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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Perth Observatory

Perth Observatory
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Bickley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. The Observatory is open for day and night tours. Visit our website for information about our night sky viewing and day tours.
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

It was a gift for my 10 year old godson's birthday. He has an astrological bent so we went and looked at the moon and Venus (with a shadow) and stars and galaxies and a LONG LONG LONG way away. The volunteers were very knowledgable, helpful - understood kids and grownups and made the whole evening very very interesting! Take a jumper - in case, it gets cool at night.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Gildedgemini
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Perth, Australia
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Star gazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Bickley Observatory tours are interesting and unique. Imagine being in a secluded forest with telescopes and observatory domes close by along with experienced guides to show you features of the Milky Way, stars and Venus. Along with a small but interesting museum of all things celestial as well as a gift shop, the Observatory is a fascinating glimpse of other planets for us mere "earthlings".

Visited November 2013
1 Thank mary111
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102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great spot, great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

The observatory is the oldest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, the exhibits are good, and the staff is both knowledgeable and welcoming. They're also very flexible: the night I visited was partly cloudy - it even rained for a short while! - and the staff had to fall back on showing us other objects than the ones planned. Overall, thoroughly recommended!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank KlimtEastwood
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Perth, Australia
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439 reviews
238 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Apart from it being a freezing night that we visited, the whole experinec was fantastic. Took the family and they all loved it and can't wait to go back again. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and eager to share their knowledge

1 Thank ronp1954
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Twinkle twinkle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

This place was really interesting and I was really impressed by the location and the fabulous photos ect

1 Thank Dee R
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