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 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. You'll find the availability schedule when you hit the booking button below.
We have 4 nights a week dedicated to public shows where anyone can book in for Broome's Astronomy Experience. 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.
While we're at it we'll teach you star names, constellations and where to find the planets. We'll reinforce this as much as we can throughout the night with the idea of you finding at least a few things in the sky the next night with confidence!
EARLY STAR SHOW
Friday and Saturday 6pm. Yes, you can see stars at 6pm! :-)
LATE STAR SHOW
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 your well behaved children with a good attention span are welcome! Please consider this carefully when booking in with children, particularly on our late show starting at 8pm. They do tend to go to sleep!
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! Breaking news! We are testing some new chairs this year!
IMPORTANT: Night time temperatures at our bush site can drop to less than 10 degrees during June, July and August. Bring warm clothing, covered footwear is best and most importantly, a ready and clear mind.
More Breaking news!!!!
Greg is now on TV as the 'practical astronomer' for the BBC and ABC "Stargazing Live" program with Professor Brian Cox. It airs live into the UK 28, 29 and 30 March 2017 and across Australia 4, 5 and 6 April.
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, GST and credit card fees as well as the fact that unlike other tour operations that may be able run multiple tours per day, we only have one time slot per day. We are also totally dictated to by the weather including a wet season that shuts us down for 5 months of the year. 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!