia, Optiver offer a thriving work environment for science students majoring in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science or information systems, where you will be challenged, rewarded, mentored and developed. Have a chat with recent USYD science graduates now working as developers and traders at Optiver to find out what it’s really like!

At the same time, you can enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Where Front of Chemistry Building

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 Access/$5 Non-Access

SUMS Puzzle Hunt

SciSoc is counting down to the 2010 ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt, brought to you by the Sydney Uni Mathematics Society!

The mathematically squeamish among SciSoc members should be glad to know that the SUMS Puzzle Hunt is not a contest full of maths problems! The puzzles are aimed at a general audience, with styles ranging from word, picture, cryptic and logic to a whole lot more!

Get into teams of up to 5 for an intense week of puzzle solving, beginning on Monday, 2 August 2010! There will be HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS worth of prizes for the top three ranking Australian teams, with first place to take home $300 and plenty of mystery bonus prizes!

Register now plus check out last year’s puzzles on the SUMS website!

When Monday, 2 August 2010
Where SUMS website
Cost FREE

Week 1 BBQ

Catch up with your science buddies and find out what they’ve been up to during Winter Break at the first SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ of the semester – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

NEW LOCATION! Our famous fortnightly SciSoc BBQs will now be held in front of the Chemistry Building.

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (front of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 Access/$5 Non-Access

Week 13 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at the last SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ of the semester – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 3 June 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)

Week 11 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at this week’s SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)

Week 9 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at this week’s SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is 100% guaranteed! Don’t miss out!

Tickets to the 2010 Trivia Night will be sold here.

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)

Documentary: A Sea Change

Marine scientist Professor Maria Byrne will introduce a screening of the multi-award winning documentary A Sea Change which uncovers the adverse effects that ocean acidification has on marine life and the catastrophic impact that will have on oceans and ocean-dependent economies. It is the first ever documentary to be made about ocean acidification and has played to sell-out crowds at major film festivals in the US and internationally.

This screening is organised by the School of Biological Sciences and the NSW branch of the Australian Marine Science Association.

When 6:00pm-8:30pm, Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Where Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Cost FREE (gold coin donation for drinks)
RSVP Please email amsa.nsw.event@gmail.com

Week 7 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at this week’s SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2010 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is 100% guaranteed! Don’t miss out!

Tickets to the 2010 Trivia Night will be sold here.

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Where School of Chemistry Courtyard (bottom level, back of buiding)

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2010 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!

Otherwise: $2 (Access) and $5 (non-Access)

2010 Trivia Night

Got brains? Never fear, Trivia Night is here!

Join your hosts with the most – Felix, Bashar and Dalibor for a night out that is so HOT, it’ll denature your enzymes!

Come along and prove (or disprove) that science students really do know stuff. So round up your friends (in tables of 6) and brush up on your trivial knowledge to battle it out for $2000+ worth of prizes!

When 7:30pm-9:30pm, Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Where Manning Bar
Cost $12 (Access)

$18 (Non-Access)

includes two drinks and pizza/pide

Tickets are on sale NOW at the following locations:

  • Week 6: 12:00pm-2:00pm Monday-Friday, Manning Rd
  • Week 7: 12:00pm-2:00pm Monday-Tuesday, Manning Rd
  • Week 7 BBQ

As always, profits will be donated to SciSoc’s Charity of 2010, CanTeen. So rest assured that you are procrastinating from studying for quizzes and doing assignments for a very good cause!