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Asteroid Hunters 3D

Rated: ctc
Exempt from classification*
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

ASTEROID HUNTERS 3D takes your students into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. 

Narrated by Daisy Ridley, ASTEROID HUNTERS 3D introduces viewers to asteroid scientists – the best line of defence between Earth and an asteroid’s destructive path – and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids and the technology that may one day protect our planet.

The effects of an asteroid impact could be catastrophic and while the current probability of an event in our lifetime is low, the potential consequences make the study of asteroids an incredibly important area of scientific research.

The documentary features actual footage and simulations of the latest in planetary defence while exploring how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster. This IMAX original film will enlighten students and teachers alike. 

Teacher Information: Suitable for students in Grade 3 and above. Links closely to the Dynamic Earth exhibition at Melbourne Museum. Visit the Museum learning website or call 03 8341 7767 to book.

Victorian Curriculum Links: Science, Science Understanding (Earth & Space Science), Space and Solar Systems, Science as a Human Endeavour, Natural Disasters

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