Happy New Year Stargazing | 1st January

Happy New Year Stargazing | 1st January

If you happen to be getting home between 4am and 5am in the morning, check out Mars, the Moon and Antares! We miss seeing Mars go behind the Moon like the Eastern States will see, but it will be pretty spectacular to see Mars so close to the Moon. When to look: From...

Geminids Meteor Shower | 13-14th December

Geminids Meteor Shower | 13-14th December

This month, stargazers will be treated to a special display from the Geminids Meteor Shower. On a dark night, away from artificial light pollution, you might see up to 120 meteors (or “shooting stars”) an hour! The Geminids meteor shower is generated from asteroid...

Micromoon | 19th November & 19th December

Micromoon | 19th November & 19th December

You’ve probably heard about “Supermoons”, a phenomenon where the moon appears larger than normal, but how about a “Micromoon”? The Moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly oval shaped or elliptical. So, every month there’s a time when the Moon is at its closest distance...

Summer Solstice | 22nd December

Summer Solstice | 22nd December

What happens during solstice? The summer solstice traditionally marks the middle of summer, but in some calendars it is seen as the beginning of summer. The summer solstice marks several astronomical phenomena too! During the summer solstice, the Sun will rise and set...

Christmas Stargazing | 24th December

Christmas Stargazing | 24th December

If Christmas preparations are a busy time for you, stargazing gives you time to take a breath and relax. So, head outside on Christmas Eve to do a bit of star watching. Looking at the night sky is awe-inspiring and yet peaceful and calming at the same time. It’s bound...

Christmas Holiday Stargazing | 29th December

Christmas Holiday Stargazing | 29th December

If you're making the most of the Christmas break, spare a second to look out into the Universe. Those with a telescope will be treated to a great view of Venus and Mercury together in the early evening sky! The planets will be so close together, that some telescopes...

Andromeda Galaxy | October – December

Andromeda Galaxy | October – December

Andromeda is in our galactic neighbourhood of local galaxies. It’s 2.5 million light years away and they say it is the most distant object visible to the human eye! With the weather warming up, now is a great time to get out under a dark sky and explore your Universe....

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

 Travelling in country WA gives you an excellent opportunity to see something not normally visible under bright city lights. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (sometimes abbreviated to LMC and SMC!) are galaxies outside of our own Milky Way Galaxy. From Earth,...

New Moon

4 December

First Quarter

11 December

Full Moon

19 December
Rises 7:39pm

Last Quarter

27 December