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    Poor hubby had backache that night when he tried to get out of the air mattress in the tent, i think he must have pulled something in his back. Now the past few days it has been my turn to have backache too. Aiyoo... getting old. hahahah.. lagi mau camping on 20th. Mampus lah me. hahahha

    Hopefully on the 20th, the weather will be good. This past weekend, it rained and snowed in Palomar mtn and the observatory tours was canceled so hubby didnt go do his volunteer work.
    On the 14th there is an event for docents and their family, to have a special tour. Woohoo!!!
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    For many years, I had always wanted to visit this Perth Observatory up in the hills but was conveniently forgotten until Lady Of Leisure mentioned it last few days.

    Western Australia’s oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served Western Australia for 119 years
    and remains actively involved in the service of public education.

    In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005.

    The Observatory is now run under a community partnership agreement between the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Perth Observatory
    Volunteer Group.

    There are great plans for the Observatory in the coming years and we are looking forward to inspiring the people to
    look up at the wonderful night skies of Perth.

    I had booked a Night Sky Tours at the end of May 2017 and I actually drove up the hills to familiarise myself with the bush yesterday using GPS in case I may get lost in the night.

    Here are some photos of the buildings there from yesterday trip.





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    Correction...I meant lady-o-leisure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
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    A Troughton and Simms meridian telescope! I was puzzling over how it could rotate in Right Ascension with the two supporting arms bolted down.....turns out it's not meant to. Ingenious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    For many years, I had always wanted to visit this Perth Observatory up in the hills but was conveniently forgotten until Lady Of Leisure mentioned it last few days.

    Western Australia’s oldest observatory is located 25km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served Western Australia for 119 years
    and remains actively involved in the service of public education.

    In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005.

    The Observatory is now run under a community partnership agreement between the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Perth Observatory
    Volunteer Group.

    There are great plans for the Observatory in the coming years and we are looking forward to inspiring the people to
    look up at the wonderful night skies of Perth.

    I had booked a Night Sky Tours at the end of May 2017 and I actually drove up the hills to familiarise myself with the bush yesterday using GPS in case I may get lost in the night.

    Here are some photos of the buildings there from yesterday trip.

    Thanks Naka , for sharing your pictures and info with us. Really looking forward to hearing about your tour next.
    I see one of the scopes in your pic has a solar filter on it. Did you get to look at the sun through the scope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure View Post
    Thanks Naka , for sharing your pictures and info with us. Really looking forward to hearing about your tour next.
    I see one of the scopes in your pic has a solar filter on it. Did you get to look at the sun through the scope?
    Actually I went to check the route and see the surrounding areas & I asked permission to walk around inside which was granted without paying anything.

    That Solar Scope was set up for a Group Tour & I had a brief look into it at the sun. It was really amazing.

    I wanted to try to take photos of the sun using my P/S camera but then this Group of Tour was coming & I gave way & moved away.

    I am still not sure if it will work.

    I looked around & it looks like September maybe the best month to look at the skies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned View Post
    A Troughton and Simms meridian telescope! I was puzzling over how it could rotate in Right Ascension with the two supporting arms bolted down.....turns out it's not meant to. Ingenious!
    Oh! that's the name...I forgot to zoom into the details.

    This was found in the lounge & apparently not in use.

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    There must be expensive instruments inside.

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