Perth Observatory, Bickley

4.7
#1 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Western Australia
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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  • Went on the Sunday afternoon tour. Both me and Mr 10 yr old thought it was awesome. Heaps to see and learn. Beautiful bush surrounds. Volunteers who run it are lovely and informative. I would love to ...  more »
  • we had a wonderful night with the super team of volunteers at the Observatory check ou the museum so many great treasures there. the information from the team was fantastic once out looking at the sta...  more »
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  • 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.
  • So many amazing telescopes for astro gazing, fantastic volunteers and kangaroos who think that they own the place! ❤️

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