Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA for 119 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.
Experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our night sky tours. Our Volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere?s
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sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
Our day tours have been designed for school excursions and relate to the Australian National Curriculum. The students will participate in activities around the Observatory?s grounds to broaden their knowledge of astronomy and physics while seeing our range of modern and historical telescopes. Each activity takes 30 minutes, 25 minutes for the activity and a five minute changeover time.