Gingin Science Festival a chance to investigate and get hand-on in the lab

Gingin Science Festival a chance to investigate and get hand-on in the lab

THE Gingin Science Festival this weekend will include free visits to a working laboratory that develops equipment for gravitational wave detection.

The Australian International Gravitational Observatory (AIGO) and The Gravity Discovery Centre will host the festival on August 19 and 20, giving centre visitors a hands-on experience in the laboratory.

Gravitational wave researcher Professor David Blair, together with PhD students, will help visitors “hear the sounds of the universe” and build mini gravitational wave detectors.

Normal entry fees apply to the centre and Leaning Tower of Gingin at 1098 Military Road, Yeal. Book by emailing bookings@gravitycentre.com.au or call 9575 7577.

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