Swinburne debuts new 3D film - Telescope

Wednesday 9 April 2014

A low angle photograph of Swinburne University of Technology signage on the Advanced Technologies Centre building in Hawthorn.

Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing’s newest high-definition 3D short feature – Telescope – makes its debut during the April school holiday period.

For centuries we only had one view of the skies – a procession of stars passing overhead – but then instruments were crafted that revealed a Universe of astounding complexity and beauty. 

Telescope shows us the types of instruments available to modern astronomers and some of the spectacular images captured by them. Take a front row seat to the Universe, thanks to an invention that changed everything...

Telescope was made by Swinburne Astronomy Productions and is narrated by Swinburne's new science communicator, astronomer Dr Alan Duffy.

It will be presented as part of Swinburne's AstroTour School Holiday Program, a visually stunning 3D experience covering everything from the Solar System to the size of the Universe.

The AstroTour runs for 50 minutes. A tour guide will take the audience on a virtual tour of the Universe covering everything from the Solar System to the size of the Universe.

It is suitable for children aged 6 years and above.

When:  Tuesday 15 April 2014, 2.00pm
             Wednesday 16 April 2014, 10.00am
             Wednesday 16 April 2014, 2.00pm
             Thursday 17 April 2014, 2.00pm

Where: Swinburne Virtual Reality Theatre, Ground Floor AR building, AR104 (For safety reasons prams/strollers are not allowed in the theatre.)

Duration: 50 minutes

Cost: $10 (includes GST) per person which can be paid at the door by cash or cheque.

Places are limited. Bookings are essential and can be made via email to ethackray@swin.edu.au or call Elizabeth Thackray on 9214 5569.

See http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/astrotour for more information.