A little bit of Science !
Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
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The following information was taken from WikIpedia
As I didn't have anything to write, just photos. lol !
"Gingin is an agricultural town 92 kilometres north of Perth
The first European to visit the area was the explorer George Fletcher Moore; he arrived in 1836 and recorded the Aboriginal name "Jinjin" on his charts.
The first property to be established in the area by W. L. Brockman in
1841 was named Gingin station. The meaning of the word Gingin is
uncertain but is thought to mean "footprint" or "place of many streams"
A townsite, Granville, was established close-by in 1839 but once Gingin was gazetted in 1871 Granville was never developed.By 1853 an area along Gingin Brook was fenced for horses to rest on the way from Perth to Geraldton and a police station was built nearby.
Construction of the telegraph line between Gingin and Perth was completed in 1886, and the railway line was completed in 1891. Gingin was declared a town in 1883.
In 2003, plans were unveiled to build the Gravity Discovery Centre near Gingin next to the existing Australian International Gravitational Observatory.
A.I.G.O. is part of a worldwide array of observatories, completing the
southern arm of the array to obtain three-dimensional measurements of gravitational waves.
The public arm of A.I.G.O - The Gravity Discovery Centre includes a 45 m
tower that leans at an angle of 15 degrees that allows students to
complete free fall experiments
Located just next door to the Gravity Discovery Centre is the
Southern Cross Cosmos Centre, which houses Australia's biggest public
Observatory, the Gingin Observatory
that boasts of having the largest telescope for public access. The
Gingin Observatory runs in conjunction with the Gravity Discovery Centre
to give the public and students a chance to view the sun and also
experience stargazing evenings. In 2006 a new million dollar robotic
optical telescope, the Zadko telescope
was installed into the 'Zadko Dome' just North of the SSCC building.
The Zadko telescope is being used for research on a worldwide scale and
can be accessed by remote via the internet. The Gingin Observatory have
'Zadko' evenings to allow the general public a chance to see the Zadko
telescope and educate the public about its importance to science and