2023 Total Solar Eclipse

2023 Total Solar Eclipse

Exmouth in Western Australia will be one of the best places to witness a solar eclipse on 20 April 2023. What is a solar eclipse and what is special about this 2023 astronomical event? First thing to understand is that there are two main types of solar eclipses –...

Solar Eclipse to Bring Astrotourism Boom to WA

Solar Eclipse to Bring Astrotourism Boom to WA

In April 2023, tens of thousands of eclipse chasers will descend on WA to see a Total Solar Eclipse. Exmouth will be the best place on the planet to witness this special astronomical event. The logistics and preparation for a crowd of up to perhaps 50,000 visitors...

Filming Begins on WA’s First Space Documentary

Filming Begins on WA’s First Space Documentary

Western Australia’s first space science documentary has been filming across the Wheatbelt, Mid West and Murchison. Funded by the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), the documentary will...

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...

Astrotourism News

Every month you’ll discover upcoming special events, what’s happening in Astrotourism Towns and tips for a stargazing adventure.