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Immersive Science III (SciVR): Astronomy for all Australians (livestream)

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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Topic: Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
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 and then get comfy and watch and listen to our live stream YouTube event on Saturday 17th 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. Check online for the upcoming headset lottery and regional event locations. If you can’t make it to a viewing party, grab a VR headset or use in single-view mode and watch along from home.

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:

Rebecca Allen
Swinburne University of Technology
Phone: 03 9214 5846

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