Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2019. 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.
Bookings are essential and entry is by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended.
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.
Abby Hodges is a Masters Student at the Australian National University with a background in Evolutionary Biology. In between working for us, she travels the country performing science shows to children in rural communities as part of the Shell Questacon Science Circus.
A/Prof. Charley Lineweaver can be frequently 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.
Dr Imogen Saunders is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law, where she teaches international law and international trade law. She completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia, and competed her PhD at the Australian National University on Article 38(1)(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Imogen’s research interests include the application of international law to newly accessible areas (both physical and virtual) and changing environments. She examines these concepts in the context of artificial islands, climate change and new technology, cyberspace, social media and outer space.
Amy Jarvis is a heritage and engagement specialist with over 10 years experience in the conservation and management of heritage places in Canberra, Australia and beyond. Amy is a history nerd who loves nothing more than bending people’s ear about life in the past, how it relates to the present and how it informs the future.
2019 Dates: 12 April, 10 May, 7 June, 12 July, 16 August, 27 September.