Do I need a smartphone for the live event?
No, but it’s a better experience if you bring one. If you are at the State Library of Victoria or Mountain Goat Brewery event you will be able to watch Prof Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen describe the science in person, and the VR (virtual reality) content will also be shown on a screen. If you bring your smartphone to these events, download the SciVR app and we will give you a bespoke VR Google cardboard headset to put your phone into and watch the VR content. If you are attending a regional Victorian viewing party at a library the content will be livestreamed so you can see and hear Alan and Rebecca, and you will receive a VR headset as well.
Can I bring my children to a live event?
Yes. The session runs for a full hour (sitting down) so we are recommending ages 10 and up, but everyone is welcome.
I can’t travel to a live event - can I still participate?
Yes. The Sunday and Thursday events will be live-streamed so you can watch it online via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Periscope.
What kind of phone do I need?
A smartphone: Android (6 and up) or iOS (iPhone 6 and up recommended, but will also work on iPhone 5 and 5S) and access to the iTunes store or Google Play to download the free app.
Do I need to bring a VR headset to the live events?
No. A headset will be provided when you arrive at the event. You can take it home and keep exploring the app later.