Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night

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.

Rajsekhar Mohapatra is a PhD student in astrophysics who studies turbulence in galaxy clusters. In other words, he plays video games on a huge supercomputer, making his own new stars and galaxies and breaking them apart.  

Prof. Paul Francis's popular lecture series has almost 1 million views on YouTube! He is an award winning astronomy educator, and has worked on comets and quasars. Come along and bring questions about your favorite objects, no matter how big or small!

Eloise Birchall is a second year PhD student at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. She studies the earliest stages of star and planet formation to figure out where and when planets start to form. Her scientific interests are all stages of star and planet formation.

Prof. Rod Boswell is a professor of physics at ANU, owns 4 high tech companies, and plays bass in a jazz trio. He is presently working on plasma thrusters for small satellites.

2019 Dates: 12 April, 10 May, 7 June, 12 July, 16 August, 27 September.