It’s the Women’s World Hot Air Balloon Championships 2023! In celebration, a special stargazing event will feature the wonders of ancient Aboriginal Astronomy under the Northam night sky. The Boys Aboriginal Dance Troupe will perform. There will be bush tucker and storytelling. Afterwards, join experienced Astronomy Guides at the telescopes to see planets, the moon and more.

Visitors, including many international guests attending the Championships, will gaze in awe at the amazing Southern Hemisphere stars! Saturn will be the “star” of the show along with the Southern Cross and much more.

Asian Cuisine Food Truck will be available from 5:30pm to purchase food and beverages.


When: 6pm to 9pm, 6th September 2023

6:30pm | Cultural dance performance by The Boys Aboriginal Dance Troupe, Ballardong storytelling and bush tucker.

7:30pm | Stargazing through telescopes

Where: Bert Hawke Oval, Suburban Road, Northam

What to bring: BYO chairs, torches, warm clothes, fly net and insect repellent. If you have binoculars or your own telescope, bring them along. If you don’t that’s okay – there will be telescopes set up that you can share.

Bookings: Bookings are essential for this free event. Book your tickets here…

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Register for your free tickets on Eventbrite.

Northam Astrotourism Town

Where to Stay

Make a weekend of it and stay a few nights to explore the area!

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This event was made possible with funding from the Shire of Northam. It is part of the Astrotourism WA project that’s promoting Northam as a destination for stargazing and astrophotography.