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Life is about the journey - some roads are not always what they seem but you sure learn a great deal from them!
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Professor David Blair and his team will be at the Gravity Discovery Centre this weekend to show the public their amazing detection and recording of Gravity Waves.

Professor David Blair Gin Gin
Professor David Blair inspiring kids at the Wheatbelt Science Forum (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Gravity Waves are a result of two black holes that have formed as one, creating an enormous explosion. As a result, energy is released. This ripple effect was detected and recorded by Professor Paul Blair and a team of physicists. It said to be the discovery of the century.

The Gravitational Wave theory was originally conceived by Albert Einstein who stated that massive accelerating objects (such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other) would disrupt space-time in such a way that 'waves' of distorted space would radiate from the source.

This weekend, there will be a range of activities that will keep almost everyone entertained. From the gravitational pull and pathway to understanding photons, Professor Blair and his team have created activities for all to enjoy.

As part of the Science Week, this event will be hosted by the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin this weekend on 19 and 20 August. It is free to experience Professor Blair's activities at the AIGO research centre, however normal entry fees to the Gravity Discovery Centre apply.

There is ample parking, however bookings will apply to see Professor David Blair's activities.
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Why? Experience Gravitational Waves
When: 10 am to 4 pm 19th and 20th August
Phone: 08-95757577
Where: Gravity Discovery Centre
Cost: Gravity Discovery Centre entry fees apply
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