The Gingin Science Festival is a five week-long celebration of science in all its forms, from the science behind growing lawn on a local turf farm to the science underpinning research into gravity waves being conducted at the Gravity Precinct within the Shire of Gingin.
This year is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s ground breaking Theory of General Relativity concerning gravity and light. Since this theory was finally proved beyond doubt here in Western Australia back in 1922, and the world renowned Gravity Precinct is located here in the Shire of Gingin, what better place to celebrate the role of science in our lives than right here in Gingin? And to top it off, 2015 has been proclaimed the International Year of Light.
Following the official opening of the Gingin Science Festival by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, at the historic Gingin Railway Station on 14th August, the Festival gets underway in earnest.
The Festival – the largest regional science festival in Australia – boasts six weekends of free family concerts and art exhibitions, fun science stalls and exhibits, 39 farm tours and on-site demonstrations of the application of science to farming, science symposia with a range of experts presenting their incredible knowledge, pub science and quiz nights, fantastic cooking demonstrations using local produce, and amazing historical, art and science exhibitions.
Included in the exhibitions on offer during the Festival are the ‘Light of Einstein’ Exhibition, which includes a stunning live laser art exhibition known as ‘Coherence to Chaos’, and the ‘Curved Space and Warped Time: Australia Tests Einstein’ Exhibition, otherwise known as the ‘Wallal’ Exhibition.
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Guinea Grove Farm Olives • Rule’s Bus Services
Angus Cowling of Guinea Grove Farm Olives
Don Riseborough of Riseborough Estate Wines
Donovan Farrell of Garden Organics
Dick Lovegrove of Lovegrove Turf
David Roe of Benalong Grazing Company
Kerry Fewster of West Coast Honey
Maureen Dobra of Loose Leaf Lettuce Company
John Marten of Westralian Fruits
Gary Harley of GT Harley Goats
Reg Beale of Sandy Lake Farm BnB and Farmstay
George Grant of Gingin Drilling
Dawn Lapuma of Serendipity Gallery and Café
Kerry Thom of Mt King Farm
Guilderton Country Club
Ledge Point Country Club
Lancelin Beach Hotel
Gingin/Chittering Lions Clubs
Gingin Mens Shed
Country Womens Association (CWA)