About the Perth Observatory
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.  

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Do you want to be a Perth Observatory volunteer?

Do you meet the following criteria?

* Have an interest in astronomy
* Have 1 or 2 nights or days to spare each month
* Enjoy speaking with and meeting people
* Would like to enjoy special volunteer privileges
* Are over 18 years of age
* Have a current WA Drivers Licence
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We are seeking new volunteers to help run the evening star viewing and day tour programs. Successful applicants will receive training by experienced stafff and volunteers.

A selection process will determine the suitability of applicants.
Please follow this link for application details.

calendar image ONLINE TOURS CALENDAR
Find out what you might see on a night tour with our online tours calendar for 2013-14. Includes starting times for tours as well. A great tool to help you plan your visit.
moon image ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS CALENDAR
Significant astronomical events are included in our online astronomical events calendar. A handy reference tool to help you understand the night sky.
sunset image SOLAR, LUNAR & TWILIGHT CALENDAR
Rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and twilight for Western Australia until the year 2026 can be found in our:
online solar, lunar and twilight calendar.
OUR DETAILS
Perth Observatory
337 Walnut Rd, BICKLEY WA 6076
Tel: (08) 9293 8255
Fax: (08) 9293 8138
Email: perth.observatory@dpaw.wa.gov.au
Web: www.perthobservatory.wa.gov.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PerthObservatory
NEWS FLASH
Online museum coming soon.
We have been busy creating an onlinelightning bolt image version of the Perth Observatory Museum. It's an integral part of our tour program and we're making it more accessible - watch this space!
question mark imagePLEASE NOTE
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.

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