Perth Observatory, Bickley

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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  • 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 »
  • What a lovely way to spend the evening! Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its commercialism, we enjoyed a gourmet picnic hamper (and a bottle of delightful bubbles) from the nearby Haina...  more »
  • We watched the Geminids at the Observatory on the 14th December 2017- it was a brilliant night/morning and the Milky Way was majestic. The staff were passionate, knowledgeable, and very helpful - showing people different constellations and history through the amazing telescopes and when they assisted you to the toilet due to the darkness, it was another amazing time learning facts about the observatory and the stars. My children 11 and 13 survived it and had fun - though a bit grumpy at times - 11pm to 2am was the booking we had. Take plenty of warm clothing, blankets, chairs and snacks as the night was freezing with the wind ,but totally awesome and worth it we will do it again. Thank you for all the wonderful staff at Perth Observatory - i left feeling very small and in awe of the universe you get to view so frequently and your passion and knowledge. The staff at the shop were very friendly and helpful too. Thank you.
  • This place is very nice. The people are devoted and are willing to educate others.
  • Really good tours and very knowledgeable staff great for all ages
  • Nice day out, very friendly people with excellent knowledge of the history behind the observatory.
  • Had a great time at the observatory, looking at the southern hemisphere sky. The weather was great, the sky was clear and lots of visitors at the tour. The tour is split into groups so we get to rotate between the domes. The onsite astronomers are very knowledgeable and they are happy to answer your questions. Getting there was easy enough.

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