Moon Visits Gas Giants | 10th October

Moon Visits Gas Giants | 10th October

After 8pm on the 10th of October, a line of bright objects can be seen. Starting from the east north east, a full Moon rises. Further westward is the planet Jupiter, visible as a bright star. Even further to the west, Saturn can be seen, as a fainter star than...

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Will you be trick and treating this Halloween? If you are, you’re in for a treat of a cosmic kind! From 7.30pm onwards, an incredible alignment occurs overhead! Starting low in the west, the great red star Antares can be seen with the bright star Nunki above it....

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....

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...

Astrofest | 29th October

Astrofest | 29th October

This amazing event in Perth attracts over 4,000 visitors. It’s free and family friendly. Dozens of big telescopes on the oval show off some wonderful views of the Universe. Join in the fun, meet amateur astronomers, talk astronomy and enjoy a community of stargazing...

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius, more commonly referred to as Scorpio, is a large constellation that actually looks like its namesake! Sometimes it’s quite difficult to make out the shape of constellations, but you should have some success with Scorpius! It is visible all through spring...

First Quarter

3 October

Full Moon

10 October
Rises 6:53pm

Last Quarter

29 October

New Moon

25 October