Narrogin is one of the larger towns in the southern Wheatbelt region but it’s easy to get away from the lights if you’re after a really dark night sky for a spot of stargazing and astronomy. The Narrogin Golf Club is only 6 kms from town and the Golf Club has kindly allowed visitors to set up in its car park area.
No camping is allowed, but it’s so conveniently close to town and in a dark area that makes it easy to use as an observing site. The parking area is bituminised and is wide open to see the whole sky. Setting up here for a night is comfortable and quiet as it’s off the main road. You might see a friendly kangaroo at the Club!
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Facilities: Public facilities are not open for the general public to use at night. However, it’s very close to overnight accommodation in town.
Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.
Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.79 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 11:50pm on 9th October 2020. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?
Looking for Other Observing Sites?
If you have a telescope, there is an additional place in Narrogin to try out.
Thomas Hogg Oval
If you feel like staying closer to town, Thomas Hogg Oval, is a great alternative for some stargazing. It’s on the edge of town and, although not as dark as the Narrogin Golf Club, it’s a great place for some casual stargazing.
Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.44 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 11:13pm on 9th October 2020. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?
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