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...

Saturn & the Moon | 12th August

Saturn & the Moon | 12th August

The Moon and Saturn will be quite close together in the early evening sky during mid-August. The full Moon with bright Saturn underneath is sure to look great, wherever you observe from. And, just two days later, Saturn will reach opposition!  A point in it's orbit...

Perseids Meteor Shower | 12th/13th August

Perseids Meteor Shower | 12th/13th August

The further north you are in WA, the better it is for this meteor shower. This month, stargazers will be treated to a special display from the Perseids Meteor Shower. On a dark night, away from artificial light pollution, you might see up to 60 meteors (or “shooting...

Sagittarius and the Teapot | 19th August

Sagittarius and the Teapot | 19th August

Time for a cuppa! Can you see a “Teapot” in the night sky? Yes, there’s really a teapot up there! But we haven’t found the kitchen sink yet! The “Teapot” is what’s known as an asterism rather than a constellation. A constellation is an area of the sky that is...

First Quarter

5 August

Full Moon

12 August
Rises 6:01pm

Last Quarter

19 August

New Moon

27 August