The Queensland Science Network was launched by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC at an official reception at Government House on Thursday 13 June. Some 50 guests representing the societies who have joined the Network heard His Excellency refer to knowledge published in the first edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland in 1884, including an opinion on whether electricity would ever overtake steam power as a source of motive energy! A copy of this first edition was on display in the room.
His Excellency referred to the 'coming of age' of the Network with the first event mounted under its banner, a stall at the World Science Festival in March. He presented Certificates of Appreciation to Tony Van Der Ark and his son Harry who organised the stall.