Ballardong Stargazing Under the Milky Way|31st August 2021

Ballardong Stargazing Under the Milky Way|31st August 2021

Discover the "Morning Star" dance on Ballardong Country with Northam Nyoongar Ballardong storyteller, Daniel Garlett and the Dadajaal Dance Company. Hear Aboriginal cultural stories of the night sky followed by a "Beginner's Guide to Astronomy" and a closer look...

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...

Mercury & Mars | 17th-21st August

Mercury & Mars | 17th-21st August

The two tiniest planets in the Solar System are having an encounter throughout August. From the 17th to the 21st, these planets will be very close together, appearing as twin bright stars even to the naked eye. Mercury is usually a tough target to locate, but with...

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...

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...

New Moon

8 August

First Quarter

15 August

Full Moon

22 August
Rises 5:39pm

Last Quarter

30 August