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Exploring Gravitational Wave Observatories in Minecraft

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The University of Adelaide OzGrav node will be hosting an online virtual tour of one of the most sensitive instruments humanity has made, the LIGO detector. LIGO is an experiment based in the USA designed to detect gravitational waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars throughout the universe.

We have assembled a scale replica of LIGO in Minecraft for you to explore throughout the National Science Week. On 21 and 22 August we will host free live tours given by scientists working on the detectors to walk-through you through this fascinating experiment and answer any of your questions.

Do you have Minecraft already? Log in to our world and join us during the tour. Minecraft is an open world sandbox game available for purchase on most popular platforms. If you do not have Minecraft you can still join in for the tour and watch via our YouTube stream.

We will release details for the Minecraft server and YouTube streams closer to the event, please register online.