Astrofest is Western Australia's largest annual astronomy festival. The event is hosted at Curtin Stadium, Curtin University, and attracts 3000 to 4000 visitors annually. Astrofest events include;
- telescope viewing,
- guest speakers,
The 2017 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition was presented at the 18th March 2017 Astrofest event at Curtin University, Western Australia, with more than 3000 visitors attending.
The exhibition tours in 2017 to the Geraldton Museum, through to 10 September 2017, with an evening presentation by Dr John Goldsmith on Thursday 17 August, as well as exhibition guided tours and related events.
The 2017 Mount Magnet Astro Rocks festival will see a specially curated collection from the Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition, including the 2017 digital exhibition. The exhibition is presented at Mount Magnet on the evening of Friday 25 August 2017.
(see the Astro Rocks Festival flyer to the right)
Western Australian astrophotography exhibition, and The World at Night.
Western Australia's biggest annual astronomy festival, Astrofest, was presented on 8th March 2014, at Curtin University, WA, attracting some 4000 visitors for the one evening event.
Celestial Visions supported the fifth Astrophotography Exhibition, which showcased a superb selection of Western Australian astrophotography and astro-imaging, via a print and digital exhibition.
A global view of astronomical landscape photography was also presented, via the World at Night blu-ray disk digital exhibition, showcasing superb astronomical landscape photography from Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, North and South America, Antarctica, and Australia.
Astrofest web site www.icrar.org/astrophoto2014
Astrophotography Exhibition winning entries:
Full colour exhibition catalogue is available for download.
Judges: Dr David Malin, Prof Peter Quinn & Prof Andreas Wicenec
Curator: John Goldsmith / Celestial Visions
Sponsors: WPM Group, Camera Electronic,
Shoot Photography Workshops
Associates: ICRAR, Celestial Visions, The World at Night.
Awards: Best Astrophoto,
Best Timelapse Video, https://vimeo.com/88624328
Peoples Choice Award,
Photos and text: (c) respective copyright holders. Reproduced by permission, ICRAR.
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16 Feburary 2013, Curtin University, WA.
The 2013 exhibition featured The World at Night digital exhibition, and a showcase of Western Australian astrophotography. The exhibition featured 26 entrants and approximately 50 images, presented in both print and digital exhibition format.
Downloadable colour catalogues are available at www.icrar.org/astrophoto