|About the Perth Observatory
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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|Astrofest: Saturday 28 March 2015; 5.30 - 9.30 pm
Astrofest is back for 2015. Get on down to Curtin Stadium on the Curtin University campus for Australia's largest annual astronomy festival. The Perth Observatory will have a stand at Astrofest so drop by and say hello. It's free to attend and attracts more than 4,000 people each year and features fun and engaging activities for people from all walks of life. Optical and radio telescopes, including some of the largest in the state, will be available throughout the evening to give festival-goers a fascinating look at some of the wonders of the Universe. A huge range of other interactive activities will also be on offer, including guided ‘tours’ of the night sky, astrophotography competition and displays, Scitech science shows, guest speakers, hands-on activities for people of all ages and lots more. The Perth Observatory is a proud supporter of Astrofest 2015.
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337 Walnut Rd, BICKLEY WA 6076
Tel: (08) 9293 8255
Fax: (08) 9293 8138
|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.