BROOME'S ASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE
"Giving people a living breathing conscious experience of being on a planet that is turning as it hurtles through space is our most profound task with Astro Tours.
With this experience comes an ability to see things for what they really are, to see yourself in relation to the whole and to know that everything is on track. So relax, have fun and enjoy the ride."
BROOME'S ASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE
Is a 2-hour educational and entertaining mind bender using big telescopes, lasers and fun under some of the best stargazing skies on the planet.
You'll find me running star shows for the public from April to October at the Astro Tours dark site an easy 20 minutes drive out of Broome, Western Australia.
We have 4 nights a week dedicated to public shows where anyone can book in for Broome's Astronomy Experience otherwise known as Quickie's Cosmic Tuneup. These shows run at different times on different nights to access different parts of the ever changing sky. For instance, if there are planets around early in the night, they may be gone by the later start time. Or perhaps there are late rising planets that you will only see on the late show. Every night of the year is different!
Coming out with us once will give you a snapshot in time of our continuous journey through space. Coming regularly will build on this and reinforce what we started together while adding in other elements that really can only be gained by you experiencing them through the passage of 'time'. We measure this time with the very journey of our planet. To consciously experience this journey will literally take you 'time'. We offer Season Tickets so that you can do exactly that.
Friday and Saturday 6pm. Yes, you can see stars at 6pm! :-)
Monday and Wednesday 8pm.
Show times change to suit moonrises, later sunsets after equinox in September and other planetary conditions.
You can opt for: A HOTEL MINIBUS TRANSFER 45 minutes before the show. OR Save yourself some $$ with an easy for any car, 20 minute SELF DRIVE to our dark site next to the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park on the Broome Highway.
These starshows are directed at the ADULT MIND although CHILDREN with a good attention span are welcome!
The show includes hot chocolate, biscuits and folding stool seating.
OPTIONAL; Bring your own arm chair if you like, although you will find it will be hard for you to turn to see the sky behind you. Our stools are notoriously uncomfortable. They do however, let you turn around so that you can see the whole sky. We tried swags for a while too. Everyone went to sleep! Bring binoculars if you have some. Otherwise, use ours! We sell them too!
IMPORTANT: Night time temperatures at our bush site can drop to less than 10 degrees during June, July and August. Bring warm clothing, comfortable footwear and a ready mind.
Broome star shows are finished for 2016 with the onset of the 'wet' and the cloudy skies that come with it. It's pretty easy for us. We simply have to do what the big fella in the sky says. Check our Facebook Page, Greg Quicke's Astro Tours, for off season events beginning with one in Soriano nel Cimino at the Parco dei Cimini Astronomical Observatory in Italy on November 5th.
Child (u/16): $45
WITH HOTEL TRANSFERS
Child (u/16): $65
Season Ticket: $290
Come as often as you want for a year!
Our prices are set to reflect commissions and credit card fees as well as the fact that unlike other tour operations that may be able run multiple tours per day, we can only run one. Having said that, we are very approachable to adjust prices in genuine cases of need if the request is accompanied by a smile. The setup is fairly intense with up to 500kg of telescopes to be lifted and set up before you arrive and the same heavy lifting after you have gone home. This is the bit you pay me for. I do the shows for free!
GREG'S LONG AWAITED FIRST BOOK:
EARTH TURNING CONSCIOUSNESS-
an Exercise in Planetary Awareness
Click the picture to buy, $29.99
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT GALLERY SOBRANE
15 Dampier Terrace, Broome, Western Australia and
33 Station Street, Bowral, New South Wales.
EARTH TURNING CONSCIOUSNESS: AN EXERCISE IN PLANETARY AWARENESS
This book is a response to the thousands of people who have been asking for a follow up to the journey they have begun with us at Astro Tours.
Greg Quicke has been delivering intensely practical astronomy in live performance to tens of thousands of people since 1995. His live star shows in Broome, Western Australia, are packed out all through the 'dry' season when the skies are consistently clear. Other Australian and international locations are increasingly on the play-list for Greg's stimulating articulations of the sky.
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the earth's rotation will have carried you 10 or 11 kilometres away from where you started, the earth's journey around the sun will have thrown you 7 or 8 hundred kilometres along its orbit and our entire solar system will have travelled 6 or 7 thousand kilometres through space on its way around the Milky Way Galaxy. Are you having fun yet?
This book is a manual that you can use to see these movements for yourself and make them real in your life.
"Why didn't anyone show us this before?" is the most common question we hear at Astro Tours.
You will discover how easy it is to:
- See which way the earth is turning;
- See which way the earth is going around the sun;
- Make these movements a real part of your life;
- Learn to speak as if these movements are real; and
- Learn to step into earth turning consciousness.
Published by Wilkinson Publishing, Collins Street, Melbourne and due for release October 2016.
GREG QUICKE: WHO IS THIS GUY?
Hi, I’m Greg Quicke and I’m delighted you are here on my site checking it out.
I’ve had a few “ahaaa” moments about lots of things in my life, just as I’m sure you have. I’ve been sharing a few of mine about our place in the universe with groups of people for a few years now. I love watching peoples eyes light up when they have a few “ahaas” of their own and this is what tends to happen when we come together under the stars at Astro Tours.
On my way to making a living as an astronomer, I’ve had lots of fun just doing whatever the next thing seemed to be. I went from high school to James Cook University to do Marine Biology. I got bored fairly quickly with looking in microscopes so I quit and went pearl diving in Broome instead. That was fun and I figured out how the tides work from watching the moon while I was at it. This was my first real astronomical step.
I like figuring things out and because I’ve always ridden motorcycles, I figured out how to keep them going. This ability extended fairly quickly into my next career as a mechanic fixing bikes, cars and trucks. I eventually ran my own business servicing Mack and Kenworth trucks, Harley Davidsons and heavy earthmoving gear. This work often took me out of Broome and into the wilder parts of the Kimberley region where standard sleeping arrangements are a swag under the stars. The only roof available and the only one needed for most of the year, was the Milky Way. I didn’t know anything about stars when I started although like anybody else, I was easily blown away with wonder and awe at the incredibly beautiful starscapes of the Kimberley.
I got to figuring things out again and started tuning in to the movements of the earth travelling through space. This really blew me away and the internal workings of a Harley v-twin started to look a bit too easy. I bought a telescope. It was big. Everyone wanted to look in it. I started talking, thinking that i was saying things that everyone already knew. “keep talking” was the response, so after a few years of encouragement from friends, fellow business colleagues and interested corporate and individual customers, i started Astro Tours in July of 1995.
The rest is history and Astro Tours continues to delight me in its ability to reach people in powerful yet simple ways while providing me with the means to continue sharing the simple insights that still pour quite regularly into the top of my head. I’m writing a book on a life spent amongst the stars, I’m running star shows, I’m presenting to school groups, corporate groups and to amazingly switched on groups of people who come together seemingly at random to join my regular shows.
I’m still riding bikes, surfing, I love my garden, chi gung on cable beach in the mornings and meditating in rhythm with the moon cycle. Amidst the chaos, the stars and planets are regular and display an amazing synchronicity, harmony and resonance with each other. It seems to me that everything is exactly in its right place, having exactly the right relationships with exactly the right timings so it may be worth considering that we are too.
Astro Tours has been serving local schools in Broome and through the Broome Camp School since 1995. We do big discounts for schools because we believe in encouraging youth.
CORPORATE & EXCLUSIVE EVENTS
We love corporate events and can set one up from scratch or come to your event and add our special magic to its spectacle. Here’s a few options for you:
ASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE WITH THE LOT
You can have the lot with big telescopes, tables set with white linen under glorious Kimberley skies and our chef feeding you a gourmet seafood barbecue while you listen to some home grown live music inspired by the very land you find yourself in!
MCing the event, you’ll have access to Greg’s half-a-lifetimes experience living under the stars to entertain you with some mind blowing insights into our local area of space using electric green lasers to point out stars, constellations and deep space delights.
A night of telescopes, fine food, entertainment and unforgettable memories that will exceed your expectations. Let us know your budget.
A SIDE ORDER OF ASTRONOMY
We bring a fleet of big telescopes to your event. Greg MCs using lasers and powerful analogy to introduce you to the sky in a way you may never have thought about before.
We’ll work around your catering and coordinate your event into a memorable and entertaining night with astronomical titbits and spectacular telescopic views mixed in between hors douvres, main course and desert. Starting at $4500.
BARE BONES STAR SHOW WITH ALL THE WOW STILL INTACT
Greg walks on with lasers blazing and a presentation that will blow your mind. Telescopes are one thing. Finding out about where you are in the universe is another.
You can have Greg for a quick 10 minute WOW around the sky or put him on for an hour with time for questions that relate to the nature of reality itself. We leave the telescopes home for this one so your set up costs are minimal with still enough punch to have you talking all night. Starting at $2500.
Book any of these events for your most valued clients and have absolute confidence in us providing them with an experience that is truly out of this world. Here are some of our treasured corporate clients: