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The Perth Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Western Australia, Australia. The original Perth observatory was constructed in 1896 and was officially opened in 1900 by John Forrest, the first premier of Western Australia. Its chief roles were keeping Standard Time for Western Australia and meteorological data collection.
In the 1960s light pollution from the city of Perth forced the relocation of the Observatory to its current site in the Mt. Gungin in the Darling Ranges . Currently the Observatory is involved in Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT).
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