WE’LL SEE YOU IN MINGENEW!

Home to stunning clear skies and free of light pollution, Mingenew’s night skies sparkle with a treasure trove of astronomical wonders. Whether you want to take in a meteor shower, dig into the deep sky, gaze at galaxies, photograph a planet or simply bliss out under the Milky Way, Mingenew is the place to do it. Full of friendly locals, events and activities, Mingenew has loads of amenities and authentic rural hospitality. For more info, contact the Visitor Centre via Facebook or by email.

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WORLD-CLASS STARGAZING SITES

It’s true that just about anywhere in our Shire makes for a great stargazing site, our low levels of light pollution and big, clear skies make sure of that. Even so, there are a couple of places we recommend you check out if you want to get out your telescope or do some astrophotography.

With superb open areas allowing for viewing in all directions, plenty of parking away from traffic and a custom-built viewing pad and outdoor planisphere, Yandanooka is set up for both casual viewing and serious astrophotography and astronomy.

If the wildflowers during the day aren’t enough to take your breath away, you should see Coalseam by night. Bring a torch and see this iconic daytime destination from another point of view.

Don’t want to travel that far from town? Trundle up to the hockey oval and enjoy a superb stargazing site right on the edge of town.

WHAT’S UP IN THE NIGHT SKY?

Visit Astrourism WA to discover what you’ll see in the sky at different times of the year.

Astrourism WA