Wed 4 Jun 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Western Australian Maritime Museum
Presented by Professor Lyn Beazley AO
7.00pm, Wednesday 4 June 2014
NWS Shipping Theatre, WA Maritime Museum
Official launch of the WA Museum’s 2014 In the Wild West Lecture Series
The colours we and present day animals see are a legacy of the eyes of the most ancient fish. The features of various species are lost or modified over time. Marsupials, for example, see colours invisible to the human eye.
Take a journey along the electromagnetic spectrum with Professor Lyn Beazley AO as she explores what we and other animals can see, whether we can achieve bionic vision to restore sight and emulate our success in restoring hearing via cochlear implants, and what the world of radio-astronomy can reveal.
COST: Gold coin donation
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Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) feeding on a Banksia inflorescence
Photo Ryan Ellis, WA Museum
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The Western Australian Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.
The Western Australian Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the Western Australian Museum — Maritime, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries. Download a map of available parking.
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.
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