Pilbara and Southern Wheatbelt Aim for the Stars

Pilbara and Southern Wheatbelt Aim for the Stars

Stunning locations across the Pilbara and the Southern Wheatbelt are set to be become iconic destinations for stargazing and astronomy. Over the past two years, Carol Redford from Astrotourism WA has been working with 15 innovative Local Governments to establish a...
2023 Total Solar Eclipse

2023 Total Solar Eclipse

2023 Total Solar Eclipse Exmouth in Western Australia will be one of the best places to witness a solar eclipse on 20 April 2023. What is a solar eclipse and what is special about this 2023 astronomical event? First thing to understand is that there are two main types...
Solar Eclipse to Bring Astrotourism Boom to WA

Solar Eclipse to Bring Astrotourism Boom to WA

In April 2023, tens of thousands of eclipse chasers will descend on WA to see a Total Solar Eclipse. Exmouth will be the best place on the planet to witness this special astronomical event. The logistics and preparation for a crowd of up to perhaps 50,000 visitors...
Filming Begins on WA’s First Space Documentary

Filming Begins on WA’s First Space Documentary

Western Australia’s first space science documentary has been filming across the Wheatbelt, Mid West and Murchison. Funded by the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), the documentary will...
2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Open for Entries

2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Open for Entries

The 2021 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition and Exhibition is open for entries! And now is a perfect time to be out and about taking images and getting ready to enter! The competition is open from 1st October 2020 to 4th December 2020. There are a variety of...
Best Stargazing in 2020

Best Stargazing in 2020

This year promises to be spectacular for stargazing in WA. The best stargazing in 2020 is only the switch of a light bulb away! We’ve done all the research, checked through this year’s astronomy almanac, considered rising and setting times, when the Moon is up and...