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Wallal Expedition Centenary Celebration – UWA

Scitech is proud to be joining the University of Western Australia's Wallal Expedition Centenary Celebration.

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Over a two-week period in September 2022, Scitech, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth Observatory and Gravity Discovery Centre are hosting a range of activities and events to celebrate the centenary of the Wallal eclipse expedition; a heroic effort involving astronomers, filmmakers, aviators, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and the Indigenous Nyungumarta people whose land the expedition took place on.

To learn about the Wallal Expedition join Scitech for our Birth of Planet Earth Planetarium show playing during the school holidays (24 Sep – 9 Oct). This live presentation will travel to the northwest of Australia to recreate the remarkable eclipse seen by the scientists exactly 100 years ago, both from Earth and in space. The significance of the eclipse, and the latest cutting-edge research into Einstein’s theories will be explored, inspiring visitors with the satisfying story of science in action and the unquenching thirst for knowledge that drives scientific progress.

UWA have a jam-packed program of events including the Drawing in Space and the Germ Series exhibition, virtual reality tours of a black hole and the story of the Wallal expedition in words, pictures and ten-minute movie. Join the Gravity Discovery Centre for their Curved Space and Warped Time exhibition or head to Perth Observatory for the Wallal Expedition Centennial Talk.

Event Details

  • Date
    20 September - 2 October 2022
  • Time
    10am – 5pm
  • Location
    Winthrop Hall Undercroft
  • Name
    Wallal Expedition Centenary Celebration – UWA
  • Free event

  • Located at UWA

  • Suitable for all ages

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