2023 Hybrid (Annular-Total) Solar Eclipse

2023 Hybrid (Annular-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 –...

Lake Grace Astrophotography Workshop & Exhibition | 1st May

Lake Grace Astrophotography Workshop & Exhibition | 1st May

Astrophotography is taking off in Lake Grace! The starry sky and stark landscape create the perfect conditions for stunning nightscape astrophotography. Be inspired by WA’s Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition and join a special Lake Grace Astrophotography Workshop....

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...

Rise of the Blood Moon in Three Springs | 26 May 2021

Rise of the Blood Moon in Three Springs | 26 May 2021

Watch the Moon turn a blood red in the hours after sunset and marvel at the wonders of the autumn night skies. Join a laser guided tour of the sky, enjoy telescopic views of the eclipse and learn why the Moon is turning red. There will be 5 Future Astronomer prize...

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...

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