Public Outreach & Education

Welcome to the AAO's newly instated Outreach centre!

AAO "Surprise! Stargazing" for the Solar Eclipse 2014

We endeavour to capture the excitement of new astronomical discoveries and engineering feats occurring all the time through our innovative technologies and engaging astronomers.

Through this website, we will share what is happening with our 3.9 metre Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and UK Schmidt Telscope at Siding Spring Observatory.  We will inform you about upcoming astronomical phenomena that you can witness live, and let you know about public events hosted throughout Australia by our scientists and engineers.  

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the AAT collecting starlight for the very first time!  Plan now to attend the major celebrations that will occur during the long StarFest weekend at Siding Spring Observatory and nearby Coonabarabran 3-5 October 2014.  

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