Listening to the Universe



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

Tune into the incredible sights, sounds and stories of the stars in a live Planetarium experience – your hotline to the Universe.

Visualise the cosmos in a completely new way with animations by artist Isobel Knowles and 3D sequences by Chris Northey, drawing on Western and Indigenous astronomy and cosmology.

Listen to the Universe resonate like never before, with sound artist and audio producer Camilla Hannan.

Led by Museums Victoria's astronomer Tanya Hill, and featuring story-telling by Arweet (Elder) Carolyn Briggs, enjoy all the starry wonderment the galaxy has to give in one multi-sensory sitting under our dome, for one night only.

Follow with drinks available for purchase at the bar and stargazing outside (weather permitting).

In partnership with ABC RN, a world-class production house and national conversation starter around the ideas that matter.

Isobel Knowles is an award winning artist who uses animation to create screen work, installations and short films. Her handcrafted aesthetic and accessible imagery present sophisticated, complex and nuanced concepts in an enchanting and engaging way. Her most significant achievements include receiving an Award of Distinction at the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica, winning the 2010 Premier of QLD's National New Media Art Award, and being awarded a Special Distinction at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Camilla Hannan is an Australian audio producer, sound artist and field recordist. Her art and radio works have been exhibited, performed, installed and broadcast in Australia and internationally. Camilla’s work is centred on a deep fascination with the way we listen and how this listening impacts upon our micro and macro worlds.

Dr Tanya Hill is Senior Curator of Astronomy at Museums Victoria. She develops new astronomy productions for the Melbourne Planetarium and creates opportunities for the general public to find out about astronomical events and discoveries. Tanya obtained her PhD from University of Sydney in 2002, where she studied active galaxies, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne. She writes an astronomy column for the Conversation called 'Look Up'.

Arweet (Elder) Carolyn Briggs is a Boon Wurrung senior elder and the chairperson and founder of the Boon Wurrung Foundation. Carolyn has worked across numerous communities for over 30 years and is currently completing her Doctorate in Philosophy researching assisting urban indigenous youth to understand indigenous knowledge. She is the author of Journey Cycles of the Boon Wurrung: Stories with Boonwurrung Language.

This event is part of the DarkLab series.