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Guided Site Tour

Perth Observatory

Sundays are perfect to take family and friends sightseeing on a beautiful drive through the Bickley Valley for a special Guided Tour of the Perth Observatory.

Come up and see a jewel in WA’s history, and see why the Observatory was so important to help the growth of the state of Western Australia – and maybe see some kangaroos as well!

Learn more about Perth Observatory with stories from Mt Eliza (1896 to 1965), our move to Bickley in 1966, and what we’ve done since then. Step back in time in our museum and tour the Meridian, Astrograph & Calver Telescopes. Be enchanted with Worl Wangkiny, celebrating 60,000 years of Noongar celestial storytelling, captured in an artwork painted onto the inner walls of a large part-constructed telescope dome. And discover what they are doing now with the Lowell, RCOP and Obsession Telescopes.

After your tour, enjoy a wander around the Perth Observatory Museum and see historical instruments, our meteorite exhibit, astrophotographs & 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.

Tours held every Sunday, on the half hour, from 1pm to 3.30pm.

For further information, and to book, visit the website.

Event Information

15/09/2024
1:00pm
- 3:30pm
Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Road, Bickley

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Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Road, Bickley
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