Due to COVID-19 our public astronomy nights and public site tours will not resume until at least July 2020. Please see here for more information regarding ANU policy for public events during this difficult time.
Public astronomy nights
Mount Stromlo Observatory, in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society, invite the Canberra community to attend our free, public stargazing nights and lectures. Warm clothing is recommended and observations on the night are weather-dependent. Please see the Mount Stromlo calendar for more info and dates.
Make sure you check out the sky conditions at Mount Stromlo so you know what to expect when you arrive.
If you are interested in booking a private astronomy session, please see here for more information.
We try to keep our public outreach and education programs as accessible as possible by charging minimally. If you would like to support our public programs, you can donate online.
Mount Stromlo Observatory site tours
Take a guided walking tour of Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about its history, science, and future. The cost is $6.15 per person. Please check the Mount Stromlo calendar for dates.
Alternatively, guide yourself along the Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail includes 12 interpretive signs which together provide a comprehensive history of Mt Stromlo Observatory.
If you are interested in booking a private behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Stromlo, please see here for more information.