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The SciVR experience brings the incredible invisible Universe to you using virtual reality. Using our app on your smartphone and our custom designed cardboard VR headset, you'll delve into a whole new word of science. This initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week and we thank them and our supporters Swinburne University and OzGrav for making it all possible. If you have any questions about the science, or have something you’d like to see in SciVR then why not head to our Twitter or Facebook page and ask us?

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VR Headsets


SciVR headsets give the best VR experience for the SciVR app; your gateway to a universe of science, bringing the cosmos to you, on your smartphone. The headsets are high quality Google Cardboard and fit most smartphones (but not tablets). 



SciVR is available for Apple or Android, on whatever smartphone you have, and is best enjoyed through our cardboard headset. Enter the ballot for the chance to get a free headset or purchase one at the Swinburne Bookshop, alternatively you can always use your own. If you don't have a headset, don’t worry, SciVR will still let you explore the cosmos in non-VR mode. Note: the app will soon undergo an update to SciVR 2.0, the link below is for the 2017 version. We do not collect personal information, please see our Privacy Policy for more details.



SciVR let’s anyone explore the cosmos freed from an auditorium or lecture hall, but sharing this journey with others is still pretty special so we like to put on live events, where we talk you through your VR exploration of the Universe.

This year we will celebrate National Science Week with two huge live events, and several region viewing parties.

Regional Viewing Parties

Across Victoria, we’ll be hosting viewing parties for the live talks at regional libraries. Headsets will be provided for registered guests, spaces are limited.

Sunday August 12th, 1:30-3:00pm

Frankston Library - 60 Playne St, Frankston, VIC, 3199

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Sale Library - 70 Foster St, Sale, VIC, 3850

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Stawell Library - 7-9 Sloane St, Stawell, VIC, 3380

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Wangaratta Library - 21 Docker Street, Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

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Swinburne Sarawak - Q5A, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia                          w: 

Thursday August 16th, 6:30-8:00pm

Daylesford Library - Vincent Street, Daylesford, VIC, 3460

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Goldfields Libraries – Bendigo 259 Hargreaves St , Bendigo, VIC, 3552

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Maryborough Regional Library - 91 Nolan St, Maryborough, VIC, 3465

p: 0354611950 e:

Mornington Peninsula Libraries - Vancouver St, Mornington, VIC, 3931

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Swan Hill Library Service - 53 Campbell St, Swan Hill, VIC, 3585

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Yarra Plenty Regional Library - 57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea, VIC, 3757

p: 0394378189


For our remote viewers:
Live streams

Watch this space for the links to 2018's talks. Below is a recorded livestream event  from 2017 which features Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack in their presentation of the SciVR app, the associated headset and our amazing universe!



Have a question about SciVR? Watch this space as we address frequently asked questions.