CinefestOZ: Beyond the Milky Way

Wednesday, 24th August 2022 - Sunday, 28th August 2022


Experience the greatest scientific endeavour in history as you step onto Australia’s future site for the incredible SKA telescope and be transported to the edge of the Universe in this ground-breaking virtual reality documentary.

Travel to the remote Western Australian outback and explore the radio-quiet observatory which will be home to part of the world’s largest radio telescope. See first-hand the hi-tech equipment capturing the corners of the Universe and breaking new ground in astronomical research.

Narrated by physicist professor Brian Cox, join the quest for answers as the telescope enables us to see further into space than ever before, presenting our greatest chance of discovering extra-terrestrial life. This pioneering technology enables astronomers to see almost 13 billion years back to when the first stars and galaxies formed as they learn how the Universe began and eventually led to life on planet Earth.

Guided by scientists, experts and ancient astronomers of Wajarri Yamaji Country, see the sky in unprecedented detail with images directly from precursor telescopes in 360° and witness our world from a new perspective as you travel Beyond the Milky Way to the edge of what’s possible.

Railway House is accessible by wheelchair.

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