Stargazer’s fo­cus is on Broome

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

AS­TRONOMER Greg Quicke will spend this week talk­ing to peo­ple at the Perth Royal Show about the place he loves – Broome. The Broome lo­cal of 33 years is part of the guest town ex­hi­bi­tion. Mr Quicke started his Astro Tours business 19 years ago after spend­ing years sleep­ing un­der the stars. “I worked on a pearl div­ing sta­tion for 15 years liv­ing in a swag un­der the stars,” he said. “I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in stars. They are part of ev­ery­thing for me.” Mr Quicke takes his eight big tele­scopes rang­ing from 8 to 16 inches and mounted binocular sys­tems on tours that take place in the Kim­ber­ley re­gion. “I want to get across to peo­ple that we are all on a planet that’s turn­ing around the sun,” he said. “You can ac­tu­ally watch the Earth turn and go around the sun.”

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