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The Perth Observatory is Western Australia's oldest observatory. Located 25km east of Perth in Bickley, the Observatory has served the state of Western Australia for over 100 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. n recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Perth Observatory was entered on the State's Heritage Register in 2005. The Perth Observatory is a part of the Department of Environment and Conservation.
Please 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.
|WINTER SOLSTICE - 21 JUNE 2013
The southern hemisphere's winter solstice will occur at 1:04 pm on 21 June 2013. At noon, the Sun will have reached its lowest altitude for the year - the shortest day of the year.
The short movie below shows the Sun reaching its highest declination on the celestial sphere.
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|CONSTELLATION OF CRUX (SOUTHERN CROSS)
In June, the Southern Cross can be viewed in the early evening sky, due south at a high altitude of sixty degrees. The Crux constellation is better known as the Southern Cross...more.
SOLAR, LUNAR, TWILIGHT CALENDAR
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Planetary configurations for 2013
Annular Eclipse of the Sun
Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Annual summer lecture 2013 success
Close approach Asteroid 2012 DA14
Huge asteroid's earth fly-by
Comet ISON - November 2013