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Celebrate Science Week with Swan Hill Library

Next week is National Science Week and to celebrate the Swan Hill Regional Library is hosting two free events.

Next Wednesday, 15 August the Swan Hill Library invites you to a fun film night in conjunction with SCINEMA, Australia’s Science Channel.

On the night a number of documentaries will be shown, ranging in length from a minute to an hour. Come along to learn more about our perception of time, natural cycles of exchange between humans and animals, cultural behaviour of wild orangutans, the strange sounds of satellites in space, the people who stand between the world’s last wild population of African penguins and extinction, and mathematician Lily Serna’s belief that maths can provide the answer to life’s tough decisions.

The free event will run from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Swan Hill Regional Library and is open to anyone six years and older.

Or, if you’re looking for another science fix, come along on Thursday, 16 August and take a tour of the universe – virtual reality style!

Open to all ages and using smart phone technology, attendees will join Professor Alan Duffy and Doctor Rebecca Allen to discover how Australian scientists are leading the way in probing the Universe through ripples in the fabric of space-time and providing unique views of the microscopic world.

A SciVR headset will be supplied on the night to take you out of our world and in to one filled with colliding black holes and microscopic wonders. And afterwards, you can see the night sky in real time through a computerised telescope from the Lake Boga Observatory, weather depending.

Don’t miss this unique chance to explore the Universe using ground-breaking technology and make new discoveries through Q&A with the speakers.

Participants will need their own Smartphone to use with the VR head set and, prior to the tour starting, have downloaded the free SciVR app. The free event will run from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Swan Hill Regional Library. Places are limited for this event, so bookings are essential.

For more information, or to book, contact the library on 5036 2480.

This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Celebrate Science Week with Swan Hill Library

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