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Published October 8th 2015
Open your mind to the mysteries of the universe
This is West Australia's longest serving observatory and after closing its doors due to lack of public funding, the Perth Observatory is now back open and run by a team of passionate and dedicated volunteer astronomers - most have degrees in physics, so you're in very knowledgeable hands.
The Night Tours are a fabulous way to get a closer look at our universe. You get to look through an amazing array of telescopes and see objects that are thousands of light-years away. What you see through the telescopes will depend on the month, light condition and weather but the guides will make sure you see the best that's on offer including other planets, globular clusters, nebulae, dying stars and other galaxies.
You'll also get a great naked eye tour of the milky way - find out where the constellations are and you might even see a shooting star. There's also a museum for visitors to look and get a deeper understanding of space science and the history of the Perth Observatory.
Night tours are available Friday and Saturday nights, as well as during the week on occasion. Costs are $38 for adults and $28 for concession card holders and children.