Summer Milky Way Stargazing | 12th February

Summer Milky Way Stargazing | 12th February

Travel across the beautiful Lake Grace night sky with an amazing green laser pointer tour of the summer constellations. Take a closer look through telescopes to see the stars, beautiful nebula, far away galaxies and discover more with an out-of-this-world virtual...

Astrofest | 20th February

Astrofest | 20th February

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...

Noongar Enterprise to Spring from Astrotourism

Noongar Enterprise to Spring from Astrotourism

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt has recently funded an innovative project to build Yued Aboriginal enterprise through its Noongar Enterprise Development Support (NEDS). The initiative is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services...

2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Open for Entries

2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Open for Entries

The 2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition and Exhibition is open for entries! And now is a perfect time to be out and about taking images and getting ready to enter! The competition is open from 1st October 2020 to 4th December 2020. There are a variety of...

Stargazing WA Travel Tips 2020

Stargazing WA Travel Tips 2020

Country Western Australia is perfect for stargazing. Perth is the most isolated capital city on a continent and after you escape its bright city lights, you’ll find you can see so many more stars in the night sky. That’s because the darkness away from the skyglow of...

Best Stargazing in 2020

Best Stargazing in 2020

This year promises to be spectacular for stargazing in WA. The best stargazing in 2020 is only the switch of a light bulb away! We’ve done all the research, checked through this year’s astronomy almanac, considered rising and setting times, when the Moon is up and...

Astronomy Tag-Along-Tour | 20th – 26th February 2020

Astronomy Tag-Along-Tour | 20th – 26th February 2020

There will be stars all the way on award-winning tour operator, Global Gypsies’, new astronomy tag-along-tour! This tour is a first of its kind for Western Australia and will be the beginning of more stargazing and astronomy tourism offerings to come. February’s...

Town Light Audits Conducted by Regional Primary Schools

Town Light Audits Conducted by Regional Primary Schools

Congratulations Cervantes Primary School! Cervantes Primary School was the winner Best Astrotourism WA Light Audit by a Primary School. In April 2019, Astrotourism WA was joined by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Scitech and Aspire UWA...

Astrotourism to Build Better Regions and Grow Regional Economy

Astrotourism to Build Better Regions and Grow Regional Economy

The Shire of Lake Grace has received $36,000 from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund to boost astrotourism across six Local Governments. The Shire applied for the funding on behalf of six Local Governments across the Wheatbelt and...

Astrotourism WA Beginnings

Astrotourism WA Beginnings

My interest in astronomy and stargazing in WA began when I co-owned and operated the public observatory in the Shire of Gingin between 2007 and 2012. The interest grew and I founded Stargazers Club WA in 2013 to help beginners start a hobby in astronomy. Over the...

Astrotourism WA on ABC’s Landline

Astrotourism WA on ABC’s Landline

ABC’s Landline television show visited Western Australia in March 2019. The team filmed a story on the emerging Astrotourism industry coming out of the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions. The story is aired on ABC Television on Sunday, 14th July 2019.  View it online...

Visiting from South Korea for Stargazing in WA

Visiting from South Korea for Stargazing in WA

Jang is an amateur astronomer from South Korea and she contacted us for assistance when she travelled to Western Australia for a stargazing holiday. We were able to organise a hire telescope for Jang and her friends to take with them as they travelled through the Mid...

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