Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2018. Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon, and 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.
Professor Trevor Ireland is located in the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU. He is Group Leader for Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry which sees him looking at the preservation of interstellar stardust in meteorites. Professor Ireland is currently involved in two missions to return samples from meteorites: Hayabusa 2 will arrive at the asteroid Ryugu in June and Osiris-REx will arrive at the asteroid Bennu in August.
Bookings are essential and entry is by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended. The café will also be open to serve food and drink.
In the event of cloudy/bad weather, stargazing will be cancelled (the talks will occur regardless of the weather). We will post updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MtStromlo/
2018 Dates: 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 13 July, 17 August, and 14 September.