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,...

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...

Visiting from South Korea for Stargazing in WA

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...

First Councils Adopt Lighting Management Policy

First Councils Adopt Lighting Management Policy

The Shire of Carnamah and the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu are the first Councils in Western Australia to adopt a new Lighting Management Policy as they develop an Astrotourism sector to diversify regional economies, grow tourism and create jobs. The Policy outlines good...

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...

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