Walk through the solar system
GINGIN’S Gravity Discovery Centre has a new attraction to help students learn about astronomy while being out in nature.
UWA engineering student Wenjing Zheng created and installed sculptures of planets, asteroids and moons on a one-kilometre self-guided solar system walk through bushland at Yeal Nature Reserve next to the centre.
Ms Zheng said it was a great opportunity working on the project, which could be enjoyed for free by the public.
“It’s a nice, pleasant walk where people can take in the pristine banksia woodland and at the same time learn about the wonders of our solar system,” she said.
“It’s great to be able to make something that really engages with people and helps them learn about something so important and so interesting.”
Solar system walk: UWA engineering student Wenjing Zheng with one of the sculptures she created and installed at the Gingin Gravity Discovery Centre.