Explore space at Swinburne these school holidays

Tuesday 24 June 2014

The large waved Swinburne signage of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre building in Hawthorn which faces East down Burwood Road.

Swinburne University's Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) is offering another great opportunity to experience the Universe in 3D during the winter school holidays at an AstroTour session. 

A Swinburne astronomer will guide you on a virtual tour of the Universe covering everything from the Solar System to the size of the Universe.

The 50-minute session will take you on an amazing journey starting in the Solar System and then on to explore a Universe that is Bigger than Big.  AstroTours are designed to educate and entertain audiences about astronomy. 

The winter AstroTours will include the new feature: Telescope.  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.  Take a front row seat to the Universe, all thanks to an invention that changed everything.

The session times are shown below and places are limited.

  • Wednesday 9 July at 10:00am
  • Wednesday 9 July at 2:00pm
  • Friday 11 July at 10:00am
  • Friday 11 July at 2:00pm

AstroTours are suitable for children aged 6 years and above.  For safety reasons, no prams/strollers, etc. are allowed in the theatre. 

Cost: $10 (includes GST) per person which can be paid at the door by cash or cheque. Bookings are essential and can be made via email to ethackray@swin.edu.au or call Elizabeth Thackray on 9214 5569.

Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the advertised start time.

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

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