|About the Perth Observatory
Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served the state of WA for over 100 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state's Heritage Register in 2005. The Perth Observatory is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife.
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|SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL SUMMER LECTURE FOR 2014
On Friday 21 February 2014, the Perth Observatory hosted one of its most successful summer lecture's to date. Dr Gretchen Benedix-Bland, Senior Lecturer in Geology and Geophysics at Curtin
University, delivered an outstanding lecture entitled 'Mars today and its geology'. From 6:00pm, a sellout crowd enjoyed dinner on the back lawn of the Perth Observatory, entertained by the band Effulgent. Dr Bland's lecture began at 8:00pm and was followed by question time. The evening was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of the Perth Observatory staff and dedicated band of volunteers.
Photograph courtesy Geoff Scott.
| ONLINE TOURS
Find out what you might see on a night tour with our online tours calendar for 2013-14. A great tool to help you plan your visit.
| ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS
Significant astronomical events are included in our online astronomical events calendar. A handy reference tool.
| SOLAR, LUNAR & TWILIGHT
Rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and twilight for WA until 2026 can be found in our:
online solar, lunar and twilight calendar.
|ASTROFEST returns for 2014 on March 8. Entry is free and the festival runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Curtin Stadium, Curtin University. We'll be there - see brochure for more information.|
337 Walnut Rd,
BICKLEY WA 6076
Tel: (08) 9293 8255
Fax: (08) 9293 8138
|GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Phone us on 9293 8255 to purchase a gift voucher. Vouchers can be redeemed for day or night tours or spent in our gift shop. A unique gift idea for your friends, family or colleagues. Vouchers valid for 12 months from purchase date.
The Perth Observatory cannot provide the following information for use in statutory declarations for evidence in a court of law: natural lighting, rise/set phenomena, lunar phases and illumination.