Become a Friend of Stromlo

Membership program

Mount Stromlo Visitor Centre
Mount Stromlo Visitor Centre. Photo by Dilyar Barat

Becoming a Friend of Stromlo connects you and your family to an illustrious history of scientific achievement and gives you the opportunity to learn about the current work of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Members also benefit from news updates and reminders about upcoming events, preferred access to Public Night registration and parking, invitations to special members-only lectures and events, and more! Best of all, you’ll be the first to hear about it.


  • Free ticket to Public Site Tour
  • Two free tickets to an exclusive group stargazing session
  • Preferred parking and seating for Public Nights
  • Email reminders about upcoming Public Nights, Tours and Events
  • Early access to tickets
  • Invitations to special members-only lectures, events, and special opportunities.
  • Opportunities to win astronomy books and prizes in regular draws
  • 10% discount on Private Stargazing Nights and Tours
  • Discounted rates for room hire at Mount Stromlo Observatory

Plus more benefits over the coming months!

Memberships are $55 per calendar year (ending 31 January each year) and provide benefits for one person/car per membership.

Please note: due to the disruption of COVID-19, all new memberships in 2020 will be extended until 31 January 2022. 

Please note that all member communications are sent via email. We will never share your email address with commercial or outside organisations.

To join, click on the 'Join now' button and fill out the form.

If you have any questions, please contact us on All proceeds from Friends of Stromlo help fund our public outreach and education programs.  

We hope you'll take this exciting opportunity to join our community, and we look forward to welcoming you at Mount Stromlo soon.