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Western Australia's oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA for 118 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. Perth Observatory is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife.
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|Night Sky Blog for 25 January 2015
Venus is still lurking in the twilight. From our earthbound viewpoint it's still not far enough away from the sun to appear in its time-honoured role as the brilliant "evening star". You'll find Venus low in the WSW at dusk, about 40 minutes after sunset. Mars is above and well to the right of Venus, and just looks like a medium-bright, slightly orange-coloured star. These two evening planets will converge until they're very close, about a month from now. At present, Jupiter looks brighter than Venus as we can see it rising against a dark background. Jupiter rises in the ENE at about 8:20pm, culminates high in the north around 1:30am and stands out in the NW sky at daybreak. Saturn rises in the ESE at about 1:30am and is high in the east at daybreak. The waxing crescent moon dominates the evening skies - first quarter, evening half -moon phase, occurs on Tuesday.
Night Sky Blog: http://www.perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/nightskyblog.htm
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|SOLAR, LUNAR & TWILIGHT
Check the rise and set times for the sun, moon, and twilight (civil, nautical and astronomical) from 18 locations across WA until the year 2026.
Solar, Lunar & Twilight Calendar
The Perth Observatory cannot provide the following information for use in statutory declarations for evidence in a court of law: natural lighting, rise/set phenomena, lunar phases and illumination.