Beyond the Milky Way: VR experience with Brian Cox

Beyond the Milky Way: VR experience with Brian Cox

Monday 24th July 2023 from 12:00pm to Saturday 19th August 2023 20:00pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Enjoy an immersive VR experience narrated by Professor Brian Cox at The Royal Institution.

Deep in the western Australian outback, over 131,000 individual radio antennae are being built to work together as one giant telescope, giving us the power to visit the far corners of the Universe and break new ground in astronomical research. When completed, the incredible Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope will be a virtual time machine, allowing us to see further back in time than ever before to understand how our Universe came to be and giving humanity its best-ever chance of discovering if there is another life out there.

Now you can experience ‘one of the most significant international scientific endeavours in history’ as you step onto the future site of the SKA telescope – and then travel to the furthest reaches of the Universe – in an immersive 360-degree virtual reality cinema experience. Filmed with specialised cameras capable of extreme resolution and narrated by physicist Professor Brian Cox, through ‘Beyond the Milky Way’ we see our sky in unprecedented 360-degree detail, witness our world from a new perspective and are transported to the edge of what’s possible. For a limited time only, join scientists, experts and ancient astronomers in their quest for answers through the UK premiere of this unique cinematographic experience. Take your seat in the Royal Institution’s London Theatre, open your eyes to the Australian outback, and then journey beyond the Milky Way.

Daily slots from Monday, 24 July to Saturday, 19 August (excluding Sundays)

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/07/2023

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Please book tickets for this experience via the Royal Institution website.

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