Spring is an excellent time for visiting Perth Observatory – and there is so much to see in the coming months.

There are meteor showers, a lunar eclipse, conjunctions between the Moon and planets, and so much more. We can’t wait to show you them all.

We are also excited for a cornucopia of events happening on the hill at Bickley; there’s something for everyone.

From spooky events in October to a gas giants photography workshop with the esteemed Roger Groom, from the Geminids Meteor Shower night to a Doctor Who night tour. If nights aren’t easy for you to do, we’re still open every Sunday for day tours of Perth Observatory and grounds, including our now famous fairy doors.

I’m delighted to be celebrating the achievement of Perth Observatory’s honorary historian, Dr Craig Bowers, who has had a minor planet named after him. Not many people can say they have planets named in their honour!

Behind the scenes, the observatory is a hive of activity, as always.

Countless hours of work have gone into the new Perth Observatory website. Now live, it’s sleeker, faster and better than ever. A big thank you goes to Matt Woods and Roger Groom for their efforts in making this possible.

Speaking of new things, we recently received the final draft of the plan for our renovated museum. We’re also working on producing for you a ‘digital museum’ that we will be displaying while the physical museum is temporarily closed for the renovations.

The new museum’s plans are being kept closely under wraps at the moment, but I hope to be able to share them with you all in the next Perth Observatory Newsletter. Watch this space!

This quarter’s newsletter is packed full of pages and pages of great content for you to enjoy. Thanks to our editor-in-chief, Jay Chesters, for another great edition.

I hope to see you all soon under the stars at Western Australia’s oldest observatory!