Venus & the Moon | 5th September

Venus & the Moon | 5th September

After sunset on 5th September, there's quite a sight in the west. Bright Venus will make a pretty view sitting right next to the crescent Moon.  Use the above image as a guide. Astronomical images provided by SkySafari, a Simulation Curriculum Company, All rights...

Lunar Occultation – Antares | 10th September

Lunar Occultation – Antares | 10th September

Anatres is a super giant red star and the 15th brightest star we see in the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere. On this night, the Moon will pass in front of Antares and the view should be spectacular, especially when the action starts. The star will begin to be...

Saturn at its Best | 17th September

Saturn at its Best | 17th September

This is the month to view Saturn! On the 8th September, Saturn is at what is called "opposition" and means its closest to Earth for the year. If you head out under the stars at around 7:30pm on 17th September, you'll catch a glimpse of Saturn above the Moon in the...

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....

New Moon

3 September

First Quarter

11 September

Full Moon

18 September
Rises 6:28pm (AWST)

Last Quarter

25 September