There were 27 events across 4 regions, delivered by 55 stargazing legends! Approximately 3,000 visitors were entertained and inspired by the Eclipse Discovery Tour.

The Astrotourism WA team are “super-solar” proud to have spread the Dark Sky Tourism word to all corners of the globe. Here are our top 7 favourite stories in media coverage of Eclipse2023:


1. The Geraldton Guardian/West Australian

The Geraldton Guardian/West Australian had the best headline - Once-in-a-lifetime: Visitors come for the eclipse but stay for the stars

2. Channel 9 News

Making WA the stargazing capital of the world!

3. Channel 10 News

Can Perth become known as the City of Starlight? (watch from 12 minutes, 20 seconds)

4. Channel 7 Sunrise

WA Dark Sky Tourism in the global spotlight!

5. ABC Australia Wide

Western Australia could be the premier star gazing spot in the world, but is it ready for that?

6. American Sky and Telescope Magazine

American Sky and Telescope Magazine featured a link to WA's Astrotourism Towns to help visitors plan holidays while coming to see the eclipse

7. But Wait, There's More!

It doesn't stop here! Watch out for a feature story on ABC Landline on the 14th of May!

The Eclipse Discovery Tour was made possible with support from Tourism Western

Australia, CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency, the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Scitech, Curtin University and 18 incredible Local Governments – Shire of Three Springs, Shire of Lake Grace, Shire of Chittering, Shire of Wickepin, Shire of Narembeen, Shire of Northam, Shire of Wongan-Ballidu, Shire of Mingenew, Shire of Dandaragan, Shire of Morawa, Shire of Shark Bay, Shire of Carnarvon, Shire of Ashburton, Shire Of Upper Gascoyne, Shire of Perenjori, Shire of Carnamah, Shire of West Arthur and Shire of Narrogin.

The stargazing teams, presenters, Donna Vanzetti and Astrotourism Town communities were amazing! We showcased WA’s awe-inspiring night sky and space science industry to so many.

Want more astro?

Find your next stargazing destination on Astrotourism WA’s interactive map of West Australian dark sky sites and viewing areas!