AstroTour Wednesday 22 September 2010

Swinburne University of Technology
Explore the universe with a professional guide.
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Swinburne Astronomy Productions

Exploring the planets of our Solar System, deciding the ultimate fate of a
star or flying around the galaxies in the local Universe are all possible
in a 3D AstroTour from Swinburne University's Centre for Astrophysics and
Supercomputing.

Using innovative Virtual Reality technologies developed by the Centre for
Astrophysics and Supercomputing, 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
Astronomy Productions: our team of astronomers, visualisation researchers,
animators, artists and programmers.

Each AstroTour is hosted by a professional astronomer who adapts the
content to the requirements and learning outcomes of the audience.
AstroTours are recommended for audiences aged 7 years or over, and are
available for primary and secondary school groups as well as the general
public.

Bookings are essential, and can be made by contacting Elizabeth Thackray:
(03) 9214 5569 for Elizabeth Thackray.
or e-mail astrotour@swin.edu.au

For more information on AstroTour, including how to make bookings for
school sessions, or to find out about other Swinburne University astronomy
public events, visit http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/outreach/?topic=astrotour

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