Astrofest 2012

Don't miss all the wonder and excitement of the skies at Perth's premier astronomy and science festival, to be held at Curtin Stadium on March 31st. This festival celebrates Australian science and features exciting activities for the whole family. Take a look through some of WA's biggest telescopes or bring your own telescope along for some expert advice and assistance.

Astrofest includes:
Indigenous astronomy presentation by CSIRO Astrophysicist Ray Norris
Solar observing
Model of the Square Kilometre Array telescope
Scitech Spacedomes and science shows
Solar System walh
Guest speakers
Radio astronomy
Optical astronomy
Information stalls and hands-on activities

For more details and to register visit the Astronomy WA website

Astrophotography competition

Astrofest 2012 is inviting the Western Australian astrophotography community to submit entries to this year’s astrophotography exhibition.

Entrants may submit entries such as star trail, night-scape, solar system objects (moon, sun, planets) or deep space images, in the form of astro-photos, timelapse video, or related digital imaging such as 360 degree virtual reality.

The exhibition is open to any photographer or astronomer, (professional or amateur), adults and youth, who reside in Australia. Astronomers and photographers are invited to submit up to 7 entries for the 2012 exhibition.

Entries close on Thursday March 1st and successful entries will be exhibited at Astrofest March 31, 2012.