Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Gingin
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
At Gingin Observatory visitors experience the wonders of space by viewing through telescopes, engaging with astronomers and...
At Gingin Observatory visitors experience the wonders of space by viewing through telescopes, engaging with astronomers and by interacting during a big screen presentation that highlights our Universe. The building is split into two areas. The space observatory (with a fully retractable roof) houses 5 large telescopes, including the largest in Australia for public access, and 6 pairs of high magnification binoculars. The other half of the building is a theatre room that also contains a reception and shop.In addition to these facilities, the new $1M science grade Zadko Telescope, committed to Gamma Ray Burst research, is situated next door to the observatory in its own dedicated dome. It is the largest telescope for public access in the Southern Hemisphere and is integrated into stargazing nights at Gingin Observatory. One hour away from bright city lights means dark night skies for wondrous views of stars, planets, galaxies and more. It’s fun for the whole family.