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Published May 1st 2019
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Stargazing simply means looking at the stars! Whether you are looking with the naked eye or gazing at them through a powerful telescope, it is all stargazing.

Perth has little pollution and therefore different parts of Perth are excellent to stargaze.

There is even a stargazing club as well as many events run by different firms to see the stars. These always book out very quickly as of course space is such a fascinating subject.

Stargazers Club
This club began in 2013 and is stargazing and astronomy for beginners. It is aimed at adults and children from 10 years and above. The club advises you what you can see and where to look, help with telescopes, has club events, classes and more.

You can also stargaze from your own back yard and Galaxy Girl from the Stargazers Club will teach you what to see and where to look. You don't even need a telescope or any astronomy knowledge. It's fun, easy-to-understand and stargazing information will be sent to you via your email address.

Annual members meet several times a year for stargazing nights. The annual membership includes special discounted stargazing nights with viewing through telescopes, laser pointer tours of the constellations and Q&A with local amateur astronomers.

You will be able to see highlights such as meteor showers, eclipses, special conjunctions and groupings of planets, stars, the Moon and constellations.

For all membership details and benefits visit their website.

They also have various events on and the following are a few that will be on soon:

* Photographing the Milky Way at Lake Ninan
You will be able to take fabulous images of the Milky Way at this event. It will be on Saturday 4th May 2019 from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The Milky Way season is just starting and this single evening class at Lake Ninan near Wongan Hills will teach you everything you need to know.

As the sun begins to set, the well-known WA astrophotographer Roger Groom will explain how the night sky works. You will learn when the Milky Way season is and the best times of the year to take photographs. You'll also discover what camera settings you need to take great images of the Milky Way. Roger will share his tips that he has learnt over the decades of taking photos.

As it begins to get dark, you will take your own images of the Milky Way. Roger will be right there to guide you on how to improve your images as you go.

You can book your tickets at this link.

This event is for anyone with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. If you want to learn about astrophotography and specifically about taking images of the Milky Way over landscapes, then this will be a great place to start.

Bookings are essential and the class is limited to 20 people. You can find out more information at their website.

The Milky Way season is a term commonly used amongst astrophotographers. It is the time of the year when the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy has risen in the south and is seen as an arch across the sky.

* Solar Telescopes and Observing
The sun is an amazing sight when seen through telescopes. If you've been thinking about getting into solar telescopes and looking at the sun, then this event is a great way to find out more about the different equipment you need and how to safely enjoy this activity.

Mark Davies from Earthside Astronomy will join Stargazers Club WA at Perth's telescope shop, BinoCentral in Joondalup for a closer look at all things solar. Mark will deliver a short talk about different equipment needed to observe the sun and how to do this safely.

This will be on Saturday 22nd June from 2 pm to 3.30 pm and you can book tickets at $22 here.

After the presentation, Keith Williams from BinoCentral and Mark will take you outside where you'll have access to demonstration solar telescopes and equipment to see the sun up close!

To find out more about this event, click on this link.

You can find out more about membership to the Stargazers Club at this website.
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When: 4th May and 22nd June 2019
Where: Around Perth
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