Mount Stromlo Observatory

Mount Stromlo Observatory

The Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) is the headquarters of RSAA, located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Mount Stromlo Observatory is the headquarters of the ANU’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Mount Stromlo houses the offices as well as research labs, which includes the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC). The AITC is Australia’s centre for satellites and space infrastructure development and testing. ANU undergrad and postgraduate students regularly use it on projects ranging from developing lasers to remove space junk, to testing small satellites and plasma thrusters engines, as well as high-altitude /near-space balloons.


A black hole in front of a glowing red mass

The fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – devouring the equivalent of one sun every day – has been discovered by researchers at ANU.

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