Perth Observatory, Bickley

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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. 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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  • What an amazing experience, and if you're not a 'star gazer' like me you could easily become one after a visit! The Observatory is run entirely by volunteers, all of whom have either worked there or a...  more »
  • It was a very great night. We both like it. My hubby is more into the stars than me but I really enjoy the tour. It was a different experience to celebrate our valentine. (Romantic too) Was a good wea...  more »
  • We a group of 6 booked for the tour of Bickley Observatory. We were with about a total of 50 people divided into 4 groups. As we were a photography group we spent some time out taking photos The infor...  more »
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  • Such a great tour with enthusiastic volunteers who have a wonderful passion and are happy to answer all the questions you have about the universe. How often can you get to touch a billion year old meteorite? The staff do an amazing job keeping it running without any government funding. The staff are so polite that they answered all the idiotic questions of a drunk guest and professionally escorted him off the tour without a fuss. I hope this place stays open for many years to come.
  • Well worth the trek up the hill. Congrats to the world-class volunteers who run the place on the smell of an oily rag. Knowledgeable and informative. I'd recommend this to anyone
  • Amazing tour, really well organised great bunch of people with a lot of knowledge, made our night very memorable! A must visit! Thanks to everyone involved!
  • Unbelievable. Host had unimaginable knowledge of our planetary system. Incredible experience...
  • Took the night sky tour & it was grand. Although the moon was too brilliant, the stars were still appreciable. Very knowledgeable & friendly staff, great place to explore the sky.
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