Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2018. Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon, and 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 and observations on several telescopes.
A/Prof. Charley Lineweaver can frequently be seen on ABC news, ABC's Catalyst and Channel 7's Sunrise as the resident astronomy guru. He is a world expert in cosmology, planets, and aliens. However, as an advocate of popular science education, he loves to talk about anything space related, so come along to try to stump him with your hardest astronomy question.
Adam Rains is a PhD candidate at ANU's Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Adam works with the FunnelWeb Survey to observe millions of Southern Hemisphere stars to determine their properties and how they relate to any exoplanets they might host.
Bookings are essential and entry is by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended. The café will also be open to serve food and drink.
In the event of cloudy/bad weather, stargazing 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. We will also post updates on our Facebook page.
2018 Dates: 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 13 July, 17 August, and 14 September.