|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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|Night Sky Report: 24 November 2014
The International Space Station (ISS) is making a series of good evening passes for observers in the south-west of the state. Tonight (Monday) it will be low in the SW at 7:56:15pm, very high in the NW at 7:59:30, NNE at 8:01:55. These predictions are for the Perth region. Elsewhere, and for other dates and times, check www.heavens-above.com. Note that the brightness, represented as “magnitude”, is greater when preceded by a minus. For example: Venus, the brightest starlike object, generally has a magnitude of -4 or brighter. It’ll be visible low in the WSW at dusk at Christmas. Jupiter, currently the brightest starlike object in the early morning sky, is at magnitude -2. Mars, the only “eyeball” planet in the evening sky at present, is only at about magnitude +1, looking like a medium-bright star well up in the west at dusk. New moon was Saturday, phase zero. The waxing crescent moon is currently the main feature of the early evening sky. First quarter’s this Saturday. Check out our Night Sky Report blog.
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