Lights in the Sky: Mingenew Stargazing Night | 10 April 2021

Lights in the Sky: Mingenew Stargazing Night | 10 April 2021

Stargazing season is blasting off! Join us for a guided laser tour of the night sky and enjoy stunning views of expansive nebulae and sparkling clusters of stars. Learn all about the rich lore of the constellations and try out our new astrophotography pad and Giant...

Mars & Betelgeuse | 17th April

Mars & Betelgeuse | 17th April

The Moon will be making a close pass by Mars this month. Visible just after sunset in the north western sky, Mars and our Moon are positioned very close together from our perspective. Directly above the two, the red supergiant star Betelgeuse looms, an excellent star...

Galilean Moons | 17th April

Galilean Moons | 17th April

Regardless of how many times you’ve seen it, the view of Jupiter through a telescope is always a breathtaking one. From the distinctive banded atmosphere, the great red spot and the four Galilean moons, Jupiter is constantly changing and providing a different view...

Lyrids Meteor Shower | 22nd-23rd April

Lyrids Meteor Shower | 22nd-23rd April

This month we are forecast for the return of the Lyrids meteor shower. The shower gets its name from the apparent origin of the meteors, in this case, the constellation of Lyra. Lyra is under the horizon for most of the night, and low to the horizon for the remainder....

Southern Cross | April

Southern Cross | April

April is a great time to start viewing the famous Australian constellation of the Southern Cross. You can track it over mid-autumn and winter evenings. When to look: 7.30pm, from April Which direction to look: South east When you head outside to stargaze, what you...

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Astrophotographers often refer to this time of the year, from mid autumn to mid spring, as the “Milky Way Season”! That’s because, during this time of year, we look towards the centre or core of our Milky Way Galaxy. It’s dense with stars and stretches across the dark...

Supermoon | March to June

Supermoon | March to June

Throughout 2021 we are set to receive four Supermoons in a row. The Moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly oval shaped or elliptical. So, every month there’s a time when the Moon is at its closest distance to Earth (at perigee) and another time when it is at its...

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Travelling in country WA gives you an excellent opportunity to see something not normally visible under bright city lights. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (sometimes abbreviated to LMC and SMC!) are galaxies outside of our own Milky Way Galaxy. From Earth, they...

Carnamah Night Skies | 17 April 2021

Carnamah Night Skies | 17 April 2021

Enjoy the beautiful night skies that Carnamah has to offer. Explore the Southern Night Sky through telescopes and view the wonders of the Universe! Join our guides for a laser guided tour of the constellations and learn the stories behind them. There's going to be...

Last Quarter

4 April

New Moon

12 April

First Quarter

20 April

Full Moon

27 April
Rises 6:01pm