[ASC-list] Melbourne Free ANZAAS Science Talk, GTAC, Wed 18th Sept, Warik Lawrance, "Planetariums – fulldome cinema and the art of science communication"

David Vaux vaux at wehi.edu.au
Sun Sep 8 22:41:21 UTC 2019


Science Talk, MELBOURNE
All welcome, free, bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk

At GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 6:30 pm

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Warik Lawrance

Acting Planetarium Manager, the Melbourne Planetarium

"Planetariums – fulldome cinema and the art of science communication"

Traditional planetariums have been around since the 1930s.  Making use of a specialized ‘star projector’ to recreate the night sky, this technology remained almost unchanged up until the mid-1990s.  Then projector technology developed to the point where a seamless image could be created to cover the entire dome of a planetarium.  Suddenly the immersive world of Fulldome film came into being.
The immersive world of fulldome has proved to be an incredibly powerful format as both a story-telling medium and as an engaging educational tool.  Warik will examine the development of fulldome technology, its parallels to traditional filmmaking and its use in science communication.

Warik Lawrance is the Acting Planetarium Manager for the Melbourne Planetarium.   The Melbourne Planetarium is the only fulldome production studio in the Southern Hemisphere, creating and distributing award-winning films to planetariums throughout the world.   Since 2005, Warik has worked as a director, 3D animator, designer, & editor on ten fulldome films.   Prior to working for the Planetarium, Warik spent 15 years in the Melbourne film industry.  This experience allowed him to bring a cinematic approach to planetarium productions.

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Forthcoming event:

Wed 16th October 6:30pm  Professor Christophe Pinte,  Monash University
                                         Planet formation and how to find “baby” planets

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We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

Further Info:         David Vaux       9345 2941<tel:9345%202941>                davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com<mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>
http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/




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