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Are We Alone in the Universe?


Atrium Level 1

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Virtual reality lecture

Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered over the past two decades. Astrophysicist Dr Lisa Kaltenegger explores how we can determine which of them might be suitable for life. She will also discuss techniques and missions that could detect life on these worlds.

Bring your own YouTube 360-enabled smartphone to attend this virtual lecture presented live from Chicago. You'll be in virtual reality – the lecture will be held in real time and you will be able to ask the speaker questions.

Virtual reality headsets will be provided by the Otago Museum for the duration of the lecture, but you must bring your own VR-compatible device. Museum staff will distribute headsets and help you set up your device from 1pm. The lecture starts at 1.30pm.

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1pm, Saturday 4 November
Limited numbers, bookings essential
Book at or the Info Desk