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.

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

 

Tony Travouillon is an instrument scientist at the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre of ANU. He is currently working on Adaptive Optics applications including large optical telescopes and debris tracking. He has spent 14 years working on the Thirty Meter Telescope project and has built instruments to study the atmospheric conditions on many mountains spanning 4 continents including Antarctica.