Stargazing in Wickepin

Stargazing in Western Australia is a world-class experience and WA is home to some of the darkest night skies in the world.

When you’re visiting Wickepin, you’re welcome to stargaze at the Wickepin Community Centre. Here you’ll find a dark place to use telescopes and see the beautiful night sky. There are also suitable places to set up telescopes in nearby Yealering.

If you visit Yealering and you’re an astrophotographer, there are some fantastic locations around Lake Yealering to capture the beauty of the night sky above the wonderful landscape.

Find us on the Astrotourism WA Towns Map and discover how we’re helping to protect the dark night sky in Western Australia.


What makes WA so special?

The beautiful Milky Way sparkles directly overhead in the Southern Hemisphere and the views are magnificent.

From the Southern Hemisphere you can see the Southern Cross, the Magellanic Clouds and the beautiful Aboriginal constellation of the “Emu in the Sky”.

On a moonless night, the stunning Milky Way Galaxy stretches across the night sky in all its glory. It feels like you could almost touch it! It’s something that everyone on Earth should experience more often.

Perth is the most isolated capital city on a continent. This means it’s very easy to escape bright city lights to experience wonderful dark night skies full of stars.

Country WA is uncrowded and its welcoming small towns have low levels of artificial light pollution. The nights are darker for astrophotography and the air is clean and pure for crystal clear stargazing.

When you head out to do some stargazing, remember to turn out all your lights. Artificial light destroys your ability to see the stars! The darker the night sky, the more stars you’ll be able to see.

In some brightly lit cities, it’s impossible to see one star. In a world that’s getting brighter and brighter with artificial light pollution, Western Australia’s communities are aiming to keep their night sky as dark as possible so that you can always visit to enjoy the wonder and beauty of the brilliant Milky Way stars.