An evening of stargazing and a morning bush walk are being held at Dryandra Woodland National Park this weekend as part of the Wilman Country Stargazing Experience. Presented by Star Tracks Astro Events and Ross Storey, the stargazing will take night-sky viewers on a journey into space using telescopes, didgeridoo and storytelling. The events are supported by WA Parks Foundation’s Spring into Parks initiative and by Lotterywest. “Together we will entwine modern astronomy with ancient Aboriginal astronomy and share the wonders of the night sky,” Star Tracks Astro Events CEO and event co-ordinator Donna Vanzetti said. “With our special laser beam pointer, we will point out Aboriginal constellations like the Kangaroo or Yonga and see the spectacular rings of Saturn through our large telescopes.” Ms Vanzetti said that sky-gazers in Dryandra will also have the opportunity to observe star clusters, super-giant red stars and other marvels as they look up into the world’s best dark night skies. “The Shire of Narrogin are promoting their special asset of clear dark skies and the opportunities astrotourism can bring to their region,” Ms Vanzetti said. “Around the world, light pollution is washing out the stars but here in regional WA the stars are sparkling, and seeing the band of the Milky Way arching across the entire sky is truly memorable.” The stargazing event will run on October 6 from 6.30pm to 9pm and the guided bush walk will take place on October 7 from 10am to noon. Both free events will take place at McDougall Hall in the Lions Dryandra Woodland Village and participants are advised to bring torches, warm clothes and insect repellent. Entry to the national park is also free. Accommodation at the Gnaala Mia and Congelin campgrounds for those wishing to spend the night is $7 per person. Bookings for the Wilman Country Stargazing Experience can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.