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Immersive Science III (SciVR): Astronomy for all Australians – Mountain Goat Brewery

Grab a delicious craft beer and catch the latest news in black holes with Alan Duffy and Rebecca Allen. Download the app and explore the universe. Mini VR headsets provided on arrival.

When: Thursday, August 15 2019. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Where: Mountain Goat Brewery
80 North Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121
Topic: Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: $20
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Grab a delicious craft beer, 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.

Alan and Rebecca share the science of astronomy through a more inclusive experience with an updated app, special close-captioned studio live-stream and interpreter. Engage with the speakers for Q&A and learn about these exciting topics.

Please bring your fully charged smartphone (sharing in groups is fine). Please arrive from 6:30pm to get your headset ready for a 7pm start. You will be given a mini VR headset at the event. Download the app for free at

Auslan interpreter pending.

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
Phone: 03 9214 5014

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