Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2017. Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory and observations on several telescopes.
A/Prof. Charley Lineweaver can be frequently seen on ABC news, ABC's Catalyst and Channel 7's Sunrise as the resident astronomy guru. He is a world expert in cosmology, planets, and aliens. However, as an advocate of popular science education, he loves to talk about anything space related, so come along to try to stump him with your hardest astronomy question
We will also have a few special talks and events with NASA Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station, related to the end of the Cassini mission, happening this night!
Bookings essential. Entry by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended. Southern Cross Stromlo will also be open to serve cold and warm drinks, snacks, and hot soup and roll.
In the event of cloudy/bad weather, star gazing will be cancelled and the cafe may be closed (the talks will occur regardless of the weather). You can check out the weather at Mt Stromlo using our all sky camera.
2017 Dates: 21 April, 5 May, 2 June, 30 June, 28 July, 18 August, 15 September.