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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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125 years for WA astronomy

By Melissa Sheil WESTERN Australia’s oldest observatory celebrated 125 years of scientific achievement this week, with the State Government gifting a generous present  of  $1.6 million in funding. Perth Observatory originally opened on September 29, 1896 on Mount Eliza in ...

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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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Observatory funding secures years of star gazing

By Melissa Sheil WHICHEVER way the vote goes for the upcoming March State election, Perth Observatory will come out victorious after receiving funding promises from both Labor and Liberal candidates. On Tuesday Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes promised Labor would provide ...

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