Celebrating awesome night sky and ancient rocks in the Murchison Geo Region of Western Australia,

Mount Magnet is home to clear night skies, unique rocks and gems and a vibrant local community.

The event features plenty of fun activities to promote geology and astronomy and celebrate the art and cultural heritage of the Mid West.

MOUNT MAGNET ASTRO ROCKS FEST is a three-day event held in the MURCHISON GEO REGION during September, which celebrates the ancient land beneath our feet and associated biodiversity, an awesome night sky above and cultural connections, particularly with local Badimia people.

Astro Rocks Fest connects people to the night sky, through an astrofest evening with displays, space dome (planetarium) and night sky tours, Scitech science show and a range of telescopes focussing on different parts of the night sky, with astronomers to help you and your family explore the universe. Astronomy talks include the remarkable Square Kilometre Array.

Presentations by experts in the fields of geology, including associated biodiversity and cultural aspects – offer rare insights into this unique Murchison Geo Region. Field Trips to geo sites follow, for those who wish to discover

September 2022

  • Friday 16th 10:00am — Sunday 18th 10:00pm