UWA Wallal Expedition Centenary

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

20 Sep 2022 to 2 Oct 2022 Daily Event

The University of Western Australia is celebrating the centenary of the Wallal eclipse expedition – an iconic event that proved Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Led by UWA Professor Alexander Ross, the expedition to the north coast of Western Australia was a heroic effort involving astronomers, filmmakers, aviators, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and the Indigenous Nyungumarta people.

Visit a special exhibition created by scientists, educators and renowned artist Mark Grey-Smith, designed to take you on a journey that starts in Wallal and finishes with the discoveries of black holes all over the universe. While you’re there, be one of the first to see the Royal Australian Mint’s Wallal Centenary commemorative coin.

Join us for public lectures with internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist Regents Professor Paul Davies AM, and Australian astrophysicist and ABC presenter, Professor Tamara Davis AM.

Register now for free talks and workshops for school students of all ages. Whether you’re interested in science, art, history, or education, there’s something for everyone.


Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

Event Dates

Daily Event

20 Sep 2022 to 2 Oct 2022

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