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...

First Councils Adopt Lighting Management Policy

First Councils Adopt Lighting Management Policy

The Shire of Carnamah and the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu are the first Councils in Western Australia to adopt a new Lighting Management Policy as they develop an Astrotourism sector to diversify regional economies, grow tourism and create jobs. The Policy outlines good...

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