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Postponed: SciVR – Pub talk now online

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Try the space beer. Event moved to 25 August and is now online.

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 Prof Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen – astronomers and science communicators at Swinburne University of Technology. New content this year includes the Mars rover Perseverance and helicopter Ingenuity. Join us to receive stickers and a mini VR headset to clip onto your phone, and chat with other people about space science. You will receive a mini VR headset as part of your ticket price. Food, drinks and tshirts available for purchase on the night.

Explore extreme and advanced space science, and the research that fuels it. You'll have direct access to researchers Alan and Rebecca to answer all your science and astronomy questions.

Before the event - download the SciVR app to your smartphone or tablet from the SciVR website, and make sure it is fully charged as we will be using the app for a full hour of the presentation.

Before the event: pick up your VR headset and space beer at Burnley Brewing, 648 Bridge Road, Richmond Melbourne.

7pm - online talk starts with Auslan interpreters. Zoom link provided to registrants.

8pm talk ends, with time for Q&A.

We acknowledge Indigenous astronomy to help audiences appreciate the discoveries our ancestors made over thousands of years. This event has Auslan sign language interpreters. This program is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), and Swinburne University of Technology.