Broome's Astronomy Experience 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 Greg Quicke running star shows for the public from April to October at the Astro Tours dark site an easy (for any type of car) 20 minutes drive out of Broome, Western Australia. We provide a transfer option if you don't have a car.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
The availability schedule comes up when you click the booking button. With a growing national and international TV presence, availability of Greg to run the public star shows in Broome is at a premium. We recommend that you check the online schedule and book now to make sure to get in on the night that you want. We recommend that you make a booking for early in your visit to Broome (depending on the moon phase of course). This will give you some fallback dates just in case of a cancellation due to weather or any other cause.
You can cancel or change your booking via email or phone with no charge at any time with half a days notice.
THE BEST NIGHTS
The shows run at different times on different nights starting as early as 6pm and as late as 8pm for the 2 hour show. This allows us 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 a late show. Every night of the year is different! We adjust show times to suit moonrises, later sunsets after equinox in September and other planetary conditions.
DARK MOON NIGHTS
Starting from 2 or 3 days after full moon are the dark sky nights running all the way through to almost 1st quarter moon, 2 1/2 weeks later. These nights are ideal, giving us access to deep space and all that it has to offer.
There is a week following 1st quarter moon and ending 2 days after full moon when the bright moon makes it difficult to see anything except the brightest stars and planets. We run a few nights early in this week for those who simply must come and close for the rest. The detail on the moon itself is absolutely amazing in our telescopes! We still make a great night of it, although if you have a choice, choose the dark moon nights.