Astronomy & Telescope Practical Night

Are you ready to take your Stargazing
to the next level?

Stargazers Club WA is a wonderful community where learning about all things astronomy and stargazing is just plain fun!

Our Astronomy & Telescope Practical Nights are a great way to learn more about astronomy, learn how to use your own telescope, fix any issues you have with a telescope and catch up with friends you’ve made along your astronomical journey.

Non Members are welcome and Members are welcome to buy tickets for guests. It’s a great time for friends and family to share your telescope and enjoy a night out under the stars. They’ll get to experience your hobby and find out why you love it so much!

What Happens at an Astronomy & Telescope Practical Night?

When & Where

Astronomy & Telescope Practical Nights are held a few times a year. It’s a chance to learn a bit about what's up in the night sky to see with telescopes and to learn more about your telescope. It's also a great chance for beginners to start learning about a new telescope.

These nights are held outside on the oval at Carine Open Space. We find a spot that's a bit darker than our usual BYO Telescope Class location. This is so we can find more things in the night sky to look at through telescopes.

If the weather turns against us, we move into the Carine Hall to enjoy an alternative presentation on astronomy and telescopes.

Friendly & Social

These nights are very relaxed and casual. Members set up their telescopes to check out what’s up in the night sky. It leads to great discussions under the Milky Way! Beginners with newly acquired telescopes are welcome. This is a very hands-on and practical night to help get started. with a telescope.

Guest Speakers

Sometimes we might meet up with one of WA's amateur astronomy clubs to share a night under the stars. Or hear from a special guest speaker or about something wonderful happening in the WA space science scene!

Astronomy WA Astrofest

One of our Astronomy & Telescope Practical Nights is to attend the Astronomy WA Astrofest where you can set up your telescope to share with visitors to this wonderful event. If you’ve never been to an Astrofest, make sure you come to the next one. It’s a blast!

When’s the next Club Stargazing Night?

Club Stargazing Nights
frequently asked questions

We like to hold Club Stargazing Nights at locations where other astronomical societies and groups meet. In the past we’ve visited the Astronomical Society of WA (ASWA) at their Whiteman Park observing site. We’ve also been out to lower Chittering to visit the Astronomical Group of WA (AGWA).

These nights are members only. You can sign up as a free Bronze Member in order to buy tickets to Club Stargazing Nights. Members are welcome to purchase tickets for friends and family and join in the fun. Non-members are welcome at all other Stargazers Club WA events.

Yes! Members without telescopes are very welcome to join Club Stargazing Nights. It’s a great way to learn more about telescopes in general and discover what type would be suitable for you, if you’re thinking of buying one. Plus, you get to see a number of different types of telescopes in action with their owners and talk to experts about telescopes and what would be best for you.

Yes! Club Stargazing Nights are the best nights for members to bring friends and family of all ages. These are family friendly events.

You never know who you’ll meet at our Club Stargazing Nights. It could be anyone from our stargazing team.

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