Being An Astronaut VR Experience! / The Night of Ideas 2019 [fr]

For 3 days only in Dublin from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February 2019!!

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Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut!?

The French Embassy and Science Gallery Dublin have joined forces to bring you the first VR film ever shot in space!
For 3 days only in Dublin join us and experience French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s adventure in space! Through a 360° Virtual Reality film, discover what it means to be an astronaut from training on Earth to travelling to the International Space Station or go for a spacewalk!

The VR Experience will be unveiled on Friday 1st February at 13h00 with a presentation by Pierre-Emmanuel LE GOFF, co-director, in Science Gallery(The Lounge).

Discover Thomas Pesquet’s adventure in space in three 360° virtual reality films. Follow the French astronaut and American Peggy Whitson from their training on Earth all the way to spacewalk thanks to the first virtual reality images ever shot in space.
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Part 1; 15 minutes: At the NASA training centre in Houston (USA), experience the tests that prepare astronauts to travel into space. After the high G-force centrifuge, you will be plunged into the gigantic pool designed to simulate extravehicular exits.

Part 2; 15 minutes: Thomas Pesquet fulfils his childhood dream: he is about to take off for the International Space Station (ISS). Closely witness the Soyuz spacecraft’s take-off and arrival at the ISS. Thanks to the very first 360° virtual reality images shot in space, explore the station and admire outer space and Earth as seen from the Cupola, before undertaking a spacewalk in the interstellar void.

Cosmorider, 5 minutes:Discover Thomas Pesquet’s adventure in space in a 360° virtual reality 5 minutes film. Follow the French astronaut all the way to spacewalk thanks to the first virtual reality images ever shot in space.

Presented by the French Embassy in Ireland in association with Science Gallery Dublin.

This event is part of The Night of Ideas initiative in Ireland and is linked to the Irish premiere screening of “16 Sunrises” at the IFI on 31 January.

“One of the VR standouts from Cannes Film Festival!”
TELESTAR

“A genuine technological achievement!”
MEDIAKWEST

Being an astronaut Virtual Reality Experience

Directors: Jürgen Hansen & Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff
Production: La Vingt-Cinquième Heure (France)
VR Experience suitable from 13+ years old
Admission Free – Register here for the Presentation on Fri 1 Feb 13h00
Eventbrite - Being An Astronaut VR Experience Opening Event
No Registration needed for Saturday or Sunday as admissions will be on a First come First served basis.

Friday 1 February 2019
13.00 Opening of the VR Experience with film director Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff
Please register here to attend
Eventbrite - Being An Astronaut VR Experience Opening Event
@ Science Gallery Dublin (The Lounge upstairs)
After a short presentation the public will be invited to try the VR Experience until 16.00

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 February 2019
opens 12.00 - 18.00
@ Science Gallery Dublin (The Lounge upstairs)
Admission free - No Registration needed for Saturday or Sunday as admissions will be on a First come First served basis.

Facebook Event Page
Further information: 01 277 5053 or scac@ambafrance-ie.org

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Published on 11/02/2019

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