Meet the
Stargazing WA Team

Our Team

We have a wonderful team of astronomy guides, astrophotographers and special guests who help us out at events.

They all have interesting backgrounds and a wide range of experiences.
They’re ready to meet you soon and help you start an astronomical adventure!

Carol Redford - Founder Stargazers Club WA



Hi there!

I love helping beginners get into what I think is the best hobby in the world! Maybe even the Universe!

I was a beginner once and know how confusing it can be to start using a telescope or learn about astrophotography.

Not anymore! What I enjoy most is seeing people take big steps to understand astronomy.


Mark Davies - Astronomy Educator - Earthside Astronomy


Astronomy Educator

Great to meet you!

I’ve been working in the astronomy field since 2012. I started out as a volunteer star-viewing tour guide at Perth Observatory and an Astronomy Guide in Gingin.

I really enjoy seeing someone finally learn how to use their telescope and have a whole new world of astronomy open up.


Riley Johnston

Astronomy Educator


I’m an experienced astronomy guide who has been taking people on tours of the universe for many years now! I’m incredibly passionate about the night sky and am currently completing a Bachelors Degree in science, maths and education.

Freelance Astronomy Guide

Mike Whait - Freelance Astronomy Guide


Freelance Astronomy Guide


There’s nothing better to me than sharing my passion for the night sky with others.

I’ve worked at the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory as an Astronomy Guide for several years and have always had a keen interest in astronomy and astrophotography.

Freelance Astronomy Guide




I am a software engineer by day and an astrophotographer and amateur astronomy researcher by night.

Spending time with beginner astrophotographers under dark skies to help them learn and enjoy the interest is always something I look forward to.

It’s great to get out in our wonderful country areas, enjoying the dark skies and landscape.


Roger Groom - Astrophotographer - Astro Photography Australia

What events do we hold?

How Do I Start?

The best way to learn and get the most out of your Stargazing is to join our Club. There are different memberships to suit beginners at every stage of the journey.

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