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...

Wagin Community Stargazing Evening | 16th January

Wagin Community Stargazing Evening | 16th January

Discover why Wagin is a great place for stargazing, find out about Astrotourism and learn how to use telescopes.  Be amazed at a laser guided tour of the night sky and look through telescopes to see the stars, nebula, the Magellanic Clouds and more! Details When: From...

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...

Star Light, Star Bright | 28th February

Star Light, Star Bright | 28th February

Find out about Astrotourism, what it means for the Shire of West Arthur and discover why Darkan is a great place for stargazing. After an introductory talk, head out to the telescopes for a laser guided tour of the night sky and see the Moon, Venus, Orion Nebula,...

Postponed due to weather – Coorow Stargazing Night | 20th March

Postponed due to weather – Coorow Stargazing Night | 20th March

Please note that due to persistent cloudy weather, this stargazing event has been postponed. We will definitely be rescheduling in the near future. Keep an eye out for the new date coming and we'll see you out under the stars soon. The magic of the night sky and...

Postponed – Set For Stargazing | 4th April

Postponed – Set For Stargazing | 4th April

Please note that this event has been postponed. We're playing our part to minimise social gatherings that might spread the Coronavirus. The event will be rescheduled for later this year. Keep an eye out for the new date and we'll see you out under the stars soon....

Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Astrotourism WA Award

Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Astrotourism WA Award

Get your entries in for the 2020 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition! Whether you’re a new, beginner or advanced astrophotographer, all Western Australians are eligible to enter. There are a variety of Awards and Categories to enter. For the first time this year,...

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...

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