Perth Observatory

Observatories and Planetariums

Perth Observatory, located 25 kilometers east of Perth in Bickley, is Western Australia’s oldest observatory. The Observatory has served Western Australia for more than 120 years and remains actively involved in the public outreach and education. The Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005 in recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance.

Experience their amazing night sky through their wide range of 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 exhibit, astro-photographs 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.

Their day tours have been designed for school excursions. Students participate in activities around the Observatory’s grounds to broaden their knowledge of astronomy and physics.

They also cater for groups and clubs. The day or evening visit schedule can be tailored to suit your needs and a barbecue cooktop can also be made available if requested.

Facilities

Barbeque Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access

Rates

From AU$20.00

AUD40 per adult, AUD30 per concession and AUD20 per child.
These prices are for their Night Sky Tours.

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