How to catch the new night sky, from Perth

This evening, Perth’s sky is getting a new look with an increased number of constellations, which can be spotted by the naked eye in the sky from the town’s suburbs. 

As well as being the biggest celestial phenomenon, the night sky is a huge source of astronomy for locals.

“It’s probably the most popular sky in the city,” said James Mardell, a Perth-based photographer.

“People come in, and they go, ‘Oh, I’ve got to see this’,” he said.

“And they look around for the constellions, and it’s pretty much a one-stop shop for all your astronomy needs.” 

This evening, the constella­tions are Jupiter, Orion, Venus, Neptune and others.

“You can go to the beach and see all the stars,” he said, adding that there was even a bar in Perth that would offer drinks for a price of $20.

“There are some of the big constellas in the night, so it’s a great night sky.”

James said that he was keen to get out to Perth this evening, especially if he could catch some of these constelles.

“We’ve got a lot of stars in the western sky, so we want to see some of them,” he explained.

“I think it would be a great thing to see for sure.”

The night sky at the north end of Perth is becoming more and more colourful, and some people are keen to catch some constellars.

“The night skies here are starting to get quite vibrant, so I’m sure there will be some of those that I will be able to catch,” Mr Mardello said.

“There’s a lot going on at the moment.”

The new constellational patterns will be up and running by the end of the month, but it won’t be for long.

The city has a population of around 15,000 people, so Mr Mordell says that it is a great time to be out and about.

“If you have a family member who’s a keen night owl, you can be out in the street and catch a few constellae,” he added.