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Science week 2015 at the Age of Fishes Museum Canowindra “Making waves, the science of Light”

The creation and launch of a new regional science hub will see the Age of Fishes Museum become a central focus for future scientific endeavours in the region and plans to involve the primary, secondary and national tertiary students with a greater level of engagement in the general sciences as well as specific palaeontology related to the Canowindra fossils.

The Canowindra grossi  is a 360 million year old fish that was found in Canowindra in 1955. By melding science and the arts this fish will once again swim in the local river. The Age of Fishes Museum in collaboration with the corridor project and internationally renowned visual artist Craig Walsh have created a 3D animated image of the extinct Devonian fish that will be projected from the swinging bridge into the Belabula River at 6pm on the 17th of August.  In addition to this spectacular event several workshops will also be held during the week for Schools and the community that showcase the melding of the Arts and Science. The ongoing extension of this event named the "Devonian Billabong is Alive" involves the recreation of a Devonian billabong in real time 3D highlighting the unique “World Class” Canowindra fossils brought to life for the first time. This era has never before been fully recreated as a virtual environment, making this project a world first. The launch event will also be a part of the lead up to the Silos project in Canowindra in the future.

Come and see what is buried beneath your own backyard.

Science Week Timetable:

17th Aug

  • 10am ARTWORKSHOP SESSIONS (Pub Schools)
  • 6pm GROSSI VIEWING IN BELABULA

18th Aug

  • 10am Science Hub launch and workshops with Scientists and Artists (high schools)

19th Aug

  • Art exhibition unveiling of 3d Model at AOFM

APRIL 12 to 19 2015

Canowindra Balloon Challenge reaches for the sky.

Besides the spectacle of brilliantly coloured balloons dancing in the sky, there will be a full program of events during the week leading up to the balloon glow In 2015 featuring a fire and light spectacular on the sturday evening 18th April.

Bookings for accommodation at the showground are limited please see bookings for details.

age of fishes museum

Cnr Gaskill St & Ferguson St

Canowindra NSW 2804

Tel: 02 6344 1008
Fax: 02 6344 2450
Email: info@ageoffishes.org.au

Location:

The Museum is open 7 days per week

(Xmas Day and morning of Anzac Day excepted)

10 AM to 4 PM. Other times by arrangement.