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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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Seeds in space

By Melissa Sheil AN intrepid group of Year 6 students have been selected to take part in a groundbreaking experiment on the effects of space travel on native Australian seeds. Woodlupine Primary School students Jett Ferguson, Sakhpreet Kaur, Cody Funnell ...

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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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