Mount Stromlo Observatory and AITC

Mount Stromlo Observatory

The Mount Stromlo Observatory, nestled in the Australian Capital Territory, stands as a beacon of astronomical discovery. From pioneering research to educating the next generation of astronomers, explore its rich history, cutting-edge facilities, and ongoing scientific endeavors.

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Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a world-respected community of researchers exploring the heavens. Read about our history.

Members of the public and school groups are welcome to come and explore the Visitor CentreHeritage trail, and join in with activities such as stargazing.

Stargazing at Mount Stromlo

Discover activities and visitor information at Mount Stromlo Observatory. Explore guided tours, stargazing nights, and educational programs.

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The Oddie Refractor

Discover the advanced telescopes at Mount Stromlo Observatory, ANU. Mt Stromlo was severely damaged by the firestorm of 18 January 2003. The Farnham was the only telescope to survive the January 2003 firestorm intact, and it has since been used as a public outreach telescope.

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Mount Stromlo visitor centre

Explore the Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre, your gateway to the universe. Engage with interactive exhibits, learn about astronomy, and enjoy panoramic views.

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Public Astronomy Nights

Join us for stargazing sessions and guided tours of our astronomical facilities.

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Mount Stromlo visitor centre

Explore Mount Stromlo Observatory's education programs, offering a unique opportunity to delve into the world of astronomy. From school visits to public lectures, engage with the cosmos and expand your knowledge.

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Mount Stromlo outreach domes at night

Mount Stromlo Observatory offers private site tours and stargazing sessions as unique experiences, with proceeds supporting their public outreach and education programs.

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Director's Residence - 1957

Embark on a journey through history with Mount Stromlo Observatory's Heritage Trail and Director's Residence.

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Mount Stromlo outreach domes at night

Engage with astronomy by becoming a friend of Mount Stromlo Observatory. Support research and educational initiatives and enjoy exclusive benefits.

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eos telescope

The RSAA Adopt-a-Star program successfully concluded on 31 July 2006. However, we will continue to maintain the list of adopted stars on our website.

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Canberra Google Maps

Find your way to Mount Stromlo Observatory at ANU. Access detailed directions, transportation options, and visitor tips to ensure a smooth visit to one of Australia’s premier astronomical research facilities.

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Connect with the team at Mount Stromlo Observatory, ANU. Find contact information for key personnel, including researchers and administrative staff, to assist with inquiries or facilitate collaborations.

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