Stargazing Live public astronomy night at Mount Stromlo Observatory


The Australian National University (ANU) and ABC Radio Canberra in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society, invite the ACT community to attend a special night stargazing at ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory.

As astronomy takes centre stage around the nation with the ABC's Stargazing Live program, you can join in the fun right here in Canberra, all while watching Australia's first live stargazing broadcast event on the big screen.

  • Come and see the gas bands and moons of Jupiter, the craters of the moon along with beautiful star clusters and nebulae through one of our many telescopes.
  • You can even join in the search for new planets and exploding stars.
  • Take a 'tour of the universe' with talks by astronomers from Mount Stromlo Observatory moderated by ABC Radio Canberra presenters.

Tickets are strictly limited and bookings are essential. 

Warm clothing is recommended. Light refreshments will be available on the night.

In the event of cloudy/bad weather, stargazing will be cancelled (the talks will occur regardless of the weather). You can check out the weather at Mount Stromlo using our all sky camera.