Happy New Year Stargazing | 1st January

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

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...

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...

Explore the Night Sky | 2nd November

Explore the Night Sky | 2nd November

The Reynoldson Reserve Wildflower Festival is from 1-3 November 2019. It’s a celebration about the stunning wildflowers across the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu and especially the Verticordia that blooms at this time of year at Reynoldson Reserve. As part of the festival,...

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