Perth Observatory, Bickley

#1 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Western Australia
Must see · Observatory · Museum
Perth Observatory has served WA in astronomy, time-keeping, and global positioning for over 120 years and remains actively involved in public education through school day tours and night-sky tours for the public. The observatory was entered on the State’s Heritage Register in 2005 and has been recognized for its scientific, cultural, and historical significance, including co-discovering the rings of Uranus. Activities include star viewing nights, daytime guided tours, astrophotography workshops, public lectures, special events, schools program, remote astronomy field nights, private parties, and weddings. The observatory is open for guided tours and visits to the museum, shop, and bushland grounds, where you will encounter historical clocks and telescopes dating back over 100 years and an iron meteorite that is one of the oldest, fastest, and most traveled objects in the Milky Way. A range of modern and historical telescopes are used to explore the southern hemisphere skies, with volunteers providing a guide to the array of planets, galaxies, nebulae, and globular clusters on display. Bookings are essential--please check the website for seasonal availability and timings. Make Perth Observatory a centerpiece of your Bickley vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bickley online journey builder.
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  • Really nice tour. The sky was a bit cloudy, but we had the opportunity to look through two telescopes. Also we had a informative tour inside the museum. Thanks all the volunteers for running the...  more »
  • We adopted a star - Delta Triaguli Australis - for my brother Bruce 40th birthday - unfortunately Bruce passed shortly after his birthday & missed the private tour scheduled on his birthday. The...  more »
  • It was an amazing experience. Have wanted to see the see space with the naked eye since I was a child and wasn't disappointed. Hats go off to the staff at the Observatory. They are so nice and are the reason the experience was amazing. Wasn't too sure if we were going to see much as the weather was bad days leading up to the experience and even on the day. They adjusted the telescopes to different locations so when there was a clearing with the little cloud cover, everyone was able to see something amazing! Good work guys!!
  • I did work placement here and it was the most fun i have ever had in school this year. The people who work here are lovely and are soooooo nice. The history of the place is amazing and the tours are eye opening. Would definitely advise going on a night sky tour or day tour.

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