Mt Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Nights

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2015. 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, including A/Prof. Paul Francis, and observations on several telescopes. 
A/Prof. Paul Francis's popular lecture series has almost 1 million views on YouTube!  He is an award winning astronomy educator, and has worked on comets and quasars.  Come along and bring questions about your favorite objects, no matter how big or small!
This event is free and open to the public. Warm clothing is recommended.
In the event of cloudy weather, star gazing will be cancelled (the talks will occur regardless of the weather). You can check out the weather at Mt Stromlo using our all sky camera.
2015 Dates:  24 April, 22 May, 19 June, 24 July, 21 August (World Record Stargazing Event), and 25 September.

Date & time

7–9pm 19 June 2015


Mt. Stromlo Observatory


A/Prof. Paul Francis
Mr. Vince Ford
Dr. Emma Kirby
Dr. Brad Tucker


 Brad Tucker / Emma Kirby
 02 6125 6711

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