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Perth Observatory, Bickley

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Observatory Museum
Located east of Perth in Bickley, Perth Observatory is Western Australia’s oldest observatory. It has served WA for 119 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education through day tours for schools 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 which includes co-discovering the rings of Uranus, and a member of NASA’s International Planetary Patrol Program. Put Perth Observatory at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bickley itinerary maker.
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  • Visited Perth Observatory on the 25th May with husband. Amazing night, tour guides very knowledgable and were able to answer many questions. Would recommend this Tour.  more »
  • Saw Saturns rings! Saw four of Juipters moons! Volunteer guides were knowledgeable and able to explain a lot about what we were seeing, and how to see it our selves at home  more »
  • The guides are extremely knowledgeable and professional and as volunteers we are most indebted to their devotion to providing this community benefit..  more »
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  • Great place with nice history and historical equipment as well as modern telescopes. Surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife. Guides and crew very helpful, enthusiastic and always happy to have a chat and answer questions. I enjoyed my time and can only recommend.
  • I really enjoyed the evening sky tour. 8pm till 10:30 for $40. The staff are very knowledgeable and made it really fun. The range of telescopes we looked through was impressive.
  • Great staff and very knowledgeable about the heavens. I had a blast and will definitely try to get back again.
  • Chose a perfect night to go stargazing - clear, cloudless, a new moon. Saw beautiful nebulae and constellations. The host Rob was an excellent source of information; of both science and myth. Definitely would go again !
  • Terrible experience, never again. They put us in very hot enclosures with no air con or fans talking about the history of some old tired telescopes. Volunteers are not organised or funny. We saw nothing through telescopes as the night was declared cloudy. Just a painful long talk about some boring history and useless stats.They charge you another 50% to repeat the terrible experience when the night is declared as such!!. What a waste of time and money. No wonder the government stopped their funding!!