Sunday Guided Day Tours are run from 1 to 4 pm.

Sundays are perfect to take family and friends sightseeing on a beautiful drive through the Bickley Valley for a special Guided Day Tour of the Perth Observatory.

Come up and see a jewel in the state’s history and see why the Observatory was so important to help the growth of the state of Western Australia and maybe see some Kangaroos as well. We’ll be doing guided site tours of the Observatory and solar experience tours at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm and 3 pm.

Guided Site Tour
Family: $50 (2 adults, up to 3 children)
Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Child (Aged 12-17): $10
Child (Below 12 years old): Free
  • Learn more about Perth Observatory with stories from Mt Eliza (1896 to 1965), our move to Bickley in 1966 and what we’ve done since then.
  • Step back in time in our museum and tour the Meridian, Astrograph & Calver Telescopes
  • Be enchanted with Worl Wangkiny
  • And discover what we are doing now with the Lowell, RCOP and Obsession Telescopes

Please Note: If you’re in a group of 20 or more, can you please let us know before Sunday so we can add extra volunteers on the day

Solar Experience Tour
Adult: $10
Concessions: $8
Child (Aged 12-17): $5
Child (Below 12 years old): Free
  • See our Collins Sundial and learn how it works and what’s an analemma
  • View the Sun safely through our Coronado Solar Telescope (If the weather permits)
  • Learn about what causes sunspots and coronal mass ejections and how they cause the auroras here on Earth
  • And learn about cool facts about the Sun and space probes that are helping us learn more about it
Museum Tour
It’s Free
  • Learn more about Perth Observatory with stories from Mt Eliza (1896 to 1965), our move to Bickley in 1966 and what we’ve done since then
  • Learn about timekeeping the Perth Observatory did and why it was important to
  • Learn about how photos were taken of the night sky and how they are taken today
  • Learn about the Mundrabilla Meteorite and meteors