Mars and Neptune Close Encounter

Mars and Neptune Close Encounter

When to look: After 8pm, Friday 7 December 2018. North west. A close approach between Mars and Neptune, provides a great chance for telescopes to locate Neptune easily as you can’t see it with the naked eye. Even though it will look like a very small, pale blue...

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Set yourself a challenge to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen this month! When to look: From 9pm in early December 2018  and before the first quarter Moon on the 15th. North east. The early evening night sky in the first weeks of December are without too much moonlight. It’s...

Geminids Meteor Shower

Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids Meteor Shower is one of the best to see. Find a dark sky away from artificial light pollution and see up to 120 meteors (or "shooting stars") an hour. When to look: After midnight (when the Moon has set), Friday 14 December 2018. North east and about 45...

Sky Quality Meter Reading

Sky Quality Meter Reading

A Sky Quality Meter device measures the brightness of the night sky.  Western Australia has some of the darkest night skies in the world and we've been out and about measuring just how dark they are! The Sky Quality Meter is sensitive to visual light and measures the...

Stargazing in Western Australia

Stargazing in Western Australia

Western Australia is home to some of the darkest night skies in the world and is the envy of stargazers in many other parts of the world including Europe, America and Asia. It makes stargazing in Western Australia out of this world! In some brightly lit...

Travel News

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