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Astrofest galvanises the astronomical community, bringing science communicators and educators together to deliver an event that showcases science happening in WA while connecting the public with our own inspiring night sky.

Visitors queue to view Saturn through a telescope at Astrofest 2012.

Visitors queue to view Saturn through a telescope at Astrofest 2012.

Astrofest takes place at Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval. Each year more than 3,000 people of all ages attend to enjoy, learn and experience the largest event of its kind in the country. Astrofest is a free event featuring an astrophotography exhibition, inflatable planetariums, science shows, public talks and of course a host of telescopes pointed to the sky above.

Based on this successful model, regional Astrofest events have begun to occur outside of metropolitan Perth, with an annual event now established and supported by ICRAR in Carnarvon and Mount Magnet, as well as a similar event managed by CSIRO and the Shire of Murchison in the Midwest.

Delivering events of this size and scope would not be possible without a proactive and collaborative network. To deliver Astrofest ICRAR works closely with WA’s science centre Scitech, the Astronomical Group of WA, Perth Observatory, Gingin Observatory and several other entities.

To attend the next Astrofest, or for more information, visit the Astrofest event page.