Lotterywest Heritage Conversation: Climate, Chronometers and Computers

Please join us for a talk about the history of the Old Observatory by historian Dr Janet Baldwin, followed by refreshments.

Originally the residence for the Western Australia’s Government Astronomer and the offices for the observatory, 2022 marks 125 years since the building we refer to today as the ‘Old Observatory’ was completed.

Now the central office for the National Trust of Western Australia, we’re celebrating this milestone with a Lotterywest Heritage Conversation dedicated to the history of the Old Observatory.

Join us to hear from historian and researcher, Dr Janet Baldwin, as she shares some of the insights gained in writing her book, Telescopes, Timekeeping and Teabag Jigglers: The Oral History of Perth Observatory.

The talk will take place in the Annexe, with refreshments to follow in the Drawing Room of the Old Observatory.

Tickets are limited so please book in advance.

Ticket prices: $15 General | $12 Concession | $10 Member (plus booking fee)

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If you have any access requirements that we should be aware of, please let us know during the registration process or get in touch with National Trust of Western Australia via phone (08) 9321 6088 or email

This event is part of the Western Australian Heritage Festival, supported by Lotterywest.

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Lotterywest Heritage Conversation: Climate, Chronometers and Computers

Tuesday 30 August, 6.00 to 7.30 pm

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