Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

74" Telescope at Mount Stromlo

Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites. Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years and, prior to the 2003 firestorm, had grown from a small outpost of pioneering astronomers to one of the great observatories of the world.

Its history includes designing optical munitions during the Second World War, weathering two devastating bushfires and earning one Nobel Prize. Come along and learn about the history, the science, and the future of Mount Stromlo Observatory.

As most of the tour is outdoors, we recommend bringing a sun hat and water as well as a warm jacket.

2018 Dates: 25 February, 18 March, 14 April, 10 June, 14 July, 12 August, 6 October, 2 December

Date & time

9.30–11am 25 February 2018
9.30–11am 18 March 2018
9.30–11am 14 April 2018
9.30–11am 10 June 2018
9.30–11am 14 July 2018
9.30–11am 12 August 2018
9.30–11am 6 October 2018
9.30–11am 2 December 2018


Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre


 Brad Tucker
 02 6125 6711

Updated:  23 February 2018/Responsible Officer:  RSAA Director/Page Contact:  Webmaster