Past events

List of past events.

06
Aug
2020

Online talk: Star Clusters: What's the Big Deal? »

4pm 6 August 2020

In this talk, Wei Shen will discuss what star clusters are, where they are normally located, and what they can be used for in astronomy research!

17
Jul
2020

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online »

7pm 17 July 2020

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

02
Jul
2020

Online talk: Life Story of a Galaxy »

4pm 2 July 2020

We know that galaxies contain lots and lots of stars. But what came first? Stars or galaxies? Do galaxies ever grow old? In this talk we will discuss a galaxy's lifetime - how they are born, how they grow and make stars, and how they fight, merge, or eat other galaxies.

26
Jun
2020

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online »

7pm 26 June 2020

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

25
Jun
2020

Online talk: Constellation Storytime: the Southern Cross, the Emu In The Sky, and the Jewel Box »

5pm 25 June 2020

All about the Southern Cross, the Emu In The Sky, and the Jewel Box. Learn about these constellations, where the stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find them in the night sky - no telescopes needed!

12
Jun
2020

Online talk: Are We Alone in the Universe? »

7pm 12 June 2020

Charley will present the results of a worldwide survey asking people "Are We Alone?". He will try to figure out if this question makes any sense...and discuss what the words "we" and "alone" mean.

09
Jun
2020

Online talk: Constellation Storytime: Orion, Scorpius, and the Pleiades »

5pm 9 June 2020

All about Orion, Scorpius and the Pleiades. Learn about constellations, where these stories came from, the different stars that make them up, and how to find these constellations in the night sky (no telescopes needed).

29
May
2020

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online »

7pm 29 May 2020

Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to (virtually) attend our public observing nights of 2020.

28
May
2020

Online talk: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the End of the Universe »

4pm 28 May 2020

Brad will show how our understanding of supernovae has been revolutionised using new techniques including the Kepler Space Telescope and what this means for the Universe.

20
May
2020

Online talk: The Geology of Pluto »

5pm 20 May 2020

A close look at a very distant and surprisingly active world, with icebergs the size of mountains, knifeblade ridges kilometres high, and a sea of nitrogen slushie.

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