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Immersive Science III (SciVR): Astronomy for all Australians – Canberra

Catch the latest news in black holes with Alan Duffy and Rebecca Allen with live Q&A. Download the app and explore the universe.

When: Saturday, August 17 2019. 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Where: McDonald Room - Menzies Library
R.G. Menzies Building 2, McDonald Place, Acton, ACT, 2601
Topic: Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Realise the power of stars, delve into the latest gravitational wave research, and explore the Universe—all without leaving town. Science communicators and researchers Associate Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen return to share the latest wonders of Australian-led research in Astronomy through SciVR; an immersive astronomy experience enabled by a virtual reality (VR) smartphone app.

Download the app for free, then come and join in our live viewing party event on Saturday 17 August as you explore the app on your smartphone. Get ready from 1:30pm and the live stream starts at 2pm AEST. Alan and Rebecca share the science of astronomy through a more inclusive experience with an updated app, special close-captioned studio live-stream, and social media Q&A to regional groups and grassroots-organised viewing parties in libraries and other venues across the country.

This program has been made possible with the generous support of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Swinburne University of Technology, and is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Contact details:

Daniel Toyra
OzGrav - ANU
Phone: 0490 116 599

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