Anytime is great to head out under the stars however springtime stargazing is absolutely perfect. The weather is warming up, the wildflowers are in bloom and the stars are twinkling brightly overhead. So, organise the family and head out to experience the great outdoors. And here’s why NOW is the perfect time to be a stargazer…
You Have the Sky to Yourself!
While our State border is closed, you can enjoy one of WA’s best, but largely unknown assets, our magnificent night sky. We’re very lucky in WA as Perth is the most isolated capital city on a continent. Most Western Australians live in our capital which means our artificial light pollution is concentrated in one small area. It leaves a vast land mass with a low population and low levels of light pollution. Perfect for stargazing!
Time for a Soulful Break
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. Stargazers Club WA is a proud community partner with Act-Belong-Commit and promotes stargazing as a wonderful way to keep your mind active and healthy.
Hobbies are Gaining in Popularity
Now’s a great time to start a new hobby. Astronomy is a truly wonderful and amazing subject. Anyone can do it! You don’t even need a telescope! Just looking up at the stars, seeing the patterns of the constellations, the band of the Milky Way and even the planets, is inspirational. There is so much information freely available and as you learn more about the cosmos overhead, the more incredible it becomes.
Stargazing Events Galore!
There are some awesome stargazing events on offer at the moment. You will be amazed at what you will see when you look through a telescope for the first time. Astronomy guides at events often offer a green laser pointer tour of the night sky too. It’s mesmerising and makes it easy to see the constellations, planets and other naked-eye objects in the night sky.
So go on…. take the family or a bunch of friends for a country stargazing experience second to none! Follow Astrotourism WA’s Events page for what’s coming up. The incredible thing is… they are FREE!
And to help you ramp up your astro knowledge, Stargazers Club WA is hosting a BYO Telescope Class for beginners. If you are thinking about buying your first telescope or have a telescope gathering dust in a cupboard, then one of these classes is a great way to learn more. For details on up and coming classes visit the Stargazers Club WA events page.
Donna, at Beam Me Up Media, is aiming to produce a television series featuring the amazing places and characters making WA the go-to destination for space science and stargazing.
Learn how to master your telescope!
Join us at our next BYO Telescope Class! You’ll be viewing planets, stars and much more through your scope in no time!
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly community of Stargazers & Astronomy Lovers where we thrive on making learning about the galaxy easy & fun!