Mount Stromlo Observatory

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Mount Stromlo Observatory ‘s observing facilities were damaged by the 2003 Canberra bushfires. The shell still remains and is popular with photographers. See spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabellas and make use of the barbeque and picnic facilities.

Take an interactive heritage walk with the Smartphone application. Discover the site’s history; from its use as a World War II optical munitions factory to the Observatory’s post 2003 recovery.

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.

Facilities

Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available History & Heritage Nature & Wildlife Pet Friendly Public Toilet Restaurant Walk

Rates

Free Entry

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