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Immersive Science IV (SciVR): Science Champions (Perth families)

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  • UWA Physics Building
    2nd floor, Room 2.17, Physics Building, 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

SciVR will take you on the hunt for things that go boom. We’ll explore the universe and origins of explosions in space, tracking events as they happen with Alan Duffy and Rebecca Allen with live Q&A. You get stickers and a mini VR headset to clip onto your phone, and take away with you after the event is over. Download the app at

Discover, explore, and learn about extreme and advanced space science and the research that fuels it. Bring your fully charged smartphone and we will give you a Virtual Reality headset to clip onto your smartphone so you can explore the app in 3D. Watch the live stream, listen to Alan and Rebecca, and send in your questions to be answered LIVE. 

Dr Rebecca Allen and A/Prof Alan Duffy share research using Australian facilities, like the CSIRO Parkes telescope, to reveal more about the nature of these extreme and transiting objects. This 30-minute live stream event caters to families with younger children who want to learn about space. Please download the app before you arrive, and bring your fully charged smartphone to the event. Join us from 9am to 10am AWST.

We acknowledge indigenous astronomy to help audiences appreciate the discoveries our ancestors made over thousands of years. 

This program has been made possible with the generous support of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), and Swinburne University of Technology.