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Observatory Tour

Observatory Tour

Join us for an evening of star gazing as you are guided by our team of of astronomers under the wonderful dark skies of Gingin.

Start the evening
with a 30-minute presentation by one of our astronomers introducing you to the highlights of the night, followed by a laser
guided tour of the beautiful skies of the Gingin Dark Sky Reserve to showcase the constellations and other objects visible to the unaided eye.
From there our team of astronomers will guide you through the observatory taking you on a deep dive of every object you will observe and answering any questions you may have



Public night
stargazing visits are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the
telescopes is not possible, due to inclement weather, a fun and informative session
will be held in the GDC Theatre and a cloudy night pass will be issued (free
return).



The Gravity Café will
be open until half an hour before your session starts and dinner bookings are
preferred but not essential.


  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $50.00

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Aboriginal Astronomy Night

Aboriginal Astronomy Night

Join our astronomers and elder Noel Nannup as they guide you through the cosmos at our world class stargazing facility.

Our pledge at the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory is to provide a platform for Dr Noel Nannup and other Nannup family members to tell the dreamtime stories of how earth was created. Following storytelling the Indigenous constellations will then be showcased during a laser guided tour of the night sky, before moving onward to the observatory to gaze at the stars. The Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory hosts an Aboriginal Storytelling and Astronomy night once a week. 

Public night stargazing visits are held regardless of the weather. If viewing through the scopes is not possible, due to inclement weather, a fun and informative session will be held in the GDC Theatre and a cloudy night pass will be issued (free return).

The Gravity Café will be open until half an hour before your session starts and dinner bookings are preferred but not essential.

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $50.00

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Astronomia Photographica

Astronomia Photographica

An introduction to Astrophotography

Have you ever wanted to learn astrophotography but don't know where to start?

 Astronomia photographica is the course for you!

Senior GDC astronomer, Rick Tonello, will guide you through the imaging and processing basics from start to finish.

This course will cover three different types of Astrophotography - Astroscape, Wide-Field & Deep Sky.

This is a three part course consisting of two zoom classes and one practical night at the GDC.


Class 1 - Intro via zoom - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Class 2 - Practical night at the GDC - 6.00pm - Late (February and March class will start at 7.00pm - Late)

Class 3 - Processing class via zoom - 7.00pm - 9.00pm


Participants must bring their own Canon or Nikon DSLR camera. If you are bringing a different camera please make sure you bring along your own T-Ring adaptor.


November 2022 Class dates

Tuesday 15th November - Class 1 

Tuesday 22nd November - Class 2 

Wednesday 23rd November - Class 3


February 2023 Class Dates

Wednesday 8th February - Class 1

Wednesday 15th February - Class 2

Thursday 16th February - Class 3


March 2023 Class Dates

Tuesday 14th March - Class 1

Tuesday 21st March - Class 2

Wednesday 22nd March - Class 3


May 2023 Class Dates

Wednesday 10th May - Class 1

Wednesday 17th May - Class 2 

Thursday 18th May - Class 3


June 2023 Class Dates

Wednesday 7th June - Class 1 

Wednesday 14th June - Class 2 

Thursday 15th June - Class 3


August 2023 Class Dates

Wednesday 2nd August - Class 1

Wednesday 9th August - Class 2

Thursday 10th August - Class 3


November 2023 Class Dates

Wednesday 1st November - Class 1

Wednesday 8th November - Class 2 

Thursday 9th November - Class 3


Booking in for class 1 dates automatically books you into the full course.


  • Duration : 120 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $120.00

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Adults Only Stargazing Date Night

Adults Only Stargazing Date Night

Looking for something different to do for date night? Why not attend our adults only date night which includes a romantic dinner for two, sunsets and stargazing?

Show someone special how much you care by giving them a
unique, romantic experience under the stars.

Start the evening by exploring our indoor galleries to learn all about the big bang, then head to the café for
a two course dinner. After dinner our astronomers will take you on a tour of
the cosmos in our observatory under the dark skies of Gingin.

You are welcome to BYO alcoholic beverages to enjoy over
dinner.

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $90.00

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The Life Cycle Of Stars: From Dust To Destruction

The Life Cycle Of Stars: From Dust To Destruction

Learn all about stellar evolution from start to finish.

This tour is designed for people who would like to dive deep into astronomy and learn in detail the life cycle of stars from start to finish. The tour will consist of a 60 minute presentation where you will learn all about stellar evolution, followed by 60 minutes in our observatory to observe some of the different types of stars you have learned about. All of your questions can be answered by our Astronomers.

Suitable for adults and children over the age of 13.

  • Duration : 120 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $55.00

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Tame your Telescope

Tame your Telescope

Attention Telescope Owners! Do you have a telescope and don't know the first thing about it? Can't find the Moon let alone the Planets and other things? What's the point of this little telescope on top?

Let us train you and your telescope to become a
well-oiled Observing Machine.


At the Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory, our
Astronomers will teach you how to master your weapon of mass observation and
explore the cosmos.


What you will learn:


  •  What type of
    telescope and mount your own

  • How to set up your
    telescope - the right way.

  • Your scopes limitations
    (what you can and can't see)

  • How to find things - the
    Moon, the Planets and beyond

  • Eyepieces - What type
    and what magnification to use

  • Accessories to help you
    on your Cosmic journey

  • What if I want a bigger
    telescope? 

Join our experts and start your journey into the
Universe today.

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $60.00

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