Mt Stromlo Observatory’s 100th Anniversary

Stromlo 100th construction

In 1924, the Commonwealth Solar Observatory was established on Mount Stromlo. Today, Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and for 100 years, has been a world-renowned community of researchers exploring the heavens. Celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2024 with a variety of special events.

Upcoming events

21
Jun
2024
7–8.15pm 21 June 2024
Prof Matthew Colless
Telescopes: 100 years of evolving technology and advancing discovery with Prof Matthew Colless
17
Sep
2024
9am 17 September 2024
TBC
As part of the Mt Stromlo Observatory 100th Anniversary celebrations, we will be holding an open day on Monday 17 September.
18
Sep
2024
9am 18 September 2024
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) will be hosting a 1-day symposium on 18 September highlighting the contributions of scientists at Mount Stromlo Commonwealth Solar Observatory since its establishment 100 years ago.
19
Sep
2024
7–8.15pm 19 September 2024
Prof Lisa Kewley
Oxygen: Breathing the Universe with Prof Lisa Kewley

Past events