Orionids Meteor Shower | 21st/22nd October

Orionids Meteor Shower | 21st/22nd October

This month, the Orionids meteor shower is sadly spoilt the Full Moon's glare, but under perfect, dark conditions, stargazers might expect up to 20 meteors per hour. The Orionids meteor shower is generated from Halley's Comet. As of December 2024, the comet will begin...

The Moon & Pollux | 24th October

The Moon & Pollux | 24th October

On this night, the Moon makes a close approach to bright orange-hued star Pollux. Together with the star Castor, this pair of twins are how the Gemini constellation gets its name. Keen stargazers will enjoy seeing Mars as well which sits off above and to the right of...

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Halloween Stargazing | 31st October

Will you be trick and treating this Halloween? If you are, you’re in for treats of a cosmic kind. After the sun sets at 6.40pm, keep an eye out for Mercury which will be visible briefly on the western horizon. It will appear below brighter Venus. The two planets are...

Scorpius | Spring

Scorpius | Spring

Sometimes, it’s quite difficult to make out the shape of constellations, but you should have some success with Scorpius.

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 '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...

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

Magellanic Clouds | Summer & Autumn

 Visiting and staying in country WA gives you an excellent opportunity to see the Magellanic Clouds, normally made invisible by bright city lights. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (often abbreviated to LMC and SMC) are galaxies near our own Milky Way Galaxy....

Noongar calendar six seasons: Kambarang

Noongar calendar six seasons: Kambarang

Western Australia’s Noongar Aboriginal people lived by six seasons. In October and November, it’s Kambarangn the season of birth. The second spring is marked by longer dry periods

New Moon

3 October

First Quarter

11 October

Full Moon

17 October
Rises 6:25pm (AWST)

Last Quarter

24 October