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Perth Observatory, Bickley

(4.7/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I attended a night viewing at the observatory and found it most interesting and a wonderful experience of seeing our stars close up. Thank you to the very knowledgeable volunteers  more »
  • Perfect clear sky to enjoy viewing stars both old and new,planets and galaxies beyond our own from 4 powerful telescopes.  more »
  • It was an awesome night. Had picnic in the back lawn before the Night tour. Beautiful views. Learnt about the southern cross constellation which is only seen in Southern hemisphere and Beta Cygni whic...  more »
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  • 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 !
  • lucky we still have this place, after the government stopped funding. the volunteers are doing an excellent job keeping it open for tours and star viewing nights. look forward to more involvement in time to come.
  • Definitely worth going on a night tour. The tours are very well run, organised by knowedgible volunteers who are able to show you some great sights.
  • The guides are very knowledgeable and there is lots to see
  • An amazing tour of the stars and sky, highly recommend visiting during a dark night for a truly amazing view!