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OBSERVATORY

Visiting the GDC Gingin Observatory

The GDC Gingin Observatory is part of the Gravity Precinct and shares this special piece of pristine bushland with the Gravity Discovery Centre, AIGO research centre and the famous Zadko telescope enabling visitors to experience science in an extraordinary number of ways.

The Observatory boasts a fully retractable roof, state of the art telescopes and amazing WA dark sky, offering visitors a world class astronomy experience. Souvenirs are available for purchase at the GDC shop.

The Observatory, is situated at Yeal, between Yanchep National Park and the township of Gingin. Twelve kilometres off Indian Ocean Drive (Wanneroo Road) and twenty five kilometres from Brand Highway (near the Gingin turnoff), we are within an hour to an hour and a half from Perth and surrounds providing close access to have this truly unique experience.

Observatory & Evening Tours

Public Observatory and Evening Tours are offered on Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings currently from 7:00pm until 9:30pm (tour start times vary throughout the year depending on the seasonal sunset).

All observatory tours, including the Aboriginal Astronomy Evening, include a 30 minute presentation, laser tour of the night sky and viewing telescopes in our observatory.

Please note: We kindly request that you pre-order any meals – you will be given the option to place your meal pre-order when booking online.

Our Cafe will be open until 30 minutes before your tour begins.

All Observatory Tour tickets include access to the Gravity Discovery Centre on the day of your Tour.  You are invited to attend the Centre anytime throughout the day of your Tour, we suggest allowing at least two hours to experience a leisurely self guided walk of our Centre and exhibits.

Aboriginal Astronomy

Join us for one of our Aboriginal Astronomy Evenings, where you will sit with Indigenous elder, Dr Noel Nannup, and learn about the Aboriginal dream time stories of creation.

You will then head over to our observatory where you will view the wonders of the universe through our telescopes.

Please note: We kindly request that you pre-order any meals – you will be given the option to place your meal pre-order when booking online.

Our Cafe will be open until 30 minutes before your tour begins.

All Observatory Tour tickets include access to the Gravity Discovery Centre on the day of your Tour.  You are invited to attend the Centre anytime throughout the day of your Tour, we suggest allowing at least two hours to experience a leisurely self guided walk of our Centre and exhibits.

Please Note:

Cancellations are permitted as long as the Observatory is notified 24 hours prior to the booked session. You are welcome to reschedule your visit for another evening. Refunds are only given for exceptional circumstances

A voucher to our observatory is a great way to show someone that you appreciate them!

Their voucher will be valid for a full year and not only get them access to the observatory but also the Gravity Discovery Centre on the day they visit. Choose the ‘purchase as a voucher option’ to get your voucher today.