Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra

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  • There is not much point in visiting at the moment, the visitor centre is being done up and was closed and there are only skeletons of what the fire destroyed. Whilst it was humbling to see the devasta...  more »
  • Haven’t been here for a long time and saddened to see the effects of fire damage to the telescopes and buildings. This observatory is situated on the top of a mountain and is very peaceful. Good to se...  more »
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  • I had hoped to attend a nighttime public stargazing session, however, cloud cover did not allow. Instead I visited the site during the day and was not disappointed. The area is full of incredible rich history, with fantastic information placards leading you around the site it's the perfect stop for anyone even remotely interested in science or history.
  • It's an interesting place historically and good views but no opportunities to view actual working telescopes in action during normal business hours. Learned about stars and a lot about the 2003 fire. The site is still sognificant for astronomy but not for general public. Facility was clean but can everything of interest in an hour.

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