Our night skies are envied around the world

Our night skies are envied around the world

Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world, which means you don’t have to travel very far from the bright city lights to find fantastic dark night skies full of stars.

Our place on earth is home to some of the darkest night skies in the world and is the envy of astronomers and stargazers in Europe, America and Asia.

In some cities of the world, it is impossible to see one star, let alone the millions that we can see from WA.

I can’t imagine living life and not seeing the beautiful Milky Way Galaxy. It stretches across our night sky and is something everyone should experience at least once.

Stargazers Club WA is a new partner with Act-Belong-Commit, a health campaign that encourages people to look after their mental wellbeing.

Act-Belong-Commit also encourages organisations that provide mentally healthy activities to promote participation in these activities. This week is Mental Health Week and I encourage everyone to head outside tonight to check out the stars.

Carol Redford, Stargazers Club: www.stargazersclubwa.com.au