Public viewing nights with CAS and Scope Café
Scope and the Canberra Astronomical Society (CAS) have joined together to offer public viewing nights using the CAS telescopes. Come along and explore the night sky while enjoying some delicious Scope pizza. The Scope Mount Stromlo and the Canberra Astronomical Society websites provide more information and dates.
Make sure you check out the sky conditions at Mt Stromlo so you will know what to expect when you arrive.
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics invites schools to participate in our outreach program of visits to the observatory. School groups will visit the Mt Stromlo Observatory on selected evenings throughout the year. Upon arrival students will watch a 3-D astronomy movie as an introduction to the main part of the evening: a stargazing session using Stromlo's outreach telescopes. To complete the evening there will be a 'Question & Answer' session with professional astronomers.
We currently run programs suitable for primary school students as well as Year 10, 11 and 12 physics students with group sizes between 15 and 40 students.
For more information or to arrange a date for your school to participate please contact us by email.
Please note that the actual objects observed will depend on the scheduled date and that in the event of cloudy weather, either an alternative program (including a tour of the observatory) can be run or the session rescheduled.
Information for visitors
Scope Mount Stromlo cafe
There is a café on Mt Stromlo again! Scope Mt Stromlo café opened on 19 March 2011, located in the MSO visitor centre building. Check out the Scope website for more information.
Mount Stromlo Observatory visitor centre
Unfortunately, the Mount Stromlo visitor centre is closed indefinitely. However, you can download a walking guide for visitors to Mount Stromlo Observatory (PDF, 377kB), and a site guide (PDF, 2MB) that provides further information about the Mount Stromlo sites.