Welcome To The Perth Observatory
Your Gateway To Your Universe
Thank you for visiting the Perth Observatory Web Site
Western AustraliaвЂ™s oldest observatory is positioned 35 kilometer east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has offered WA for over 120 years and stays earnestly active in the service of general public training. In recognition of the clinical, social and historic importance, the Observatory ended up being entered in the stateвЂ™s Heritage Register in 2005. The Observatory is currently run under community partnership agreement amongst the Department of Parks and Wildlife and also the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group.
Winter tours night
Astronomers say the best time for viewing our southern skies is during Winter. Well, this season our volunteers that are passionate the Perth Observatory are selling to brave the cooler climate to demonstrate you planets, as well as the galactic centre moving overhead exposing many deep-sky treasures you canвЂ™t see in summertime.
If you can find clouds and on occasion even rain in the night weвЂ™ll then provide you with with an incredible guided tour for the Observatory. In either case, we hand out hot chocolate at the conclusion of this evening so why perhaps not placed on your warmest layer, beanie and boots in and join us regarding the hilltop for a really experience that is different.
Class tours day
Our main college day trips were made for main college excursions for pupils from Year 3 вЂ“ 12 months 6 and relate solely to the National that is australian Curriculum. The students will take part in tasks round the ObservatoryвЂ™s grounds and structures to broaden their understanding of astronomy and physics while seeing our number of contemporary and historic telescopes.
The utmost quantity of pupils that we could take care of in one single trip is 60 and that can only be handled if five or even more tasks are opted for.