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 undertaken 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 and Professor Brian Schmidt's Nobel Prize and more. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions.


On campus (Mount Stromlo)


Interactive tour

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 4 -12

Number of students

40 (maximum)


Weekdays during teaching periods. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least one month's notice is required.


$10 per visitor