An astronomy club for beginners

Hi, I’m “Galaxy Girl”!

My real name is actually “Carol Redford”! My passion is stargazing and I’m the Head Stargazer at Stargazers Club WA!

carol-redford-stargazers-clubI’m an accidental stargazer! I owned and operated Gingin Observatory for 5 years until 2012 and a love of stargazing and astronomy has never left me. I found I couldn’t keep away from the beautiful night sky!

I began Stargazers Club WA in 2013 so I could help inspire more people to encounter the wonders of our Universe and the beauty of our night sky!

You can take the girl out of the Universe but you can’t take the Universe out of the girl!

About Stargazers Club WA

Stargazers Club WA is all about stargazing and astronomy for beginners. It’s a wonderful hobby to have. Throughout the year, we run regular events to help you discover astronomy, learn more about telescopes and find out what to see in the Western Australian night sky.

Being a member of Stargazers Club WA is lots of fun. It makes astronomy easy! Gold and Platinum Membership includes free events, lots of handy hints and tips. Plus you can meet others who share the same passion you do.

Western Australia’s Night Sky

WA is blessed with some of the darkest night skies in the world. Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world which means you don’t have to travel very far from the bright city lights to see beautiful night skies full of stars. And because we’re in Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, we see the best part of the Milky Way Galaxy!

This makes stargazing in Western Australia such a wonderful thing to do! We are the envy of the world.

Act Belong Commit

Stargazers Club WA is a proud community partner with Act-Belong-Commit. Stargazing is a wonderful mental health activity. It’s great for the soul, inspires the mind and is so much fun with friends and family. So, turn out the lights and check out the stars!

Professional Memberships

“Galaxy Girl” is a member of the following groups and organisations:

 act-belong-commit Act-Belong-Commit, Community Partner
 astronomy-wa Astronomy WA, Chair
 astronomical-group-of-wa Astronomical Group of WA, Member
 astronomical-society-of-australia Astronomical Society of Australia, Associate Member
 astronomical-society-of-wa Astronomical Society of WA, Member
 australian-science-communicators Australian Science Communicators, Member
 heartlands-wa Heartlands WA, Member
 fireballs-in-the-sky Fireballs in the Sky, Citizen Scientist
 international-dark-sky-association International Dark-Sky Association, Member
 mars-society-australia-logo Mars Society WA, Member

Junior Astronomers

At Stargazers Club WA, we promote safe environments for children that minimise risk. Carol Redford (aka “Galaxy Girl”) and all staff at Stargazers Club WA hold current Working With Children Checks.