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Mount Stromlo Observatory’s 100th Anniversary


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

Telescopes: 100 years of evolving technology and advancing discovery with Prof Matthew Colless

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Mount Stromlo
17 Sep 2024 | 9am

As part of the Mt Stromlo Observatory 100th Anniversary celebrations, we will be holding an open day on Monday 17 September.

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18 Sep 2024 | 9am

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 since the establishment of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory 100 years ago.

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19 Sep 2024 | 7 - 8:15pm

Oxygen: Breathing the Universe with Prof Lisa Kewley

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Past events

4 Apr 2024 | 7 - 8:15pm

Revealing the Invisible Universe with the Square Kilometre Array with Prof Naomi McClure-Griffiths

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