The Brockman Centre has a wonderful vibe about it. It’s only 4kms south of Bindoon and is home to a number of community groups including the local Men’s Shed, Bindoon & Districts Historical Society and more.
You’re welcome to drop in with your telescopes for a night of stargazing too. There’s quite a bit of traffic on adjacent Great Northern Highway. However, it’s easy to get away from this at the rear of the Brockman Centre area where there is a wide-open space to set telescopes and use the buildings to block the light coming from the Highway.
It also makes a terrific astrophotography hot spot. The stone Chittering Road Board building is a great target with the setting Milky Way in the background.
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Facilities: Toilets and shelter.
Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good
Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.37 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded on 2 October 2019 at 9:14pm. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?
If you find yourself in Lower Chittering there are a couple of other places you might like to try for stargazing.
Peace Be Still
Book an overnight stay in the picturesque Chittering Valley and you’ll have all night to use telescopes for stargazing. There are numerous walk trails through the Peace Be Still farm to explore during the daytime too.
Lower Chittering Hall
The Lower Chittering Hall offers a range of amenities for observers. There’s a BBQ, toilets and shelter areas. The perfect place to set up telescopes is on the old tennis courts at the rear of the complex. You’ll notice that the outdoor lighting is control by sensors but once you’ve started stargazing and stopped moving around the buildings, these lights will remain off to give you a beautiful dark night sky.
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Astrophotography Hot Spot
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