This amazing event in Perth attracts over 4,000 visitors. It’s free and family friendly.
Dozens of big telescopes on the oval show off some wonderful views of the Universe. Join in the fun, meet amateur astronomers, talk astronomy and enjoy a community of stargazing enthusiasts. There will be special guest speakers, science shows, children’s activities, radio astronomy, astrophotography and much more! You might bump into a Star Wars character or two. Maybe there will be some Star Trekkers cruising around as well!
Visit Us on the Astrofest Oval
Astrotourism WA is a project being coordinated by Stargazers Club WA. Carol Redford, Founder Astrotourism WA, will be out on the oval with the Stargazers Club WA team. Please drop by to have a chat. We’d love to see you there.
Astrotourism WA Award
Astrotourism WA is proud to sponsor the Best Astrotourism WA Nightscape Award at the 2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition. Entries have closed and we eagerly await the night to see who wins. See us on stage during the evening to present the coveted award.
Vote for Your Favourite Image
There’s always a People’s Choice Award at the Astrofest 2021 Astrophotography Exhibition. We’ll let you know when the voting lines are open so you can preview and vote for your favourite image.
This year’s Best Astrotourism WA Nightscape Award winner and runner up will win some great prizes.
Best Astrotourism WA Nightscape Award
Sponsored by the Shire of Mingenew
The winner will receive a trophy and 2 nights at Mingenew Spring Caravan Park (valid for 12 months & subject to availability at time of booking), one meal for 2 at the Mingenew Hotel (valid for 12 months), a behind-the-scenes visit to the satellite tracking facility at Yarragadee (valid for 12 months). Provided by the Shire of Mingenew in conjunction with Astrotourism WA. Total value $300.
Best Astrotourism WA Nightscape Award Runner Up
Sponsored by The Heights B&B Jurien Bay
The runner up will receive a trophy and Bed and Breakfast Accommodation at The Heights B&B, Jurien Bay for 2 nights including breakfast (valid for 12 months and subject to availability at time of booking). Provided by The Heights B&B in conjunction with Astrotourism WA. Total value: $280
Astrofest Event Page
Hop over to the Facebook Event page to keep up with the latest news.
Astronomy WA Website
Here you’ll find the running order, who’s speaking and what’s happening.
Download the flyer for the more event information.