In Summary

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.)

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