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Mt. Stromlo Observatory Public Astronomy Night

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by Sue W (subscribe)
New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Star Gazing & the Rings of Saturn
Mount Stromlo Observatory is located in Weston Creek, 25 minutes south west of Canberra's CBD. The Observatory sits atop Mount Stromlo with an elevation of 770m, so it has amazing views over the city lights and up into the night sky. This landmark only opens for these public nights a handful of times throughout the year, so it is a good opportunity to attend the evening and learn more about our planetary system above.

See the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. There will be observations on several telescopes and talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory, including A/Prof. Paul Francis, whose educating talks have had 1 million views on YouTube.

Take your warmest clothes for this unique "Tour of the Universe". Bookings are essential to this free event (however a gold coin donation would be appreciated on the night).
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Why? A night of discovery
When: 7pm
Phone: 02) 6125 0230
Where: Mount Stromlo Observatory - Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611
Cost: Gold Coin Donation - but bookings are required
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