Perth Observatory

Observatories and Planetariums

Perth Observatory, located 40 minutes east of Perth in Bickley, is Western Australia’s oldest observatory. The Observatory has served Western Australia for more than 125 years and remains actively involved in public outreach and education.

Experience the amazing southern night sky through their telescopes at their night tours. Their volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including nebulas, planets and enormous star clusters.

Browse their museum and see historical instruments, meteorite exhibits, astrophotographs and artwork and admire the beauty of the Atlas Coelestis, the first Star Atlas ever printed in 1729 from the work of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory in Great Britain.

Night tours are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During the school holidays, night tours are also held on Thursday nights. Tours commence at 7.30 pm or 8.30 pm depending on the month and run for 1.5 to 2 hours. See the website for further details.

Facilities

Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access

Membership

Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC

Rates

From AU$25.00

AUD25 – Child aged 5-17 years
AUD35 – Concession
AUD50 – Adult
Prices are for the Night Sky Tours

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