Wagin’s Giant Ram, “Bart”, is a tourist attraction in his own right. Did you know he also makes an interesting feature under the stars!?

Bart is usually gently illuminated by lights from nearby buildings which helps bring him to light under a starlit background. Sometimes Bart is illuminated by a much brighter spotlight. If you want to photograph Bart under the stars, please call into the Shire of Wagin office to ask if the spotlight can be turned off for the night. They are happy to do this and it will give you a much better chance to take a great image.

The views are to the south and south east so it’s possible to capture some of the Milky Way in astrophotography featuring Bart.

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Facilities: Toilets.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.

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There are many more beautiful and interesting locations for astrophotographers in and around Wagin.

St George’s Anglican Church

This a beautiful old church in Tudhoe Street, Wagin and it makes a good target for astrophotographers. Ambient street light allows the colour of the beautiful stonework to be illuminated while capturing stars behind.

Norring Lake

While staying in Wagin, take a drive out to visit Norring Lake one night. It’s 19kms south of Wagin and is a popular destination for water skiers during the day. At night there are dozens of different compositions available for astrophotographers. Smooth rocks dot the shoreline in some places. Dead trees are along the shore in other places. The views from the camping area (that has shelters and toilets) are to the south and south east.

Stargazing & Tourism Information

Observing Site

The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.

Astrotourism Town

How are WA communities protecting dark night skies for your world-class stargazing experiences?

Visitor Centre

For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.

Astrophotography Help

Beautiful images of WA’s night sky and landscape can be easily achieved with DSLR, mirrorless and even smart phone cameras!

Stargazing

Discover what’s up in Western Australia’s night sky while you’re visiting. Easy guides to help you find out what to see and when.

Weather

Stargazing and astrophotography is an all year round activity in Western Australia. Here are some seasonal hints and tips for you.