"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.
The earth turns and the sky changes lots in 2 hours so we offer Early and Late shows on different nights of the week to see different stars and constellations. One 2 hour session is enough to get you started on a lifetime of discovery while regular sessions will build on this and help you to stay in touch with the universe around you. Our season ticket holders are beautifully switched on people!
The starshow run 4 to 6 nights a wee4k from April to October. Due to the "wet" we run less often November to December and then close altogether until April, except for special events.
These starshows are directed at the adult mind although children with a good attention span are welcome.
Friday and Saturday 6pm.
Monday and Wednesday 8pm.
Show times do change to suit moonrises, later sunsets after equinox in September and other planetary conditions. And yes, it is dark enough to see stars on all shows.
You can opt for: A taxi pickup 40 minutes before the show (don't panic if they are a little late, although do call me if you haven't been picked up by 10 minutes before the show)OR Save yourself some $$ with a twenty minute self drive to our dark site 10km out of Broome. Easy self drive directions (for any car) are sent to your mobile number in the afternoon of the tour.
The show includes hot chocolate, biscuits and folding stool seating. Bring your own chair and binoculars if you like.
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.
Child (under 16): $35
Child (non participating under 6): Free
HOTEL TRANSFERS INCLUDED
Child (under 16): $65
Child (non participating under 6): $30
Season Ticket: $290
THE BOOK: EARTH TURNING CONSCIOUSNESS
Pre-purchase a signed first edition spiral bound book and save when you buy more to give away as gifts.
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EARTH TURNING CONSCIOUSNESS: AN EXERCISE IN PLANETARY AWARENESS
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the earth's rotation will have carried you ten or eleven kilometres away from where you started, the earth's journey around the sun will have thrown you seven or eight hundred kilometres along its orbit and our entire solar system will have travelled six or seven 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 our most common comment.
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 to be released during September 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 were a piece of canvas, a mattress, sheets and a blanket. 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:
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