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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 !  

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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! 

 GINGIN OBSERVATORY Astronomers took the world stage and helped locate & live feed the passing  of ASTEROID 2012- DA14  to NASA and the rest of the world on February 16th 2013 . Over 9 million viewers all over the world watched this event happen from the Gingin Observatory. We are now in the history books of astronomy for Western Australia! ASTEROID_2012_DA14.pdf - SEE THE- Footage from Gingin Observatory.  Thankyou to our Galaxy Team for all the time, effort & skill they put into achieving this incredible feat.. 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 keep an eye on our monthly newsletter.....

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Gingin Observatory is an Accredited Tourism Business and finalists in the 2010 and 2014 Western Australian Tourism Awards!

WA Tourism Award Finalist 2010

 Tourism WA Finalists 2014