Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite the Canberra community to attend our public observing nights of 2016. Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as 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, including A/Prof. Paul Francis, and observations on several telescopes.
Associate Professor Paul Francis's popular lecture series has almost 1 million views on YouTube. He is an award winning astronomy educator, and has worked on comets and quasars. Come along and bring questions about your favourite objects, no matter how big or small!
Bookings essential: mtstromlopublicnights.eventbrite.com.au
Entry by gold coin donation. Warm clothing is recommended.
In the event of cloudy/bad weather, star gazing will be cancelled (the talks will occur regardless of the weather). You can check out the weather at Mt Stromlo using our all sky camera: http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/observers/observing-rsaa/mount-stromlo-all-sky-ca...
2016 Dates: 29 April, 3 June, 8 July, 19 August, and 23 September.