Past events

Mt. Stromlo Observatory 74" at Night
7.30–9.30pm 7 October 2016
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016. Come and see the rings...
11am–12pm 6 October 2016
Multi-wavelength observations spanning the full ultraviolet to radio spectral range are becoming available not only for local galaxies, but also for samples of increasingly high...
9.30am 6 October – 4.30pm 7 October 2016
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, runs a number of bachelors and higher degree research programs, including honours, PhD and a...
9.30am 6 October 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
9.30am 5 October 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
9.30am 4 October 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
Charley Lineweaver
11.30am 2 October 2016
Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver is on the search for Aliens. Join us to find out why he thinks we're unlikely find them.  Cost $5.
9.30am 29 September – 4.30pm 30 September 2016
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, runs a number of bachelors and higher degree research programs, including honours, PhD and a...
9.30am 29 September 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
9.30am 28 September 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
Artists impression of New Horizons probe Pluto and Charon
11.30am 27 September 2016
When the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015 it sent back amazing pictures of a very complex and surprising world. Was it enough to prove Pluto should be reinstated as...
11am–12pm 27 September 2016
In galaxy evolution studies, the galaxies and their central super-massive black holes are commonly linked together through bulge growth scenario's. The evidence is the tight...
9.30am 27 September 2016
Explore the Solar system, the Galaxy and the Universe with astronomers from ANU. Fun activities to get you moving and get you thinking. Bring warm clothes in case we run around...
Giant_Magellan_Telescope_-_artist's_concept
11.30am 26 September 2016
Future telescopes will give an unprecedented view of the Universe - not just stars and galaxies, but individual planets, and maybe even other life forms. Professor Matthew...
Galactic cluster
11.30am 25 September 2016
We can see far-away stars because they burn so brightly. But how about black holes, dark matter and dark energy? Dr Phil Dooley will explain how Astronomers know the dark side of...
Sea level changes
11.30am–12pm 24 September 2016
Our planet's climate is a much more than just the atmosphere. Professor Eelco Rohling studies the ice caps and the oceans, he'll explain how the whole system fits...
Mt. Stromlo Observatory
7–9pm 23 September 2016
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016. Come and see the rings...
11am–12pm 22 September 2016
Gas accreting onto halos and filaments is expected to heat to the "virial temperature" of the perspective structure and produce a hydrostatic, stable atmosphere. I will show that...
Galactic cluster
11.30am–12pm 18 September 2016
We can see far-away stars because they burn so brightly. But how about black holes, dark matter and dark energy? Dr Phil Dooley will explain how Astronomers know the dark side of...
meteor + time lapse sky
2pm 17 September 2016
Where do meteorites come from and what are they? Dr Emma Kirby has the answers!

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