OzGrav 2019 Early Career Researchers (ECR) workshop and Annual Retreat
OzGrav members and by invitation only
When 18-22 November
Where: Mantra Lorne, Victoria
Parkes Open Days celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
OzGrav joins many other science organisations running hands-on science activities
Who: open to general public
When: 9am to 5pm on both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019
Science Alive! Adelaide
Kick off to National Science Week in Adelaide with a huge weekend-long celebration, plus schools STEM day on Friday 2nd.
Come and chat to the Adelaide OzGrav team, see our AMIGO mini laser and try some VR
Who: open to general public
When: 9am to 5pm on both Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019
PARTICLE/WAVE Planetarium show (National Science Week)
A love letter to gravitational waves (more info)
SAT AUGUST 10 and SUN AUGUST 11 at ADELAIDE PLANETARIUM
1pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm both days
THURS AUGUST 15 at SCIENCE SPACE PLANETARIUM, WOLLONGONG
6pm - featuring full live soundtrack backing
SAT AUGUST 17 at MELBOURNE PLANETARIUM, SCIENCEWORKS
7pm and 9pm - featuring full live soundtrack backing
SciVR at Mountain Goat Brewery (National Science Week)
Who: open to general public, adults 18+.
When: Thursday 15th August 6:30pm to 8pm AEST.
Where: Mountain Goat Brewery, 80 North Street, Richmond, Melbourne
Tickets: $20 book online
Harry Potter Science Trivia Night (National Science Week)
Who: open to general public, ages 15+
When: Friday 16th August, 6:15pm to 8:30pm AEST
Where: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 249-251 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Tickets: FREE book online
SciVR (National Science Week)
(Immersive Science III in Virtual Reality) open to general public, ages 10+
When: Saturday 17th August, 1:30pm to 3pm AEST
Where: livestream online and live viewing parties in
Gravity Discovery Centre WA, Gold Coast QLD, Wagga Wagga NSW, Bendigo, Romsey, Lalor, Lilydale, Wangaratta and Emerald/Mt Burnett VIC.
Find a viewing party near you at libraries and venues around Australia. Download the free app to your smartphone. See https://www.scivr.com.au/ for more info
Funded with thanks to National Science Week, Swinburne University of Technology and OzGrav
SciVR Immersive Science II: Revealing the Invisible Universe - all welcome
When: 2pm on Sunday 12 August 2018 (please arrive early to set up VR headset)
Who: Family-friendly event, recommended for ages 10 and up - all welcome!
Where: State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, along with live streaming parties at libraries in Sale, Stawell, Frankston and Wangaratta
When: 7pm on Thursday 16 August 2018 (doors open 6:30pm)
Where: Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond (18+), along with live streaming parties for all ages at libraries in Whittlesea, Bendigo, Maryborough, Swan Hill, Daylesford and Mornington
Take a tour of the invisible Universe. We will provide everyone with a SciVR headset to take them out of this world to the world of colliding black holes and microscopic wonders.
9th Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (ACGRG9)
27-30 Nov 2017
Gingin, Western Australia
ACGRG9 is the ninth in a series of biennial conferences run by the Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ASGRG) with the aim of bringing together researchers from around the world to discuss new findings in mathematical, theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of General Relativity.
23 September 2017
OzGrav will participate in this event that is back by popular demand. We will let the public explore black holes, gravitational waves and lensing, through virtual reality and interactive displays.
Real Research Experience: Gingin Science Festival
19-20 August 2017
Join us in Perth, Western Australia for a science event for the whole family.
Hear the sound of the universe, build your own mini-gravitational wave detector,
learn about black holes and much more!
For tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9575 7577
SciVR: IMMERSIVE SCIENCE: THE NEXT FRONTIER IN AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMY
13 August 2017 @ State Library of Victoria
17 August 17 2017 @ Mountain Goat Brewery, Melbourne
Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack on an exploration of the universe in an immersive science talk blending live events and virtual reality. Learn how Australia’s astronomers are leading the world in understanding the cosmos around us, from our own solar system to mapping out galaxies and seeing colliding black holes. You can also download the SciVR app to your smartphone or tablet to enjoy these wonders in your own personal virtual reality tour.
2017 DAWN III Workshop: What’s Next for Gravitational Wave Astronomy?
6-7 July 2017
The two-day program of this workshop will focus on the global strategy for third-generation (3G) gravitational-wave observatories and detectors, and their science case. Of particular interest is the proper coordination between the European effort proposing to build an observatory detailed by the ”Einstein Telescope” design study, and the U.S. proposal of a similar class observatory, named ”Cosmic Explorer”.
12th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves
9-14 July 2017
The Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves is a premier forum for the fields of gravitational wave science and detection. Held biannually, the Amaldi meetings are organized under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC).
Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)-Swinburne Big Data Workshop
21 July 2017
Swinburne University, Hawthorn
The theme of this interdisciplinary workshop is “Big Data” and we will explore cross-sectoral collaboration in a morning of talks and networking. Further details and registration here.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: 73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics
23 July - 5 August 2017
St Andrews, Scotland
The theme of the 73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics (SUSSP) will be gravitational wave astronomy. SUSSP was established in 1960 to "contribute to the dissemination of advanced knowledge (in Physics) and the formation of contacts among scientists from different countries" through annual summer schools of the highest international standard
12th International LISA Symposium
8 - 13 July 2018
This symposium will feature a program dedicated to astrophysics of sources that can be observed in the millihertz band by LISA, the current status and unique challenges in gravitational theory and analysis for LISA sources, and the latest updates on the development of the LISA mission.
National Science Quiz
18 June 2017 - Melbourne
25 June 2017 - Adelaide
OzGrav is proud to join forces with six other Centres of Excellence to bring you the 2017 National Science Quiz. There'll be live demonstrations and mind-bending questions to challenge our panel of experts. This will be ninety minutes of science, maths, and fun for the whole family.
Generation-GW: Diving into Gravitational Waves
5-9 June 2017
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
The main goal of this workshop is to bring together the current "explorers of the GW Universe" and the future generation of scientists who will use this new observational window and carry the torch for the incoming decades.
Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW)
30 May - 2 June 2017
GWPAW is the annual open workshop (formerly called GWDAW) on the physics and astronomy of gravitational waves, techniques for their detection, and interpretation of data and results.
International Symposium on Gravitational Waves (ISGW)
25-29 May 2017
The aim of this symposium is to bring together leading experts from the gravitational wave physics communities on both theory and experiment to present their ideas and assess the progresses that are being made on the gravitational wave detection.
New Scientist presents... Instant Expert: Relativity and Beyond
10AM-5PM 20 May 2017
Have you stared at the night sky and wondered how it all began? Did Interstellar leave you wanting to understand black holes better? Is your mind blown by the recent news about gravitational waves? Then join OzGrav's Eric Thrane and an esteemed line-up of speakers for this one-day masterclass that offers the chance to learn directly from the experts in the fascinating fields of cosmology and relativity. Details here.
Pint of Science: The fabric of space, time and aliens
7PM-10PM, 15 May 2017
OzGrav's Matthew Bailes and Alan Duffy will be talking about the Big Questions: Are we alone in the universe? Are we really made of stars? What else did Einstein predict and what’s the big deal about gravitational waves anyway? For further details and booking tickets, see here.
Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop 2017
7-12 May 2017
Hamilton Island, Australia
OzGrav is delighted to be sponsoring GWADW 2017, where participants will discuss and plan for the next generation of GW detectors, including space-based detectors and pulsar timing arrays.
Victorian Astronomy Convention
6-7 May 2017
Emerald Secondary College
The Victoria Astronomy Convention VASTROC is a biennial conference for Amateur Astronomers from around Victoria. In 2017 it will be hosted by Mount Burnett Observatory at Emerald Secondary College in Emerald, Victoria. The atmosphere of VASTROC is relaxed and all astronomers, new and old, locals and from interstate or overseas are most welcome.
Registration and the program are available here.
OzGrav Director Matthew Bailes will be giving a talk at 9AM Saturday 6th May - further details here.
Stargazing Live @ Fed Square Melbourne with Dr Karl and friends
6 April 2017 7-10 PM
Federation Square, Melbourne Australia
In our first outreach event, OzGrav took the public on a virtual reality tour of the Universe, neutron stars and the Parkes radio telescope.
The Dawning Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
5-11 Feb 2017
This conference will discuss the GW detector network, the scientific output from LIGO’s first science run (O1), the progress of the second run (O2; expected to be ongoing during the conference), and expectations for the future of gravitational wave astronomy.