Cosmic karma rewards volunteers who kept Perth Observatory open

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The observatory trialled digital cameras in 1986 to snap Halley’s comet, but they were far larger than today’s devices. The dome was preserved and moved to Bickley in 1962. “[But] it would need a lot of time and money to get it working,” Mr Woods said.Perth joins the International Planetary PatrolHigh up in the observatory tower is the Lowell telescopeIt was donated by the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona so Perth could be part of a NASA program, the International Planetary Patrol, from 1970 to 1976.”We were part of a group of different telescopes where NASA could get 24/7 access to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,” Mr Woods explained.”They had probes and they wanted to see cloud rotations on Venus. “There is nothing like looking at Saturn and seeing the rings on a crisp night, seeing the actual division between the rings.”Or seeing something like the Tarantula Nebula which is 160,000 light years away from our own galaxy.”Stuff like that just blows your mind when you have a look at it and you just see what an awesome place the universe is.”Perth Observatory is hosting a free event for Stargazing Live on May 23, when visitors can participate in the attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for most people stargazing across multiple venues. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
“It’s one of a kind; the mount is specifically built for Perth and it’s pointing at our south celestial pole.”The telescope captured Halley’s comet on glass in 1910, and snapped its last image in 1998. Photo:
Matt Woods, tour administrator at Perth Observatory, says nothing beats seeing the stars with your own eyes. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
The observatory is also a museum dedicated to Perth’s long history in astronomy research.It was responsible for 10 per cent of the images captured worldwide of Halley’s comet in the 1980s, and was one of two observatories that discovered the rings around Uranus.”We live in an area where there are telescopes on the east coast and then there is nothing else until you get to South Africa, so we are smack, bang in the middle of where we need to be,” Mr Woods said. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
“They gave us a one-year commercial lease agreement and said if we were really good, we were probably looking at a three or four-year lease after that,” he said.”We actually got 10 years after that first year.”We are really excited that we have been able to get the observatory back up and running.”Perth’s unique view of the universeThese days the facility’s volunteers run night sky tours, day tours with school groups and look after the telescopes and grounds in the Bickley hills. Photo:
The astrographic telescope bought for Perth Observatory by Sir William Ernest Cooke in 1896. Photo:
The first Perth Observatory in West Perth. “It is actually two telescopes — one where you look out and one with the glass plate for capturing images,” Mr Woods said. Photo:
Halley’s comet was photographed on glass in 1910 at the Perth Observatory. And against all odds they did.It’s an achievement tour administrator Matt Woods is enormously proud of. It’s no longer a research site, but a dedicated group of volunteers who love staring at the night sky are determined to keep the Perth Observatory open.In 2013 the State Government cut the research program at the Bickley observatory, and two years later all staff but one, a caretaker, were made redundant.This effectively ended the observatory’s role in offering science education and stargazing tours.But then a group of 80 volunteers rallied, focused on keeping the facility open. Nothing beats looking at the starsWhile the Government has now switched its focus and funding to radio astronomy, including the Square Kilometre Array in the Mid West, among the general public there is an enduring fondness for old-fashioned stargazing.The observatory hosts hundreds of visitors, even during winter, on its tours. “It was one of the first jobs that our first government astronomer, Sir William Ernest Cooke, had after planting the foundation stone,” Mr Woods said.”He got on a ship, went to England and did a tour of the telescope makers.”Cooke settled on a telescope made by famed Irish maker Sir Howard Grubb and it was installed by 1901. Photo:
The Lowell telescope was a valued part of the International Planetary Patrol in the 1970s. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
“With Mars, they were looking for dust storms because the Mariner probes were going out there.” The Lowell telescope is more of a giant camera; it cannot be used to view space directly.With its huge lens pointed skyward, the astronomers would take photographs on film and analyse them after they were developed.In 1976 it was instrumental in the discovery of rings around Uranus — a realisation only made when they looked at the developed film the next day. The volunteers would love to restore it. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
“There is something about just looking through an actual eye piece and seeing it for yourself,” Mr Woods said. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)
Century-old astrographic telescope preservedIt also still houses the first telescope bought when the observatory was founded in West Perth in 1896, along with the original mount and dome, which was transported intact when the observatory moved to the hills in 1962.
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Dedicated volunteers keep the Perth Observatory going. (ABC Radio Perth: Emma Wynne)

Perth Observatory reopens with volunteer astronomers
Inside the old Perth observatory in West Perth
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J-Soul – Mod Ting lyrics

World spinning, friends switching
Fuck with it ’til the money start missing
Y’all tripping, quit dissing
I’m on a mod ting, what the fuck was I thinking? On a mod ting, on a mod ting
On a mod ting, on a mod ting
[Outro]
On a mod ting, on a mod ting yeah And my pockets lighten up but won’t pick up my phone
And all this fake attention’s getting crazy now
I’m heading back to black, I’m feeling Amy now
[Chorus]
World spinning, friends switching
Fuck with it ’til the money start missing
Y’all tripping, quit dissing
I’m on a mod ting, what the fuck was I thinking? [Post-Chorus]
On a mod ting, on a mod ting
On a mod ting, on a mod ting
[Bridge]
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
You just don’t know
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
Crazy, I’ll go crazy
You just don’t know
[Post-Chorus]
What the fuck was I thinking? World spinning, friends switching
Fuck with it ’til the money start missing
Y’all tripping, quit dissing
I’m on a mod ting, what the fuck was I thinking? [Verse 1]
The fuck I’m doing sitting in this club alone? [Post-Chorus]
On a mod ting, on a mod ting
On a mod ting, on a mod ting
[Verse 2]
Ask me if I’m fine, no
Take a look at my soul
Bet you’ll never find it
Wonder why I’m violent
I can’t even sleep no more
Doctor told me that I can’t drink no more
But I came here to pour it up
Tell the tender fill my cup
[Chorus]
Cause my world spinning, friends switching
Fuck with it ’til the money start missing
Y’all tripping, quit dissing
I’m on a mod ting, what the fuck was I thinking?

Kelela – The High lyrics

[Verse 1]
My lips are creeping up your neck
You shiver and try to pull back
And forth and back and forth with it
You’re a star that’s what you said
[Hook]
And I’d do anything for the high
That’s what you said
(That’s what you said)
(That’s what you said)
And I’d do anything for the high
[Verse 2]
Your hands are firm around my waist
They’re moving south my saving grace
Patience was wearing oh so thin
A surge of adrenaline
[Hook]
And I’d do anything for the high
And I’d do anything for the high
[Vocal Interlude]
[Bridge]
I never knew I never cared
I wonder how it came to this
I play it over in my head
You’re watching video instead
[Outro]
And we’d do anything for the high
Must you leave now
(Why must you leave now)
(That’s what you said)
(That’s what you said)
(That’s what you said)
(That’s what you said)

Stacey J – Too Much lyrics

Intro
Stacey j
No 1 in African
Eazyprince on beat
Nahahaha
Listen
Verse 1
When am in trouble you gonna
Rescue me rescue me
If am in pain you gonna console me
Console me
When I need you uhh you gonna satisfy me satisfy me
You stand by me when people stand against me
Cos you my baby
Hook
E dey sweet me for body yoh
E dey sweet me for body oh oh
Baby carry me go away baby carry me go away
Dodorimado dodorimado oh oh narararara
Chorus
Baby you are too much oh
You are too much oh
Me and you go dey
Baby you are too much oh
You are too much onyekemo
Baby you are too much oh
You are too much oh
Me and you forever ah ah ah
Verse 2
You are giving me everything that I need oh
Ah ah ah
You showed me too much love baby oh
Your love dey killing me softly
Your love dey killing me eh eh
For your love I go go to American for your love
I go go to London oh my baby yeah
Baby yoh oh oh
You are my irreplaceable my one and only
No one but you, no one but you ah ah
Your love dey sweet for my belle
E dey totori my heart
Oh my baby oh
Dio dio dio dio dio dio oh
You are too much oh
Hook
E dey sweet me for body oh
E dey sweet me for body oh
Baby carry me go away baby carry me
Go away
Dodorimado dodorimado oh
Narararara
Chorus
Bsby you are too much oh
You are too much oh
Me and you go dey
Baby you are too much oh you are too much oh
Onyekemo oh
Babby you are too much oh
You are too much oh
Me and you forever ah ah ah
Is stacey j
Stacey j upon the sing
Ah ah ah ah
Eazy prince upon the beat oh
Ah ah ah ah

JINX (jr.) – No Better lyrics

With Common Sense You ain’t gonna get no growner than that. If it ain’t Common, then it don’t make any Sense. Everything is Common Sense. Common Sense. Tell Me something that makes Sense. If it don’t make any Sense, then it ain’t Common. You can’t get no better than that. It’s using Common Sense. It’s Common to make Sense. It’s good to have Common Sense. I wish all of Us would use it. If You know anything. If You use Your brain. If You are any smarter than that, then I doubt it. You can’t survive without it. It’s Common. Whenever You need help, find some Common Sense. You need Common Sense to know something. Common Sense. You can’t know more than Common Sense. Everybody need Common Sense. It’s Common Sense. I don’t know what People would do without it. Everyone has Common Sense. It’s good if You got Common Sense.

JINX (jr.) – Mines lyrics

Need to leave with Your friends then go ahead and shout. It’s on a street with Security Guards where nobody is allowed. I know that almost each and every one of You want to send out the hounds. You need to get up out of here, so use a different route. I just remembered something. You might not have known it was before, but imma tell You that it’s Mine now. Alright. Until Ya’ll learn some sense, then don’t come back around about. Oh. I’m going to go back inside, before somebody think that I’m a Clown. What are You doing in them shoes? There is nothing to look back on and send for Your things and resign. The only time anyone drinks around here, I’m buying. Nice bright and shiny it can easily draw a crowd. Now everybody just go ahead and settle down. Maybe not. Would a Bus Driver put themselves in that kind of danger, at night? Oh You might not have known it was before, but imma tell You that it’s Mine now. Got nowhere to go, then come and get warm, but Sike. I don’t got no work for You, unless You’re rich and fine. Oh. Standing on the porch after I told everybody to get out. Don’t let Me catch none of Ya’ll back around here holding up a sign. Built just for Me and I would like to thank the builders from the clouds. Better find a job before the Economy decline. I don’t want to hear or see You, so why do You waste Your time trying? Go into Town. And would You look at this whole new room that I found. It’s Mine. You look like You on the bottle, but it ain’t none of the property’s wine. Spend some of that money and rent one of them bikes. Don’t worry about it, because it’s Mine. Crime is uncontrolled so You may not wanna take a hike. Always keep the Peace because no one can come up on the grounds. Somebody will probably rob You for Your Nikes. Everybody looks shocked ain’t even making a sound.

JINX (jr.) – Donut Breaks lyrics

What do you mean, You got nothing and I’m clean. If You saved a little money, then You should never ever brag. A ball 50 and My word or insubordinance and Jail. Yeah, I just wanted to question all the Black Men and Brown Teens. Acting like the Judge of Heaven, but raising up the Hell. I don’t like Crooked Officers, so I’m taking it to His Court. Stay in the Yard and try to stay up out one spot. I might as well take the stuff back and put the money back in the Bank. Walked out a Store, an Officer asked Me my name? Told Me to put up My hands and immediately began frisking. Probation for paraphernalia or a tracking device or tapped cell. Last week somebody took one like that right out the thang. Even if You are doing nothing and have to stand around and wait. No, not Me Officer and He threw me on the car near the tank. Police walked up and asked, did I hear any busting. You smell just like it, what you got, some Dro? They watching were You go, what You drank and what You is and what You aint. Like a Pirate with an iron, Like I’m fixing to walk a plank. Before I begin to talk The Dog was all Tell. Whenever anybody think they see a Crooked Cop. Back in the Government Yard again, but this time I got mail. Where You get the shoes, the bag and the chain? Don’t even look happy and don’t even take a drag. You got 30 days to pay it, get Him his papers and wish Him well. Never run into a Crooked Police Officer on Donut and Coffee Breaks. Be on the look out for the Feds, I just read in a Horoscope. Had a bag full of weed, because He left prints and a stank. You aint hear it, but you know about the dead body missing. In the Government Yard other than that I got nothing. He said, Oh do You sell dope? Got a silver chain around your neck, make sure You wear the price tag. Some Dank? If you got nappy hair, don’t even wear a rag. I said nope why what’s up? Even though they got white hoods, a White House a white wig and face paint. Back at the Yard about 150 short. Officer gave Me a ticket, for smelling like gas and looking to high over My sank.

JINX (jr.) – Avoid A Snake lyrics

Want to start all the drama and open up a case. Wouldn’t go nowhere without some make-up on Your face. Everybody wonder like the World is a mystery. City to City, State to State and Place to Place. Most People can hardly take care of themselves, so how could they watch and pet other People. If a Grave Digger couldn’t find a shovel, then they would probably use a rake. Could’ve been anybody else, like a God and a Church. Men or Women. Go to Church and want to sit up in the steeple. In an Afterlife, some want a sequel. Smile when they see You, but frown down upon You when they don’t. I never want anyone to try to put Me first. But they want You to look at them with their selfish selves. Used to sell the Children, now they sell the whole Birth. If We all should’ve came together, then Ya’ll could’ve stayed where Ya’ll were. It seems it can’t get any worse with Everybody dising Grace. And most of them don’t care about no body else. Got something worthless before a life and as long as they got it loses worth. People act just like the Devil too, they roll their eyes and curse You. If Heaven was on Earth and Earth was on Heaven, then they’d choose Earth. They always say they would help You, but You will soon see that they won’t. Wherever You may go in the whole wide World, it is impossible to avoid a Snake. If they wasn’t so curious then they probably would’ve never met Me. No one can talk about anyone by their name, but race.

JINX (jr.) – Allow Me To Assist lyrics

For New Years’ many People will be ready for a whole new year of this. Like they find it hard to lift a fork to take it all in and swallow. A Prisoner of a War, but many of You don’t know because You wasn’t here for that one. Integrated like I just jumped Ship, broke the Chain and made My escape, but I’d be going backwards. Let me guess, when the old folks are enslaved and the young minds are corrupted. Like a saying gets back to Us all, like Envy is bliss. A Rescue Kit for the Homeless and a Rescue Squad to take them in. Ignoring everything that We achieved from cracking whips and breaking backs to take it all back. You have to get to know yourself, because I can no longer assist. If most of Us are starving, then where is it going to end. A War over material things and colors and a free World Hallucinogenic. While the Elderly find it hard and the Infants are getting sick. What is expected of the Migrants has already been done. To any Country Man or Women, from any other Country. Watching Life fall in ruin and what is going to happen to the others. It’s a cycle of Life that Generations can’t seem to fix. Whether You blend in or not You’re looking at all You’re gonna get. Drinking trying to stand up around explosives and blowing kisses. I know some of Us out there may find it a little hard to follow. To becoming Rulers of the World to pick up the slack from another. But all of Us should know about bread and butter, when People make a toast and the moment when We got nothing. Many don’t see a problem, as long as they can be part of the pick. The real reason why things like this happen is…
Everybody see the point and every one of them seem to miss. You know someone got them a brand new piece for Christmas, while one of Us would be satisfied with a little food and some dishes. Some People might be happy with it all, because they mix. Let Me try an introduce myself, as hard as it may be.

JINX (jr.) – When A Good Thang Ain’t lyrics

See something they like, no Penny Saver just run Caper. A job is hazardous in trash, but many still gotta make a living amongst some. Living like a Slave and acting like a Puppet. You usually won’t miss a good thang until it ain’t. Either You check or get exed or watch somebody else spoil everything for Us. Electing someone to rob You and at least one’ll Vote for em. The World is losing support and all The People need a cane. The only way to fit in is if You can’t cut it. Appoint another Corrupt Individual to make a Rule, then things won’t exactly rearrange. Got You working everyday, but You won’t amount to nothing. Everybody acts like the World revolves around Paper. As long as We all are Free and One there shouldn’t be a reason why a certain one can’t come. You usually won’t miss a good thang, until it ain’t. Ignoring Our Rights until Everybody goes insane. When Corrupt Politicians are out of Office, maybe things will finally Change. In the middle of a Political Dispute and outside in the rain. Begging for Money to get it, while a Worker barely makes none. Don’t wonder how You got it, they just want some of it. Trying to control the World and destroy the Peoples brain. Chained and locked away, if We can’t take it. When what You thought You had is all gone, You’ll wonder why You didn’t thank. If We need to do it, We won’t get it done. People let People like this make decisions for them. Whatever they gave You, it ain’t much that You can do with. Politicians call on the People for one thing and that is when they’re Outsourcing. If you got a little something, they coming to take You under. The way the Politicians do it, You earn or pay or they’ll make Ya.

Clean Bandit – See Mi Yeh lyrics

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Clean Bandit – Life lyrics

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Clean Bandit – Disconnect lyrics

(feat. Marina And The Diamonds)
[Verse 1]
I’ve been feeling anxious, ain’t been feeling right
I’ve been staying up, yeah, staying up all night
I’ve been calling exes, trying to disconnect
I can’t cut the wires running ’round my head, head
[Pre-Chorus]
Need to look after myself, yeah, I need to take a breath
Need to look after my health, yeah, I need to disconnect
[Chorus]
Yeah, I need to take a breath, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Yeah, I need to disconnect, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
[Verse 2]
I go all out all night yeah, I go home alone
Sleeping in my bed, head beside my phone (phone)
Looking at a screen glowing in the dark (glowing in the dark)
I just wanna dream, but I can’t seem to switch off
[Pre-Chorus]
Need to look after myself, yeah, I need to take a breath
Need to look after my health, yeah, I need to disconnect
[Chorus]
Yeah, I need to take a breath, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Yeah, I need to disconnect, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
[Interlude]
Feel my body shutting down
I don’t wanna hear a sound
Feel my battery running low
I don’t wanna be alone
[Chorus – Shortened]
Yeah, I need to take a breath
Yeah, I need to disconnect
[Bridge]
Feel my fuse about to blow
Babe, I need to hit the road
Don’t know where I wanna go
I don’t wanna be alone
Living through a telephone
Like a body covered in chrome
Feel my body shutting down
I don’t wanna hear a sound
[Chorus – Shortened]
Yeah, I need to take a breath
Yeah, I need to disconnect
[Outro]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ohh

Clean Bandit – Should’ve Known Better lyrics

Now I’m gonna leave your ass behind
[Pre-Chorus]
And you’re never gonna change my mind
We’ve been here about a thousand times
Should’ve never let you back inside
Inside my mind
[Chorus]
I should’ve known better
Then to let you break my heart
I should’ve known better
I believed you from the start
And now we’re wasting all this time
I should’ve known better
So I’m taking back my life
[Post-Chorus]
Should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that [Verse 1]
I’m out of your control
There’s nowhere left to hide
I packed my bags at midnight
To leave this mess behind
Me, myself and I
Have read between the lines
Left the engine running
I guess this is goodbye
[Pre-Chorus]
And you’re never gonna change my mind
We’ve been here about a thousand times
Should’ve never let you back inside
Inside my mind
[Chorus]
I should’ve known better
Then to let you break my heart
I should’ve known better
I believed you from the start
And now we’re wasting all this time
I should’ve known better
So I’m taking back my life
[Post-Chorus]
Should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that
[Verse 2]
Looking back, I know
You had me hypnotized
Since I’ve got my senses
I see right through your lies
Now you’re on your own
You call me every night
You’re looking through our photos
But I didn’t even save mine
[Pre-Chorus]
And you’re never gonna change my mind
We’ve been here about a thousand times
Should’ve never let you back inside
Inside my mind
[Chorus]
I should’ve known better
Then to let you break my heart
I should’ve known better
I believed you from the start
And now we’re wasting all this time
I should’ve known better
So I’m taking back my life
[Post-Chorus]
Should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known, should’ve known better
Should’ve known, should’ve known
I should’ve known better than that
[Bridge]
Finally you opened up my eyes
Why’d it take so long to see the light?