Aboriginal Astronomy Night
A night of discovery uncovering the stories of the night sky and the creation of earth by the ancestor spirits.
The Aboriginals believed that the entire world was made by their Ancestors way back in the very beginning of time, the Dreamtime. Gather the family for this unique experience where you will hear the stories of how earth was created by Dr Noel Nannup and other Nannup family members.
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.
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- 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).
Child Friendly Dining
GDC Cafe: Dinner available from 30 minutes prior to night session commences. Bookings are preferred but not essential.
- Opening Hours: Centre open Tuesday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – 10am to 7.30pm. Observatory 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
- Adult Zone: Spectators are welcome to relax with a coffee and a snack from their café.
- Car Parking: There is a car park and ample off street parking available.
Guidelines, Cancellation, Terms
The tour includes a 30 minute presentation, a laser tour to showcase constellations, followed by stargazing.
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 (freereturn).