Valentine’s Day Dinner & Stargazing

Show someone special how much you care by giving them a unique, romantic experience under the stars this Valentine’s Day.


Start this evening with a three course dinner at our centre and then head up the leaning tower to watch the sunset over miles of untouched bush land. You’ll then head over to the observatory to gaze at the stars and the moon under a sea of dark sky.


You are welcome to BYO alcoholic beverages.


Unfortunately we can’t accomodate children at this event.


Please click the ‘Book Now’ button to book your tickets.


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The menu for the evening is shown below. If you have any dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory would like to wish all their supporters, visitors, staff, volunteers, board and contributors, a very Merry Christmas and a safe and fun New Year. We look forward to continued success in 2019.


Please note that we will be closing at 2pm on January the 4th as we are hosting a wedding.


December Opening Hours


Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 10am-4pm

Wednesdays: 10am-4pm

Thursdays: 10am-4pm

Fridays: 10am-8pm

Saturdays: 10am-8pm

Sundays: 10am-4pm

Observatory: 8pm-10pm Friday & Saturday


January Opening Hours


Mondays: 10am-4pm

Tuesdays: 10am-4pm

Wednesdays: 10am-4pm

Thursdays: 10am-4pm

Fridays: 10am-8pm

Saturdays: 10am-8pm

Sundays: 10am-4pm

Observatory: 8pm-10pm Friday & Saturday



Come along and have some fun at the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory these January school holidays!

Please note that we are closing at 2pm on Friday the 4th of January as we are hosting a wedding


Mondays: Rocket Making

Tuesday: Exploring Space

Wednesday: Exploring Nature

Thursday: Exploring Space

Friday: Rocket Making  & Bubble Science

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Neutron Star Collision

Neutron Stars Collide

showing the world new Astronomy discoveries

Two neutron stars colliding have been detected by a gravitational wave signal, radio wave signals and optical telescopes around the world.

This multi-communication detection offers the science, astronomy and enthusiasts worlds many new opportunities to understand previous elusive universe questions.

Australian scientists again play a role.

The Zadko Telescope here on site, has detected the Neutron star collision

Come along to the GDC to find out more about gravitational waves, neutron star collisions and our involvement with this discovery. 




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Observatory Stargazing Nights

rick ob nights

Come along on a Friday or Saturday evening (7.30pm-9.30pm) for a night of stargazing with our expert astronomers. View the constellations, exploded stars and more with Western Australia’s largest telescope.

Prices are as follows
ADULT : $45
CHILD (5-15 years) : $28
CHILD (0-4 years) : FREE

Family Packages are available                  Booking is essential

Call 95757577 or email to book your spot !


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GDC Observatory

Opening Hours -APRIL 2018 School Holidays

April School Holiday Program 

11.00 am – 1.30 pm / Mon-Fri

(Monday 16th April 2018-  Friday 27th April 2018)

                                                                                                      Gravity Discovery Centre:  Open 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (7 Days)

No Bookings required

GDC Observatory: Friday and Saturday nights for public viewing 7.30 pm – 9pm
(Bookings essential)


April School Holiday Program begins on Monday 16th April 2018.

Mon/Wed/Fri – Rocket Making and Launching 11 am-1.30 pm

Tues/Thurs – Solar kids 11 am – 1.30 pm


information for June-July school holidays to follow

Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School presenting an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ to Professor Kip Thorne at the Raw Science Film Festival

Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School, recently won the Best Youth Film Award and the Janet Ivey-Duensing Permission to Dream Award. As a resut he attended the Raw Science Film Festival @ 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles on the 10th of December 2016 where he was presented with his prize. Radheya was able to present an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ located at the Gravity Discovery Centre, to Professor Kip Thorne. The image was delivered to Professor Thorne on behalf of Professor Ian McArthur, Professor David Blair, The School of Physics UWA, The Australian International Gravitational Research Centre and The Gravity Discovery Centre.

If you would like to see the ‘Kip Thorne Tree’ you can visit the Gravity Discovery Centre.

Enquiries to (08) 9575 7577 or email

Stargazing Special

To celebrate the opening of the new GDC Observatory, Gingin we are offering a Family Pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children a super special of only $95! (Normally $123)

When booking online, use the promo code SS2015


 Valid from Friday, 9th of October, 2015 to Sunday, 8th of November, 2015.


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Testimonials – Group Bookings

Thinking about making a Group Booking?

Here’s a review from one of our happy customers who booked his club in for a Guided Tour and Lunch.


“Hi Melissa,

I would like to thank you for looking after our Group yesterday. We enjoyed the visit very much, in particular the very nice lunch and the excellent guided tour. I would like to come back with my wife and see the things I missed due to lack of time.

The Centre is a great asset to WA and Australia, and I hope that more people visit and come to find out more about this amazing and wonderful planet and universe we live in.

Best Wishes

Rob Nunn

President – Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Club.”