Gravitational Waves Detected

Einsteins revolutionary theory of general relativity that explained gravity as the curvature of space and time. Schwarzschild later found the first mathematical solution for Einstein’s equation that predicted spacetime singularities that are known today as blackholes.

In 1916 Einstein then showed that his theory predicted ripples in the curvature of space and time which he called gravitational waves.

Many scientists thought these ripples were to small to be detected.

Now 100 years later … on 14th September 2015 gravitational waves have been detected !!


The Australian International Gravitational Observatory (AIGO) continues Gravitational Wave research here at the GDC precinct.

Come along to the GDC to find out more about gravitational waves and our involvement with this discovery. 

 

 

 

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Observatory Stargazing Nights

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Come along on a Friday or Saturday evening (7.30pm-9.30pm) for a night of stargazing with our expert astronomers. View the constellations, exploded stars and more with Western Australia’s largest telescope.

Prices are as follows
ADULT : $45
CONCESSION : $36
CHILD (5-15 years) : $28
CHILD (0-4 years) : FREE

Family Packages are available                  Booking is essential

Call 95757577 or email bookings@gravitycentre.com.au to book your spot !

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Easter Hours 2017

Easter 2017

The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory will be OPEN THE FOLLOWING

Good Friday – 14th April 2017 CLOSED

Easter Saturday – 15th April 2017 OPEN 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017 OPEN 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Easter Monday – 17th April 2017 OPEN 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

OPEN

All other days, The Gravity Discovery Centre will be open 10.00 – 4.00 pm

Observatory opening times available under the Observatory tab.

We wish all visitors a very Happy and Safe Easter

Opening Hours -April 2017 School Holidays

April School Holiday Program 

11.00 am – 2.00 pm / 7 days

(Monday 10th April – Friday 21st April)

CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY

Gravity Discovery Centre:  Open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

No Bookings required

GDC Observatory: Friday and Saturday nights for public viewing 7.30 pm – 9pm
(Bookings essential)

 

April School Holiday Program begins on Monday 10th April 2017.

Mon/Wed/Fri – Rocket Making Workshop 11 am-2 pm

Tues/Thurs – Astro Kids 11 am – 2 pm

                                       (CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY)

information for July school holidays program to follow

Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School presenting an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ to Professor Kip Thorne at the Raw Science Film Festival

Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School, recently won the Best Youth Film Award and the Janet Ivey-Duensing Permission to Dream Award. As a resut he attended the Raw Science Film Festival @ 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles on the 10th of December 2016 where he was presented with his prize. Radheya was able to present an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ located at the Gravity Discovery Centre, to Professor Kip Thorne. The image was delivered to Professor Thorne on behalf of Professor Ian McArthur, Professor David Blair, The School of Physics UWA, The Australian International Gravitational Research Centre and The Gravity Discovery Centre.

If you would like to see the ‘Kip Thorne Tree’ you can visit the Gravity Discovery Centre.

Enquiries to (08) 9575 7577 or email manager@gravitycentre.com.au.

Stargazing Special

To celebrate the opening of the new GDC Observatory, Gingin we are offering a Family Pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children a super special of only $95! (Normally $123)

When booking online, use the promo code SS2015

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 Valid from Friday, 9th of October, 2015 to Sunday, 8th of November, 2015.

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Testimonials – Group Bookings

Thinking about making a Group Booking?

Here’s a review from one of our happy customers who booked his club in for a Guided Tour and Lunch.

 

“Hi Melissa,

I would like to thank you for looking after our Group yesterday. We enjoyed the visit very much, in particular the very nice lunch and the excellent guided tour. I would like to come back with my wife and see the things I missed due to lack of time.

The Centre is a great asset to WA and Australia, and I hope that more people visit and come to find out more about this amazing and wonderful planet and universe we live in.

Best Wishes

Rob Nunn

President – Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Club.”

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Gingin Science Festival, presented by ACT, BELONG, COMMIT, Healthway

The Gravity Discovery Centre, is excited be involved in the inaugural Gingin Science Festival from August 14th – September 19th 2015

Celebrating, the Centenary of General Relativity and the International year of Light, The GDC will host the Light of Einstein Exhibition and there will be various venues across the Gingin shire, showcasing science in many different ways.

The historic Gingin Railway Station will have a comprehensive exhibition of the famous Wallal Exhibition that proved Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in 1922.

 

Check out ginginsciencefestival.com.au for more information.

Music at the GDC

The GDC will is privileged to welcome Carter & Carter, Golden Guitar winners, to a performance at the GDc during the Science festival. Bookings will be open soon for the concert on the 22nd August 2015, so watch this space for further information as it becomes available and mark your calendars.

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