What is a Hybrid Solar Eclipse?

What is a Hybrid Solar Eclipse?

On average, there are two to three solar eclipses every year. There are different types of solar eclipses – total, annular, partial or hybrid. During a solar eclipse, a shadow is cast by the Moon as it passes between the Sun and Earth. If you’re in the...

Iridium Satellite Flare

What is an Iridium Satellite Flare? Iridium satellites are small communications satellites that orbit Earth. The antennas on the satellites are made of very reflective aluminium and silver-coated Teflon plates. When these plates turn toward the Sun and catch the...
How to See the Total Lunar Eclipse

How to See the Total Lunar Eclipse

What a total lunar eclipse this will be! There’s good news and bad news….. The good news is that Mars will be very bright and will appear just above and to the left of the beautiful sight of the blood red Moon. Plus, the core of our Milky Way Galaxy will...
Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition

Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition

Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition Times The 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition is on tour in Western Australia. It will appear at various venues across regional WA and in Perth. If you didn’t manage to catch it at Astrofest in March, you can see it...
#DarkSkyWednesday

#DarkSkyWednesday

Light pollution is a growing problem around the world. Unnecessary bright light is being cast up into night skies and destroying views of one of our precious natural assets – our home galaxy, the Milky Way. #DarkSkyWednesday: saving the stars, one light bulb at...
Moora Speedway Mural Celebrations

Moora Speedway Mural Celebrations

An excited crowd of approximately 40 attended the celebration unveiling of the new Moora Speedway Clubroom Mural on Thursday, 1 February 2018. The artwork features the amazing Aboriginal constellation of the Emu in the Sky. Two local Yuat artists, Roberta Mippy and...
Total Lunar Eclipse Wrap Up

Total Lunar Eclipse Wrap Up

Stargazers Club WA @ Aggie’s Cottage, Dandaragan What a marvellous night for a Moon dance it was! With the lake in the background, balmy breeze, historic Aggie’s Cottage, BBQ sizzling, impromptu cricket on the lawn, friends catching up and a bit of...