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Perth Observatory

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Address: Perth Observatory 337 Walnut Rd, Bickley, Western Australia 6076, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 92938255
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in...

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. The Observatory is open for day and night tours. Visit our website for information about our night sky viewing and day tours.

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Great night for the family from aged 8 to 78 Volunteers gave amazing information access to lot of telescopes

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great night for the family from aged 8 to 78 Volunteers gave amazing information access to lot of telescopes

Thank 67perthgirl
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Observatory last night and had a great time. To see other planets, stars, nebulae and even other galaxies was an awe inspiring experience. The staff were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable and you could see that they were passionate about their subject. They certainly made the night the experience that it was. In conclusion,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. The tour guides are not only knowledgeable but entertaining. The night was extremely enjoyable. Worth the visit.

Thank Susanna N
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having the experience to view planets in detail and see nebulae and star clusters is an opportunity of a lifetime. Perth observatory offers these experience all year round, and at a decent price.

Thank Dusty E
Perth, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Definietely one for everyone's bucket list. Visited last night with other family members and we rated the experience one of the best we have ever done had. A huge thank you to Matt and all the wonderful volunteers involved we will be back.

1 Thank gandcwallace
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

we had a wonderful experience at the Observatory !! Matt was fabulous and very accomodating - and funny too !!

2 Thank Kylie A
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I "Named a star" as a gift to my children when their father passed just a few weeks ago. This prompted a visit to the Bickley Observatory. O M G. I can't believe how beautiful our universe is. The volunteers who escort you and take you through the experience of "Star Gazing" are so informative and interesting they made the... More 

1 Thank Pearl A
East Fremantle, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A group of photographers on a guided tour of the Observatory, taking advantage of a "dark sky" to photograph the heavens. We had a wonderful experience, with several of the volunteers from the Observatory providing us with technical information and showing us around the various telescopes - concluding with a tour of the Observatory's museum, which has fascinating and quite... More 

Thank ccmpl2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Thank You to the people here at Perth Observatory, you made my March with your Summer Lecture, I have always wanted to get closer to the stars and now I feel I've found the place to explore the skies from...I especially loved when the moonlight projected through the lens of the telescope onto the inside of the dome and showed... More 

Thank Hannah M
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I attended a night viewing at the observatory and found it most interesting and a wonderful experience of seeing our stars close up. Thank you to the very knowledgeable volunteers

Thank Liz F

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