Virtual reality adventure
Fridays to Sundays
Daily in school holidays – 15 Dec 23 to 28 Jan 24
Closed 25 December
10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm
Visions Theatre, Level 1
Allow up to 30 minutes for the experience
Experience one of the greatest international scientific endeavours in history as you step onto Australia's future site of the incredible Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescopes in an immersive 360-degree virtual reality cinema experience.
Narrated by physicist Professor Brian Cox, travel to the radio-quiet Western Australian outback to explore where one of the world's largest radio telescopes will be capturing the corners of the universe and breaking new ground in astronomical research.
Note: Beyond the Milky Way is suitable for all audiences, however the virtual reality (VR) headset is recommended for users 13 years and older. Children under the age of 13 are still welcome to attend a session but parent discretion is advised for wearing VR headsets. Not recommended for people with certain medical conditions; glasses can be worn under the headset, but the focus cannot be adjusted.
Please read the health and safety notice before you book.
Join the quest for answers as the telescopes enable us to see further into space-time than ever before and presents our greatest chance of discovering extra-terrestrial life.
Guided by scientists, experts and ancient astronomers, see the sky in unprecedented 360 degrees, witness our world from a new perspective and be transported to the edge of what's possible.
Beyond the Milky Way is a White Spark Pictures production. Principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest. Financed with support from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources; the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR); CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency; the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre; Scitech and Inspiring Australia; SKA Observatory (SKAO); ASTRO 3D – the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions; and the Western Australian Museum.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Wajarri Yamaji as the traditional owners of the Observatory site.