Become a Friend of Stromlo

For decades, Mount Stromlo and its Observatory have served as a home and a recreational and scientific resource to Canberra and its residents. Now, we have created an opportunity for you to become a part of our community and participate in the life of the mountain.

Mount Stromlo Visitor Centre
Mount Stromlo Visitor Centre. Photo by Dilyar Barat

Becoming a Friend of Stromlo connects you and your family to an illustrious history of scientific achievement within the Australian Capital Territory, as well as supporting the current work of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. You'll be able to participate in the experience as our astronomers and scientists make new discoveries, develop new instruments, and share our knowledge with the community through our Public Nights, Tours and Events. Members also benefit from news updates and reminders about upcoming events, preferred access to Public Night registration and parking, invitations to special members-only lectures and events, plus much more!

We invite you to join our new annual membership program, the Friends of Stromlo. As a 2018 member, you gain many benefits, including:

  • Preferred seating for Public Nights
  • Preferred parking for Public Nights
  • Email reminders about upcoming Public Nights, Tours and Events
  • Early access to tickets
  • Invitations to special members-only lectures, events, and special opportunities.
  • Opportunities to win astronomy books and prizes in regular draws
  • 10% discount on Private Stargazing Nights
  • Discounted rates for room hire at Mount Stromlo Observatory
  • Exclusive invitation to the opening of our soon-to-be-announced new exhibit later this year
  • Special opportunities for our Cassini and Kepler speaking tour during National Science Week this August
  • Special opportunities for Stargazing Live and our World Record stargazing attempt  on 23 May

Plus more benefits over the coming months!

Memberships are $55 per year and provide benefits for one person/car per membership.

Please note that all member communications are sent via email. We will never share your email address with commercial or outside organisations.

To join, click on the 'Join now' button and fill out the form.

We hope you'll take this exciting opportunity to join our community, and we look forward to welcoming you at the Visitor Centre soon.