Astro Rocks Fest is a weekend designed with a focus on astro geo - tourism, but also has so much more to offer for everyone.
Astro Rocks fest is packed with activities to delight the senses. Touch, Feel, Look, and Taste your way through an amazing weekend.
Language and Science Come Together
Bundiyarra Senior Language Worker Godfrey Simpson will present the special relationship the Wajarri Yamaji have with the Square Kilometre Array project and the international astronomy community 9.45am ANZAC Hall.
Exhibition By Wirnda Barna Artists
YALIBIRRI BILANGGA: EMU IN THE NIGHT SKY
9am - 3pm ANZAC Hall.
Michael Wingate ..
Manager, Geochronology and Geochemistry Geological Survey of W A, DMIRS will present at 1.30pm and 2.15pm ANZAC Hall
"Understanding the Geology of the Murchison Region"
"Fascinating Geological Highlights of the Murchison".
ROCK DISPLAYS & DEMONSTRATIONS
KALAMUNDA LAPIDARY CLUB will offer demonstrations on Saturday how to grind and polish gemstones
ROCK COLLECTIONS .
Professor Brad Pillans
PROFESSOR BRAD PILLANS Research School Of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University. DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ROCK GARDEN CANBERRA will present "Celebrating Mount Magnet in the National Rock Garden" 12.30pm Saturday 15th September ANZAC Hall.
Professor Lyn Beazley AO, FTSE
WA's Australian of the Year 2015
Chief Scientist WA 2006 - 2013
will speak at the Friday evening official opening 5.30pm
and Saturday morning opening 9.00am.
Galaxy Girl Carol Redford
Carol Redford 2018 Finalist, Agrifutures Rural Women's Award will share her AstrotourismWA towns project and Telescope Tips and Stargazing Secrets Saturday 10.30am and 11am ANZAC Hall.
HOW GOLD IS MADE IN THE UNIVERSE
If you have ever wondered how GOLD is formed in the universe, Saturday 11.30am Astronomy Education Services'
RICHARD TONELLO presents "Gravitational Waves, Dead Stars and Gold in the Cosmos."
ASTRO ROCKS BANNERS
ASTRO ROCKS BANNERS were created by the community with Mulla Mulla Designs artists.