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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)