Friday, 19 December 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)
Discover the magic behind that simple object – the candle.
More than 150 years ago, English scientist Michael Faraday saw beauty and wonder in the chemistry of a candle. His observations remain true today and the lessons are both simple and profound.
Society has changed, technology has advanced, language has evolved, but the phenomena underpinning a candle remain constant.
Today, candles are rarely seen outside birthday cakes, churches, romantic dinners and power failures, but are no less fascinating. In fact, these contexts provide an insight to the enduring value of the candle; celebration, worship, emotion and the ever-present need for light.
Join 'Faraday' at the stunning National Arboretum Canberra for a truly illuminating theatre performance. Doors open from 7pm for guests to enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra from inside the Village Centre. Cocktails and canapés will be served upon arrival and until the show begins at 8pm.
"There is no better, there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle."—Michael Faraday
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