Bindoon, in the beautiful Shire of Chittering, joined the Astrotourism WA network in July 2019 and is looking forward to sharing the starry views and space history of this lovely destination.
Muchea, also in the Shire of Chittering, is a significant location when it comes to space travel. It was home to the Muchea Tracking Station which communicated with astronauts in their orbits around Earth in the early 1960’s.
Most famous is the voice recording of Astronaut John Glenn talking to the Muchea Station as he passed over Perth and Rockingham for the first time. It’s when Perth became known as the “City of Light”! Visit John Glenn Park in Muchea to see the story boards. The launch of the Friendship 7 capsule that carried John Glenn around Earth happened on 20th February 1962.
Night Sky Stargazing Experiences
If you’re looking for a country stargazing experience and want to leave the car at home, hop on board with:
Stargazing & Tourism Information
The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.
Astrophotography Hot Spot
Bring your camera to take stunning images of the starry night sky over this special landscape.
For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.