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SciVR at Burnley Brewing

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  • Burnley Brewing
    648/650 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

During National Science Week craft beer and astronomy collide in a fun and engaging talk featuring the immersive SciVR app. Explore the Milky Way and learn about the captivating realm of gravitational waves from Swinburne astronomer Dr Rebecca Allen. Made for this event, indulge in the flavours of a specially crafted Red Giant IPA by Burnley Brewing.

Prepare to be engaged, enlightened, and amazed by the intriguing discoveries of the universe.

Dr Rebecca Allen is the Co-Director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute at Swinburne University of Technology. She completed her PhD in astrophysics at Swinburne where she used information from powerful telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope to study the evolution and growth of galaxies going back to when the Universe was barely a billion years old.

Now, Dr Allen applies her scientific expertise to help support Australia's growing space industry. To this end, she utilises cutting-edge research in areas such as microgravity experimentation and Earth observation to build climate change resilient communities and support health innovation.

When she’s not studying space or using it for Earth, she’s inspiring and empowering future space leaders by communicating the wonders of the Universe and creating immersive, hands-on learning experiences.

No registration necessary. Guests under 18 are welcome to attend the event venue until 10pm as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.