Mount Stromlo Public Astronomy Nights


Note for 2020: Our public nights on 1 May, 29 May, 26 June, and 17 July will be done remotely through Facebook Live. We are going to try and do as much of our regular public night content as possible, with several fantastic talks and even some stargazing! All are welcome to attend!

Hopefully, if things improve, the August and September public nights will be in person and we will release tickets closer to the dates. This will have to be reassessed later in the year and we’ll update everyone when we have a better idea.

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Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2020. Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as 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.

Entry by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended.

In the event of cloudy/bad weather, star gazing 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.

No events are currently scheduled.

Past events