Public Outreach & Education

AAO "Surprise! Stargazing" for the Solar Eclipse 2014
Amanda Bauer and students

Welcome to the AAO's newly instated Outreach centre!

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.  

NEWS: Ever wonder what it's like to stay up all night using a world class 4-metre telescope? Watch Steve and the Stars now!

For up-to-the-minute AAO news, please follow us on Twitter, enjoy our Facebook page, and watch our entertaining and informational video series.