Perth Observatory Meridian Dome


The Perth Observatory Meridian Dome under the wonderful Milky way. Important Western Australian history and the stars coming together.



Perth Observatory Meridian Telescope Dome

Perth Observatory Meridian Telescope Dome

The Perth Observatory is an important historical site in Western Australia. For many years from the late 1800’s to the late 1900’s it performed critical activities for the WA government including time keeping, surveying and for the international community star catalogue observations. The meridian telescope & dome was central to this.

In this photograph the central bulge of the Milky Way is nicely positioned above the historic Meridian Dome at the Bickley site of the Perth Observatory. This dome was once manned every night of the year, with other support staff located in the nearby administration building. That was in the days when the Perth Observatory has a significant staff presence. You can picture yourself being out under this sky (or better, as it was less light polluted then) every night, not a bad workplace perhaps?┬áIt is worth keeping in mind the long shifts astronomers would work – from a couple of hours before sunset to a couple of hours after sunrise, and the trouble that kind of shift can be for family life.

20% of profits from all Perth Observatory astrophotography on my site is donated to the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group who continue science outreach activities at the Perth Observatory.

As with all my prints, these are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing

This astrophotograph can be purchased digitally for self-printing, use in books and publications, corporate material, marketing material, etc. Contact me to organise a copyright agreement.

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