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

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 scheduled to air on ABC Television on Sunday, 14th July 2019.  How...

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...

Under the Stars in Moora

Start the school holidays under the stars! See the Great Orion Nebula, Southern Cross and Moon through telescopes. Discover why WA is a world-class tourism destination for stargazing and astronomy. Moora is on the Astrotourism WA map! Details When: Saturday, 13th...

Happy New Year Stargazing | 1st January

What will you see on the way home from your New Year’s Eve party? There’s a stargazing treat in store for anyone who has stayed up until the small hours of the morning on New Year’s Day! The Moon, Venus and Jupiter will be a bright trio appearing together in a...

Iridium Flare

Wongan Hills has the opportunity to see an Iridium Satellite Flare tonight! Take note of where the flare will happen. It's marked by the circle in the image above. It will flare above the "Saucepan"! When to look: 8.00pm, Monday 7 January 2019. Make sure you’re...

Travel News

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