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 Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths, and observations on several telescopes.
Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths is an internationally recognised radio astronomer, the 2006 recipient of the Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year and 2015 winner of the Pawsey Medal of the Australian Academy of Science. Her research has provide insights into the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, and how it interacts with its neighbors. Naomi is playing a leading role in the scientific exploitation of the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder and Australia's participation in the SKA.
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.