Carnamah Night Sky Wonders | 25th June 2022

Carnamah Night Sky Wonders | 25th June 2022

This special event launches the amazing Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition exhibition, showcasing images from WA’s best astrophotographers. Join us at The Exchange for refreshments as you take in the incredible nightscapes and hear why Carnamah’s world-class dark...

Winter Solstice | 21st June

Winter Solstice | 21st June

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

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Milky Way Galaxy | April to October

Astrophotographers often refer to this time of the year, from mid autumn to mid spring, as the “Milky Way Season”! That’s because, during this time of year, we look towards the centre or core of our Milky Way Galaxy. It’s dense with stars and stretches across the dark...

Mercury & Aldebaran | 22nd June

Mercury & Aldebaran | 22nd June

In the early hours of the 22nd of June, very low to the eastern horizon, the bright star of Aldebaran can be seen very nearby to Mercury. The pair are in a conjunction and will be so close together that they would appear as a pair of headlights in the morning sky. ...

Moon and the Beehive Cluster | 4th June

Moon and the Beehive Cluster | 4th June

The 4th of June is a great night for binocular astronomy. Just after sunset, the crescent Moon can be seen in the North Western sky. A little to the west of the Moon, and a bit higher in the sky, the Beehive Cluster can "bee" seen through a pair of binoculars. On a...

Emu in the Sky | June

Emu in the Sky | June

Aboriginal people were the world’s first astronomers. Tens of thousands of years of culture and heritage are reflected in WA’s night sky. The Emu in the Sky is a well-known Aboriginal Astronomical constellation that’s outlined by dark areas of the night sky, not the...

Supermoon | June and July

Supermoon | June and July

Throughout 2022 we are set to receive two Supermoons in a row. 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 to Earth (at perigee) and another time when it is at its...

First Quarter

7 June

Full Moon

15 June
Rises 6.02pm

Last Quarter

21 June

New Moon

29 June