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Walbrininy – Sounds of the Universe Past and Present

The Gravity Discovery Centre is teaming up with performance artists ‘Genrefonix’ for an amazing two-day event for National Science Week. Walbrininy, a completely new and original musical production, has been specially written for the occasion and will be awaiting visitors just an hour from Perth.

When: Saturday, August 11 2018 till Sunday, August 12 2018. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Where: Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory
1098 Military Road, Yeal, WA, 6503
Topic: Space and astronomy
Cost: Tickets price to be advised.
Bookings: 08 9575 7577
bookings@gravitycentre.com.au
https://www.gravitycentre.com.au
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The Gravity Discovery Centre is teaming up with performance artists ‘Genrefonix’ for an amazing two-day event for National Science Week.

Walbrininy, a completely new and original musical production, has been specially written for the occasion and will be awaiting visitors just an hour from Perth.

All ages are welcome to attend and help celebrate the site’s recent international success in the exciting world of gravitational research. Through ‘sci-fi’ film sequences, live music, and Indigenous storytelling, a mind boggling world of spiralling neutron stars will be uncovered, demonstrating how Earth-bound scientists are now ‘listening to the universe’.

The show’s innovative format will explore these new frontiers of astronomy and deliver fresh, fun and fanciful tales from distant worlds, as well as pausing to look in our own back yard.

The inspiring venue will be fully exploited with audiences journeying throughout the award winning facility. Not to be missed highlights include the spectacular arrival of a VIA (Very Important Alien) and spaceship!

The interstellar traveller will be landing at the Centre to provide knowledge, wisdom, fun and entertainment and to raise questions; encouraging thinking about space sciences and the long held knowledge of the world’s first astronomers.

In the Noongar language the concept of ‘walbrininy’ means total wellbeing, all encompassing, everything connected and right. In musical terms we might think of this as harmony. In the show Walbrininy is reimagined as a fictional planet, existing 130 million years ago, in a far flung galaxy, bound by the harmonic gravitational pull of two spiralling neutron stars. ‘Walbrininians’ were deeply spiritual beings intimately connected to their spinning suns, highly aware that these ‘quantum monsters’ would eventually meet and combine, concluding their cosmic dance in a blazing ‘kilanova’ whose symphonic explosion would be felt and heard across the universe. We eventually heard it here on Earth, just a couple of years ago!

One famous Walbrininian, the heroic ‘Buck 99′ was dispatched on a C60 carbon spaceship just prior to the kilanova engulfing the planet. Buck’s mission was to find and make connections with like minded beings across the universe. He has been looking for us! We hope… Luckily for Earth we are prepared.

Our brightest scientists, include teams at Gingin, detected the kilonova’s gravitational wave as it passed through us on 17 August 2017. We called it GW170817 and celebrated the spoils of 100 years of international scientific endeavour. But has our planet’s understanding of the universe evolved enough to capitalise on this momentous visit? Will an alien that has been travelling since the dreamtime be impressed by our achievements in this pokey little corner of the Milky Way? Is there something we’ve missed?

Join our ground crew: lead astronomer Rick Tonello, indigenous elder Shaun Nannup and space rockers Genrefonix for a musical celebration and welcome party for our new alien friend. Receive intergalactic wisdom and see the amazing sights and sounds of the universe in a theatrical production that is out of this world!

Contact details:

Jan Devlin
Gravity Discovery Centre
Email: bookings@gravitycentre.com.au
Phone: 08 9575 7577
Mobile: 0422448875

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