Saturn, Jupiter & the Moon | 11th May & every month until December

Saturn, Jupiter & the Moon | 11th May & every month until December

We're in for a real treat over a number of months with Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon. These three celestial objects will group together once a month for the rest of the year. There will be some spectacular views and it will be wonderful to see them meeting regularly....

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

A Blue Moon is the popular term for a second full Moon in a calendar month. Technically, in WA, we had our Blue Moon last month. In fact it was a Blue "Minimoon"! Everyone else in Australia celebrates a Blue Moon this month. Why the difference? The full Moon is...

Uranus at Opposition | 1st November

Uranus at Opposition | 1st November

If you have a telescope with a high magnification, it's worth trying to see if you can see the green/blue disc of Uranus. This month on the 1st, Uranus is at opposition. “Opposition” is a word that astronomers often use. A planet is said to be in “opposition” when it...

Andromeda Galaxy | 5th-18th November

Andromeda Galaxy | 5th-18th November

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...

Last Quarter

8 November

New Moon

15 November

First Quarter

22 November

Full Moon

30 November
Rises 7:05pm