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In a VR experience at the 2024 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Annual Scientific Meeting, I, represented by my digital avatar, interacted with virtual recreations of JAXA’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft and the asteroid Ryugu. The conference, held almost entirely online using the Spatial platform, featured digital venues like poster halls and lecture theaters. This setup, created by The Future of Meetings, aimed to make the event more sustainable and accessible. Initially, I was hesitant about attending the conference in VR.

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