Mount Stromlo Observatory
Mount Stromlo Road, off Cotter Road, Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ranked #66 of 216 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor
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“Interesting observatory rich in history but not fully recovered from fire damage”
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.
“An Observatory without an Observatory”
Five of seven telescopes were destroyed in the 2003 bushfires.
Now most stargazing is done by the Sliding Springs Observatory, remotely controlled by Mt. Stromlo.
Static displays are somewhat...
“Great place to visit if you or your kids are science buffs! Great views too.”
If you are into science its worth a visit to Mt Stromlo Observatory about 20 minutes drive out of Canberra. The drive up is interesting, and scenic as you wind your way up to the top of the Mount...
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