Mount Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

When 10 Nov, 2019 9:30am — 11:00am Where Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre, Cotter Road, Weston Creek Website
Take a walking tour of Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites. Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years and, prior to the 2003 firestorm, had grown from a small outpost of pioneering astronomers to one of the great observatories of the world.

Its history includes designing optical munitions during the Second World War, weathering two devastating bushfires and earning one Nobel Prize. Come along and learn about the history, the science, and the future of Mount Stromlo Observatory.

As most of the tour is outdoors, we recommend bringing a hat, water, closed-in shoes with a non-slip sole, and a warm jacket.

2019 dates: 9 March, 6 April, 26 May, 14 July, 18 August, 28 September, 10 November
For more information about this event, call 02 6125 6711 or visit

How to get there

Cotter Rd, Weston Creek ACT 2611, Australia