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.
Prof. Brian Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and is one of the recipients of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery that the Universe is currently undergoing a period of accelerated expansion, a discovery done using exploding stars called supernovae. In 2016, he was appointed the 12th Vice-Chancellor of ANU.
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.