Expedition Earth (13mins) plus Q&A
Our new 3D movie from Swinburne University of Technology will take viewers on a journey to find new planets using inspiration from the past; and appreciate the power of the Kepler Space Telescope and how it discovered thousands of new worlds.
“We as humans have always been fascinated with the idea that our planet and species may be unique and that we have long been searching for other life in our vast Universe, says Dr Allen – Swinburne.
“The search for a world just like our own makes us question what is so special about our planet, and to appreciate how challenging it is to simply find worlds beyond our solar system and then to be able to characterise them.”
Using innovative Virtual Reality technologies developed by CAS, AstroTours are designed to educate and entertain audiences about astronomy. The movies, animations and simulations used to explore the Universe are all produced by Swinburne’s in-house team of astronomers, visualisation researchers, animators, artists and programmers.
Several sessions are available, cost starts at $5 for students.