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Mount Stromlo Site Tours

Take a walking tour of the Mount Stromlo Observatory and learn about the history of 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. Learn about this unique part of Canberra’s history amid the beauty of this heritage location

Bookings are essential! Please contact Rose Metcalfe to confirm your place.

Speaker/Host: Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Venue: Mount Stromlo Observatory
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Enquiries: Rose Metcalfe on 6125 8022
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