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GDC Observatory - Gingin

1098 Military Road, Gingin, Western Australia 6503, Australia
+61 8 9575 7577
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We got so much out of this.

We visited the gravity discovery centre on a daytime trip last year and saw that there was the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Zorak1957
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing educational tour

Me and my husband tagged along with my son's scouting group in this excursion. The tour was very... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
heidi_james
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Perth, Australia
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From the Gravity Discovery Centre Observatory, we can take you light years beyond our home world to observe some of the most awe inspiring celestial objects with out leaving the safety of our planet. With our four, state of the art telescopes and the biggest optical telescope in WA for public use, your journey into the universe stars here.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1098 Military Road, Gingin, Western Australia 6503, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the gravity discovery centre on a daytime trip last year and saw that there was the opportunity to do a bit of star gazing live. Taking advantage of the new moon we booked our nighttime tickets. What a magical experience. There was a...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Me and my husband tagged along with my son's scouting group in this excursion. The tour was very informative and it was amazing to see some of the planets and the stars through the telescope

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

What a great night we had viewing the stars and planets. Saturn was absolutely breath taking. We were also able to view the milkyway. Mike the volunteer was brilliant he gave us some great info and showed us many plants and star forming a in...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

As a family of four we bought tickets to a night of lunar investigation. The talk although long was interesting, the viewing through the telescopes was outstanding ( bring a warm jacket!) and the after viewing was great. Because it was cloudy we were given...More

2  Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the GDC as a spur of the moment thing and we are so glad we did. What an amazing place. The price of the event included entry to the science museum, where there is plenty of hands on things to...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

WOW.... what a fantastic experience. Thank you so much Richard and Hayden for your time and expertise. To see and be able to take photos of the moon through your telescopes was great.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

See the universe with your own eyes, no trickery, special effects or anything to take away from the true splendor and magic.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I visited here for the Super Moon and WOW WOW WOW. We went up the Gravity Tower to watch the moon set and the sun rise. What an experience. I then had dinner in the cafe. Excellent service, very polite and well presented staff, and...More

Thank Lynnie C
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

What an incredible experience - the centre is amazing, the night sky memorising, the knowledge you gain fascinating. It was fun, relaxed and I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

2  Thank Bethany P
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The team lead by Rick were incredibly easy to talk to and answered all our questions about the celestial bodies, particularly on how they were formed, explaining the science and reasoning behind as well. There were several viewing telescopes available all pointing to different parts...More

1  Thank David C
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glenice f
5 January 2018|
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The GDC Observatory is running public viewing nights every Friday and Saturday nights through out January. Also on the 31st January there will be a blue moon, lunar eclipse and we will be at Yokine Reserve for a free public... More
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