Daytime School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory

A typical daytime tour takes students around the site showing them both the research buildings and telescope domes while explaining the science that has been done at Mt. Stromlo over the past 100 years. 

On the tour, we also talk about the current science projects being undertake and our future plans.  The tour includes viewing the labs where instruments for the Giant Magellan Telescope are being built and our Laser Space Debris Telescope, a 250kg meteorite, Professor Brian Schmidt's Nobel Prize and more. 

Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Location

On campus (Mount Stromlo)

Format

Interactive tour

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 10 -12

Number of students

Maximum of 40

Availability

Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required

Cost

No cost

Updated:  17 January 2017/Responsible Officer:  General Manager/Page Contact:  Science Web Services