What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, suitable shoes as there are some small ladders to climb for viewing through our telescopes and bring a warm jacket as it can get cool in the evenings especially in winter.
Is stargazing suitable for young children?
Looking through a telescope is a great opportunity for learning and inspiration. The Space Place Observatory welcomes children of all ages. For children 5 years and under we recommend a night when the Moon is available to see. The Moon is a big, bright object that is easy for young visitors to see. Stargazing is usually held in the first half of the evening (weather permitting), so if children fall asleep after this, at least they have had the chance to look through our telescopes. Entry charges apply for children aged 6 to 16 years. There is no charge for children 5 years and under.
All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Do I receive tickets?
No tickets are issued.
Your name is registered on the date of your event so that we know to expect you. On-line bookings receive a confirmation of registration email.
Please print and bring along a copy of this email to redeem your booking.
Do you sell hot food ?
Regretfully no we do not sell hot food we do suggest to look at other alternatives around both Julimar and Toodyay before you arrive. We do sell packets of chips , cold drinks , lollies and Ice Creams . Alternatively why not bring your dinner along or picnic with you and sit and relax before the event begins.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. Allow yourself an appropriate amount of time to arrive at The Space Place Observatory.
If you would like to arrive earlier after 4 pm and have a picnic and walk through our (6 acres) "Cartref Park Country Gardens" which is quite tranquil and peaceful before the evening's event. The gardens are located inside the property when you drive in.
What if the gate is closed when we arrive or there is a Cancellation?
On very rare occasions an event may be cancelled due to total cloud cover or extreme bad weather, fire or emergency. If we need to cancel an event we will always make contact accordingly by phone or email and we will do our best to re-book you for another event.