Immersive Science

During National Science Week,Whittlesea Library hosted an exciting event in partnership with the State Library of Victoria and Oz Grav - Immersive Science: Exploring the Invisible Universe.

This special event took place all over Victoria as the presentation from Professors Alan Duffy and Rebecca Allen about the amazing stuff that happens in the universe was live streamed to multiple locations around the state.

What made this event special was the use of Virtual Reality headsets provided to participants so they could explore the concepts discussed by Alan and Rebecca in the special SciVR app.

The event at Whittlesea was fully booked out and attended by all ages, with participants taking home the VR headsets provided by Oz Grav at the end of the night. These headsets are based on the google cardboard design and can be used on any standard VR application available for smartphones.

During the live event we sent in a few questions over Twitter (#AskScVR if you want to go and see what the questions were) and even had one answered live by Professor Duffy – It was very exciting when Chloe’s question, ‘why are there different kinds of light?’, was answered live by Professor Duffy. If you want to know the answer you can check out the live stream of the event here (answer is at 59min51sec).

Keep a look out for National Science Week next year, there is sure to be another quality line up of events at YPRL.


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