The Macpherson Homestead is a perfect location for casual observing. Whether you bring telescopes, binoculars or just your eyes to gaze at the night sky.

The restored building is only 2kms from town, so there are some street lights visible. However, the trees and building can be used as a small barrier to block the light. Occasionally, the football oval lights are on but they get turned off in the early evening after training finishes.

We’re hoping to make this the home of a new local astronomy group in the future!

Tag @AstrotourismWA and tell us what you see!

Facilities: Toilets are available and the homestead’s verandah offers shelter if needed. The house itself is open by appointment so you may like to organise this with the local visitor centre which is located at the North Midlands Project building, “The Exchange”.

Mobile coverage: Good reception.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.66 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 10.33pm on 5 October 2018. What does the reading mean?

 

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