Welcome to the Gingin Obsevatory ,The Space Place , come along and view our spectacular night skies through our telescopes and learn all about our vast Universe !
Have you ever gazed up into the night sky and wanted toknow more about the mysteries that lay within the darkness? At the Gingin Observatory just a glance through a powerful telescope and some wisdom from our night sky enthusiasts can unlock at least some of the secrets of the universe we live in. This is just one of the facinating facts you'll walk away with thanks to our astronomers who are on hand to answer your questions and reveal what you're seeing through the telescopes. You will learn about " galactic cannibalism".... apparently big galaxies are rather partial to smaller ones and are prone to gobble them up! There are also planets ....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 and entertaining evening and see and learn about some of the great wonders of our beautiful and brilliant Universe!.
At the The Space Place 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. Our telescopes take you hurtling back in time revealing space as it was thousands years ago. If you're viewing a star that is 5000 light years away then you are actually seeing the light from that star as it was 5000 thousand years ago because that is how long it takes for that light to reach us here on Earth!
OFFICE HOURS : TUESDAY; FRIDAY; SATURDAY- MORNINGS 9AM TO 12 NOON ( please leave a message and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible Thank-you ) Office will be closed on Public Holidays to contact us via email.
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LOOK AND BOOK - Early payment discounted prices !!!! there is a UNIVERSAL treasure trove of discounted nights available you just have to find them and book ... Please Note: Our prices vary on the daytime Solar Viewing or Stargazing Evening events
To Redeem your gift voucher or any type of voucher or RAC discounts and Companion Card discounts - please - email a copy of your voucher with a contact telephone number and a suitable date you would like to come along to the Observatoy.
Online bookings are Easy: Check out the Events Calendar and make online booking .
Phone: +61 8 95757740 ,
Gingin Observatory is an Accredited Tourism Business and finalists in the 2010 and 2014 Western Australian Tourism Awards!