We wish we had more control over clouds!
Payment for stargazing night tickets is not refundable and events at Gingin Observatory run regardless of weather, but sometimes it can be cloudy or wet. If this is the case, we strive to arrange the stargazing evening to give ourselves the best chance of viewing through telescopes. Generally, there is a point in the evening stargazing tour where viewing through telescopes is possible and we only require a good 30-40 minute break to do so. In Western Australia, we’re relatively lucky because our weather moves quite quickly and it is rare that we encounter a day or night of complete cloud cover.
“2 for 1” vouchers
The cloudy/wet weather program still features access to the telescopes and our regular theatre presentations. Additionally, the night also includes an extended presentation by the Astronomer and an extended theatre show that is both entertaining and enthralling. If the weather prevents viewing through telescopes completely, NB: “2 for 1” vouchers are only issued at the end of the event and ONLY if you have (not had any viewing through the telescopes) so as to make a subsequent visit half price.
Delaying your visit
- Australian Government Bureau of Meterology - 128km Perth (Serpintine) Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR703.loop.shtml
- Skippy Astronomy Weather Website: http://www.skippysky.com.au/Australia/