Mount Stromlo Observatory

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

At Mount Stromlo Observatory you can see spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabellas and make use of the barbeque and picnic facilities.

Discover the site’s history; from its use as a World War II optical munitions factory to the Observatory’s post-2003 recovery. Or take an interactive heritage walk with the smartphone app.

Stroll past the only operational research telescope at the Stromlo Satellite Laser Ranging Observatory, part of the Australian National University’s site.

Check their website for dates of periodic walking tours and stargazing events. Private stargazing nights are available.

Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a world-respected community of researchers exploring the heavens.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Interpretive Centre Pet Friendly Public Toilet



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Free Entry

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