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Star astronomer relics on display

Perth Observatory

RARE items from the family collection of WA’s first Government Astronomer, William Ernest Cooke, have been donated and put on display at the Perth Observatory. As well as the donated items, which include a portrait of Cooke, personal letters to ...

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Astronomical namesake

By Melissa Sheil A MINOR planet now bears the name of one of Perth Observatory’s most celebrated astronomers. Minor Planet 1980 FF12 has officially been renamed 8138 Craigbowers, after Bickley resident and former astronomer Craig Bowers who worked at the ...

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