Walk through the so­lar sys­tem

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

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.

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