Designed to promote learning and collaboration through interactive experiences, that will expand the public’s understanding of Australia’s role in national and global space missions, the Australian Space Discovery Centre recently opened in Adelaide. Working closely with Questacon, Renewal SA and Australian Space Agency, Pro AV Solutions were engaged by Shape to deploy the audio visual systems within this Centre. Showcasing the role of the Space Agency and the latest innovations in space technologies, the new facility provides the public with a unique opportunity to learn about the space industry through a range of immersive and interactive activities.
Built to be flexible and consider a range of different functions, this new facility has the ability to cater for various events and presentations, creating opportunities for industry and the public to engage. The facility includes a Theatrette, a rare, publicly viewable Mission Control Centre, Careers Hub, Industry Showcase, and the Innovation Hub. The Centre will act as a catalyst to sparking inspiration for careers and pathways, as well as capturing the curiosity of the community in the ever-growing space sector.
“The Australian Space Discovery Centre will be the go-to destination for curious minds to learn about the wonders of space and to see themselves as part of Australia’s space story… The Discovery Centre isn’t just for the young and the young at heart – the cutting-edge Mission Control Centre will enable our local space businesses to track and control their very own missions and satellites, providing critical new capability here on home soil.”
– Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The Australian Space Discovery Centre provided Pro AV Solutions with a challenging but extremely rewarding opportunity to be part of the latest developments in the Australian space industry journey. Pro AV Solutions utilised its 25+ years’ industry experience to provide expert technical services to the project. Pro AV Solutions engaged with all stakeholders to ensure the audio visual design supported the project core objectives through a capacity value design philosophy.
The audio visual solution focuses on educational learning experiences through digital interactive canvases, purpose design presentation, video conferencing and collaboration spaces, immersive LED technology, and venue-wide distributed audio. The systems are also operated and managed via a centralised control system that reaches out to the building management systems for integrated functionality. The virtual content management server, driving the digital visual content, was also effectively deployed by Pro AV Solutions, collaborating closely with the Questacon team throughout the project build to deliver an effective educational experience for visitors. Curved LED displays are installed as a feature to the entry of the Centre and are just the beginning of the experience for budding space enthusiasts.
“Pro AV Solutions provided a significant and important role in delivering the Digital aspects of the Australian Space Discovery Centre. Their quality service and ongoing support has contributed to the delivery of Space Science to all Australians”
– Craig Whelan, Project Lead
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