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A/Prof. Charley Lineweaver: Are We Alone in the Universe?

A/Prof Charley Lineweaver: Are We Alone in the Universe?

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.
Staci Pearlman: Constellation Storytime: Orion, Scorpius, and the Pleiades

Staci Pearlman: Constellation Storytime: Orion, Scorpius, and the Pleiades

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).
Dr Marta Yebra: Helping Bushfire Planning Efforts From Space

Dr Marta Yebra: Helping Bushfire Planning Efforts From Space

Dr Yebra will present an overview of how satellite data informs bushfire management giving specific examples for the 2019-2020 fire season.

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RSAA Colloquium: A/Professor Alex Ji (U.Chicago)

11am 23 Apr 2024
Dwarf Galaxy Archaeology in the Gaia Era.

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night 2024

7–9pm 10 May 2024
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to attend our public observing nights of 2024. Come and see the craters of the moon, planets, and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Object visibility will vary depending on the night.

Public Astronomy Night at Wildbark 2024

7–9pm 11 May 2024
Join us at Wildbark for an amazing series of Stargazing nights! Wildbark and Mount Stromlo Observatory have partnered up to bring you a follow up stargazing night after our public nights up here. With the help of the Canberra Astronomical Society, there will be plenty to see in the sky

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night 2024

7–9pm 14 Jun 2024
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to attend our public observing nights of 2024. Come and see the craters of the moon, planets, and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Object visibility will vary depending on the night.

Public Astronomy Night at Wildbark 2024

7–9pm 15 Jun 2024
Join us at Wildbark for an amazing series of Stargazing nights! Wildbark and Mount Stromlo Observatory have partnered up to bring you a follow up stargazing night after our public nights up here. With the help of the Canberra Astronomical Society, there will be plenty to see in the sky

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night 2024

7–9pm 12 Jul 2024
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to attend our public observing nights of 2024. Come and see the craters of the moon, planets, and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Object visibility will vary depending on the night.

Public Astronomy Night at Wildbark 2024

7–9pm 13 Jul 2024
Join us at Wildbark for an amazing series of Stargazing nights! Wildbark and Mount Stromlo Observatory have partnered up to bring you a follow up stargazing night after our public nights up here. With the help of the Canberra Astronomical Society, there will be plenty to see in the sky

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night 2024

7–9pm 9 Aug 2024
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to attend our public observing nights of 2024. Come and see the craters of the moon, planets, and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Object visibility will vary depending on the night.

Public Astronomy Night at Wildbark 2024

7–9pm 10 Aug 2024
Join us at Wildbark for an amazing series of Stargazing nights! Wildbark and Mount Stromlo Observatory have partnered up to bring you a follow up stargazing night after our public nights up here. With the help of the Canberra Astronomical Society, there will be plenty to see in the sky

Mt. Stromlo Public Astronomy Night 2024

7–9pm 6 Sep 2024
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to attend our public observing nights of 2024. Come and see the craters of the moon, planets, and beautiful star clusters and nebulae. Object visibility will vary depending on the night.

Public Astronomy Night at Wildbark 2024

7–9pm 7 Sep 2024
Join us at Wildbark for an amazing series of Stargazing nights! Wildbark and Mount Stromlo Observatory have partnered up to bring you a follow up stargazing night after our public nights up here. With the help of the Canberra Astronomical Society, there will be plenty to see in the sky

Mt Stromlo Observatory 100th Anniversary Open Day

9am 17 Sep 2024
As part of the Mt Stromlo Observatory 100th Anniversary celebrations, we will be holding an open day on Monday 17 September.

Mt Stromlo Observatory 100th Anniversary Symposium

9am 18 Sep 2024
The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) will be hosting a 1-day symposium on 18 September highlighting the contributions of scientists at Mount Stromlo Commonwealth Solar Observatory since its establishment 100 years ago.