Welcome to the Gingin Observatory come and experience Astronomy with us !
At the Gingin Observatory visitors experience the wonders of space by viewing through our telescopes, engaging with astronomers and by interacting during a big screen presentation that highlights our beautiful universe.
The Gingin Observatory building is split into two easily accesible ground level areas. Walk into our reception-shop & theatre room where we will begin the session with an introduction & presentation. Our viewing court has a fully retractable 7.5 tonne roof driven by two motors on either side. Once opened our astronomers will take you on a laser-guided tour of the stars & constellations, before introducing our 5 individual telescopes. "Obsession", the largest in Australia available for public access will take you on a journey into deep space & beyond. While waiting your turn, check out our beautiful night sky with our high magnification binoculars.
Have you ever gazed up into the night sky and wanted to know more about the mysteries that are within the darkness? At the Gingin Observatory just a glance through a powerful telescope and some words of wisdom from the night sky enthusiasts can unlock at least some of the secrets of the universe.
Our telescopes take you hurtling back in time revealing space as it was thousands years ago. If you're viewing a star that is 5,000 light years away then you are actually seeing the light from that star as it was 5,000 years ago because that's how long it takes the light to reach us here on Earth.
This is just one of the fascinating facts you'll walk away with thanks to our astronomers who are on hand to answer your questions and reveal what you're seeing though the telecopes. You will learn about "galactic cannibalism"... apparently big galaxies are rather partial to smaller ones and are prone to gobble them up!. There are, of course, also the planets you can see - Saturn, Mars or Jupiter - at specific times of the year, It's enough to make your mind boggle. So come along and join us for an entertaining evening and see some of the great wonders of our beautiful and brilliant universe!.
GINGIN OBSERVATORY Astronomers took the world stage and helped locate & live feed the passing of ASTEROID DA14 to NASA and the rest of the world on February 16th 2013.
Thankyou to our Galaxy Team for all the time, effort & skill they put into achieving this incredible feat. Over 9 million people in the US saw the coverage and the news footage was broadcast all over the world on the day . What a memorable adventure for all of us at the Gingin Observatory.
Since then, the "Team" have gone on to be involved in other events in the southern hemisphere for NASA........WHAT'S NEXT ?
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- $52.00 Adults
- $45.00 Seniors
- $33.00 Children (6-16yrs)
- Children Under 5- FREE
- $165.00 Family ( 2 Adults & 2 Children ( 6--16 yrs)
- Groups of 10 there is a % off ( for certain events only)
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Please Note: Our Prices vary depending on the Daytime Solar Viewing or Stargazing Evening events.
Gingin Observatory Office Hours :
- Monday 11am - 2pm (office closed public holidays)
- Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 - 12:00
Please leave a message on our phone and we will endevour to get back to you as soon as we can
thankyou from the HEAD STARGAZER''S.
NB : Due to the sunset each night during the year our viewing and event times change approx e.g. Summer 8pm starts, Autum 7.30pm - 7pm starts , Winter, 6.30- 6pm starts. Spring 6.30pm - 7pm starts.( this information is provided on our calendar of events).
DARK NIGHT EVENTS
- DISCOUNT FRIDAY 28TH (1.5hrs)
- SATURDAY 29TH EARLY EVENT ( 1.5hrs)
- SATURDAY 29TH - LATE EVENT (1.5hrs)
- DISCOUNT FRIDAY 21ST
- SATURDAY 22ND - EARLY EVENT (especially for families with small children) ( 1.5HRS)
- SATURDAY 22ND - LATE EVENTS - ( 1.5HRS)
- SUNDAY 23RD "SUPER MOON" ( 2HRS)
- BOOK NOW- EARLY FOR JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SOME SEATS ARE DISCOUNTED AND LIMITED AND GOING FAST........................!
- SEASONAL PASSES FOR FAMILIES / ADULTS / CHILDREN - COMMING SOON!!!! ( information coming soon keep an eye on our website!)
Events published are subject to change due to weather conditons, please phone or email to confirm your bookings by 12 noon on the day, if you are concerned or wish to re-schedule.
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Gingin Observatory is an Accredited Tourism Business and was a finalist in the 2010 Western Australian Tourism Awards!