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A picture of the #MilkyWay from Mount Stromlo Observatory! ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ *
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And just a #quickquiz for fun ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿค—: What is the brightest star in the Earthโ€™s night sky? *
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Tell us your answer in the comments below! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž
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#brighteststar #astrophotography #nightsky #star #stargazing #quiz #photography #milkywaygalaxy #astrophoto #nightscaper #constellation #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory
Good Night Everyone โœจ (photo taken at Mt Stromlo Observatory Canberra) #canberra #australia #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #rainbow #bluesky #mountain #forest #nature #environment #beauty #hope #love #planetearth #protect #wildlife #australianbush
Everything has its own way to start, progress and finish ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ . When a supermassive star reaches the end of its life, it is destined for the most cataclysmic explosion in the universe, known as the #supernova ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ *
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Fiona Panther is an excellent #astronomy PhD candidate in ANU. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ผHere, she talks about her research interests in supernovae, as well as #GammaRays emitted by radioactive particles produced in dying stars. *
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#phdlife #phdchat #ouranu #mtstromloobservatory #scicomm #outreach #research #radioactive #science #womenempowerment #womeninscience
Everything has its own way to start, progress and finish ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ . When a supermassive star reaches the end of its life, it is destined for the most cataclysmic explosion in the universe, known as the #supernova  ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡ * * Fiona Panther is an excellent #astronomy  PhD candidate in ANU. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ผHere, she talks about her research interests in supernovae, as well as #GammaRays  emitted by radioactive particles produced in dying stars. * * * #phdlife  #phdchat  #ouranu  #mtstromloobservatory  #scicomm  #outreach  #research  #radioactive  #science  #womenempowerment  #womeninscience 
Found our want into the creepy abandoned observatory near western. Thought weโ€™d read about the Canberra fire storms that destroyed them in 2003 and see what happens... @dannyjwlee.

#ghosthunting #abandonedplaces #observatory #mtstromloobservatory #mtstromlo #canberrafirestorm2003
The irony: the burned-out hulk of one precision observation instrument photographing another. #mtstromloobservatory #canberra #australia
50% ghost tour + 50% haunted house = 100% spooky! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ™€ *
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Ever wondered what happens up at #MountStromlo after hours when the telescopes are packed away and the astronomers have gone home? Looking for an unusual but #spooky #Halloween experience? Join us on one of our #afterdark Halloween tours of Mount Stromlo. Your guide, Halley C. Huntsman, will lead you through the historical web of Mount Stromlo, with a few spooky stories and encounters spun throughโ€ฆjust in time for Halloween. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’€ *
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#spookystromlo will be on November 3 and tickets are limited! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒSecure your spot now and find more information from the link in our Bio!โœŒ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰
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#halloween #canberra #canberralocals #canberralife #visitcanberra #canberraevents #ouranu #mtstromloobservatory #celebration #trickortreat #halloween2018
50% ghost tour + 50% haunted house = 100% spooky! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ™€ * * Ever wondered what happens up at #MountStromlo  after hours when the telescopes are packed away and the astronomers have gone home? Looking for an unusual but #spooky  #Halloween  experience? Join us on one of our #afterdark  Halloween tours of Mount Stromlo. Your guide, Halley C. Huntsman, will lead you through the historical web of Mount Stromlo, with a few spooky stories and encounters spun throughโ€ฆjust in time for Halloween. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’€ * * #spookystromlo  will be on November 3 and tickets are limited! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒSecure your spot now and find more information from the link in our Bio!โœŒ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ * * * #halloween  #canberra  #canberralocals  #canberralife  #visitcanberra  #canberraevents  #ouranu  #mtstromloobservatory  #celebration  #trickortreat  #halloween2018 
Hereโ€™s the biggest wombat in the world ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€โ€“ the Wombat XL. *
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Located in the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), it is the largest space simulation facility in the southern hemisphere. The Wombat XL lets us test satellites before we launch them into space. Satellites have to withstand extreme temperatures and a vacuum environment in space, so we first need to make sure theyโ€™re up to the task! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“
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#space #mission #technology #satellite #testing #launch #spaceexploration #spacecraft #astronomy #mtstromloobservatory #ouranu #stem #instrumentation #simulation
Hereโ€™s the biggest wombat in the world ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€โ€“ the Wombat XL. * * Located in the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), it is the largest space simulation facility in the southern hemisphere. The Wombat XL lets us test satellites before we launch them into space. Satellites have to withstand extreme temperatures and a vacuum environment in space, so we first need to make sure theyโ€™re up to the task! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“ * * * #space  #mission  #technology  #satellite  #testing  #launch  #spaceexploration  #spacecraft  #astronomy  #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #stem  #instrumentation  #simulation 
Well ain't that the cutest thing you ever saw ๐Ÿถ
#kangaroo #skippy #mtstromloobservatory #mtstromlo #wedding #guest #pet #australian #fauna #nature
Damn we a good looking bunch ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
#ohana #goodgenes #family #wedding #mtstromlo #cbr #canberra #australia #mtstromloobservatory #flora #shitslit
#flashbackfriday Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail #6: Yale-Columbia Refractor ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ In 1956, the 26-inch Yale-Columbia refractor began operation as a foreign station for astronomers from Yale and Columbia Universities to investigate the movements of southern stars. After its donation to Mount Stromlo Observatory in 1963, the telescope was used to take photographs of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn for the preparation of NASAโ€™s Voyager missions. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš€
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Located right next to the observatoryโ€™s Visitor Centre, the scarred shell of the Yale-Columbia dome now remains as a unique photography site and wedding venue for visitors, as well as a reminder of the devastating #bushfire in 2003.
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#refractor #telescope #visitcanberra #bestplacetogo #history #heritage #astronomy #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #canberra #ouranu #remains #dome #canberraweddings
#flashbackfriday  Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail #6 : Yale-Columbia Refractor ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ In 1956, the 26-inch Yale-Columbia refractor began operation as a foreign station for astronomers from Yale and Columbia Universities to investigate the movements of southern stars. After its donation to Mount Stromlo Observatory in 1963, the telescope was used to take photographs of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn for the preparation of NASAโ€™s Voyager missions. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿญ Located right next to the observatoryโ€™s Visitor Centre, the scarred shell of the Yale-Columbia dome now remains as a unique photography site and wedding venue for visitors, as well as a reminder of the devastating #bushfire  in 2003. * * * #refractor  #telescope  #visitcanberra  #bestplacetogo  #history  #heritage  #astronomy  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #canberra  #ouranu  #remains  #dome  #canberraweddings 
In the constellation of #Centaurus, there is a galaxy called Centaurus A that is ejecting particles from the centre of the galaxy๐ŸŒŒ. Itโ€™s sort of like a volcanic eruption ๐ŸŒ‹, but the ejection is so powerful that the particles are travelling at roughly half the speed of light! ๐Ÿ’ซ This ejection phenomenon is actually known as #GalacticJets. The impact of such a high energy phenomenon on star formation and other events happening in the galaxy is #PhD student Henry Zovaroโ€™s research interest. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป *
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In this video, Henry explains how the supermassive black hole in the centre of an active galaxy would emit a huge amount of energy that ejects jets out of the host galaxy. ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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#blackhole #interview #universe #galaxy #physics #astronomy #science #phdstudent #phdchat #ouranu #scicomm #stem #stemeducation #scientist #mtstromloobservatory
In the constellation of #Centaurus , there is a galaxy called Centaurus A that is ejecting particles from the centre of the galaxy๐ŸŒŒ. Itโ€™s sort of like a volcanic eruption ๐ŸŒ‹, but the ejection is so powerful that the particles are travelling at roughly half the speed of light! ๐Ÿ’ซ This ejection phenomenon is actually known as #GalacticJets . The impact of such a high energy phenomenon on star formation and other events happening in the galaxy is #PhD  student Henry Zovaroโ€™s research interest. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป * * In this video, Henry explains how the supermassive black hole in the centre of an active galaxy would emit a huge amount of energy that ejects jets out of the host galaxy. ๐Ÿ’ฅ * * * #blackhole  #interview  #universe  #galaxy  #physics  #astronomy  #science  #phdstudent  #phdchat  #ouranu  #scicomm  #stem  #stemeducation  #scientist  #mtstromloobservatory 
A lot of the Mt Stromlo Observatory buildings and telescopes were destroyed in the 2003 bushfires. While some of it has been rebuilt, parts of it survived and some of the burned out building shells serve as a reminder of how devastating the fires were.

#mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #canberra
A lot of the Mt Stromlo Observatory buildings and telescopes were destroyed in the 2003 bushfires. While some of it has been rebuilt, parts of it survived and some of the burned out building shells serve as a reminder of how devastating the fires were. #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #canberra 
A taste of #spring: ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผGolden Wattle blossoms at Mount Stromlo! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ #solartelescope #dome #wattle #blossom #springtime #yellow #blooms #flowerstagram #flowerseverywhere #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #ouranu #beautiful
Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail #6: The Commonwealth Solar Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒž *
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Mount Stromlo was originally established as the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (CSO) by the Federal Government in 1924.
Hereโ€™s a photo of Clabon Allen operating the Heliostat (Sun Telescope) in the CSO in 1942. By using the telescope to analyse the Sunโ€™s spectrum, Clabon produced an Atlas of the Solar Spectrum which was an important and influential work for many years.
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In addition to solar astronomy, the Observatory undertook several different roles before shifting to stellar astronomy in 1944. The Observatory operated as an optical munitions factory during the Second World War, and later acquired the responsibility of the Commonwealth Time Service. ๐Ÿ•ฐ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ”ญ
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#flashbackfriday 
#solarobservatory #solarobserving #commonwealth #observatory #astronomy #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #research #astronomer #telescope #universe #sun #heritage #history #ouranu
Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail #6 : The Commonwealth Solar Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒž * * Mount Stromlo was originally established as the Commonwealth Solar Observatory (CSO) by the Federal Government in 1924. Hereโ€™s a photo of Clabon Allen operating the Heliostat (Sun Telescope) in the CSO in 1942. By using the telescope to analyse the Sunโ€™s spectrum, Clabon produced an Atlas of the Solar Spectrum which was an important and influential work for many years. * * In addition to solar astronomy, the Observatory undertook several different roles before shifting to stellar astronomy in 1944. The Observatory operated as an optical munitions factory during the Second World War, and later acquired the responsibility of the Commonwealth Time Service. ๐Ÿ•ฐ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ”ญ * * * #flashbackfriday  #solarobservatory  #solarobserving  #commonwealth  #observatory  #astronomy  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #research  #astronomer  #telescope  #universe  #sun  #heritage  #history  #ouranu 
Second year drawing class starting the term at Mt Stromlo Observatory to get thinking about time, place and space for our next project. Thanks Dr. Brad Tucker for a fantastic tour! ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ญ @mtstromloobservatory #mtstromloobservatory #mtstromlo #observatory #time #space #place #drawing #art #research
Fun morning adventure, Mt Stromlo Observatory, the remains of The Yale Columbia Telescope.
Destroyed in the 2003 Canberra firestorm. 
#mtstromlo #glasssphere #photographyfun #upsidedown #visitcanberra #visitcbr #mtstromloobservatory #yalecolombiatelescope
As a child he dreamed of being an #astronaut, now Tim Crundall is an Astronomy PhD student at ANU working on how to identify the origin of stars! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ผ
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Studying the Universe helps Tim put life on Earth in perspective. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ All of humanity is living on a planet orbiting around the Sun. But our Sun is actually one of billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is only one of 100 billion galaxies in the Universe. ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ
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Astronomers are able to observe enormous events that happen in the Universe, which means they arenโ€™t limited to just what they can research in a laboratory. This enormous scale lets them understand the most extreme aspects of physics like black holes and star formation. ๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†’
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#lifethoughts #astrophysics #astronomy #childhooddream #stars #universe #space #phd #phdlife #scicomm #mtstromloobservatory #ouranu #science #gradschool #research #phdchat #interview
As a child he dreamed of being an #astronaut , now Tim Crundall is an Astronomy PhD student at ANU working on how to identify the origin of stars! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ผ * Studying the Universe helps Tim put life on Earth in perspective. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ All of humanity is living on a planet orbiting around the Sun. But our Sun is actually one of billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is only one of 100 billion galaxies in the Universe. ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ * Astronomers are able to observe enormous events that happen in the Universe, which means they arenโ€™t limited to just what they can research in a laboratory. This enormous scale lets them understand the most extreme aspects of physics like black holes and star formation. ๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†’ * * * #lifethoughts  #astrophysics  #astronomy  #childhooddream  #stars  #universe  #space  #phd  #phdlife  #scicomm  #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #science  #gradschool  #research  #phdchat  #interview 
If youโ€™re in the Northern Hemisphere you can use the #northstar Polaris to navigate. But what about if youโ€™re in the Southern Hemisphere? ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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All you need is to locate the #SouthernCross and the 2 nearby Pointer stars that are always pointing to it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿค“ *
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First, imagine a line joining the 2 Pointer stars. Now, from the middle of this line draw another line at a right angle. Where this second line meets a line drawn down the long axis of the Southern Cross is the South Celestial Pole. Now draw a line from the South Celestial Pole straight down to the horizon and youโ€™ve found south! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŽ‰
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#northernhemisphere #southernhemisphere #nightsky #constellation #astronomy #navigation #didyouknow #ouranu #mtstromloobservatory #survivalskills #neverlost #stars #universe
If youโ€™re in the Northern Hemisphere you can use the #northstar  Polaris to navigate. But what about if youโ€™re in the Southern Hemisphere? ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ * * All you need is to locate the #SouthernCross  and the 2 nearby Pointer stars that are always pointing to it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿค“ * * First, imagine a line joining the 2 Pointer stars. Now, from the middle of this line draw another line at a right angle. Where this second line meets a line drawn down the long axis of the Southern Cross is the South Celestial Pole. Now draw a line from the South Celestial Pole straight down to the horizon and youโ€™ve found south! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŽ‰ * * * #northernhemisphere  #southernhemisphere  #nightsky  #constellation  #astronomy  #navigation  #didyouknow  #ouranu  #mtstromloobservatory  #survivalskills  #neverlost  #stars  #universe 
Hereโ€™s a view from #YerraLoon 3 in Earthโ€™s stratosphere! ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽˆ *
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Launched last week in Temora, NSW, #YerraLoon 3 is a high altitude balloon built by Dr. Jamie Gilbert and engineering students from the Advanced Instrumentation & Technology Centre (AITC) at #mtstromlo. *
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Filled with helium, the balloon reached a maximum altitude of 33,124m. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผThe balloonโ€™s payload included a radio broadcast system so that it could send sensor data back to us from the stratosphere, as well as reflectors so it would show up on aircraft radars. *
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The main goal of #YerraLoon 3 was to test the stability of the payload under near-space conditions. This information will help us with future tests of miniature thrusters for space. ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ *
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#highaltitudeballoon #experiment #space #stratosphere #engineering #astronomy #technology #launch #mtstromloobservatory #ouranu #balloon #spaceexploration #phdlife #phd
Hereโ€™s a view from #YerraLoon  3 in Earthโ€™s stratosphere! ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽˆ * * Launched last week in Temora, NSW, #YerraLoon  3 is a high altitude balloon built by Dr. Jamie Gilbert and engineering students from the Advanced Instrumentation & Technology Centre (AITC) at #mtstromlo . * * Filled with helium, the balloon reached a maximum altitude of 33,124m. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผThe balloonโ€™s payload included a radio broadcast system so that it could send sensor data back to us from the stratosphere, as well as reflectors so it would show up on aircraft radars. * * The main goal of #YerraLoon  3 was to test the stability of the payload under near-space conditions. This information will help us with future tests of miniature thrusters for space. ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ * * * #highaltitudeballoon  #experiment  #space  #stratosphere  #engineering  #astronomy  #technology  #launch  #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #balloon  #spaceexploration  #phdlife  #phd 
Pretty excited about this Spring weather! Time to get back out doors again. More handstands and more hiking ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Pretty excited about this Spring weather! Time to get back out doors again. More handstands and more hiking ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท: @trapeopho . . . . . . . โ €โ € #handstand  #handstands  #handstandnation  #handstand365  #upsidedown  #fitness  #gymnast  #inversionaddict  #inversion  #handstand_where_i_stand  #wehandstand  #handstandsforshoutouts  #handstandcity  #onceagymnastalwaysagymnast  #yogainspiration  #activewearaddict  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #wearecbr  #canberralocals  #leggjngs  #active  #spring 
Howโ€™s your Uni break going? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ŽHopefully youโ€™ve already had heaps of fun! *
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If youโ€™re still hopping around and looking for something special to do, come and visit us! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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From a relaxed walk on a warm spring day, a tour of the heritage trail, or a private stargazing evening, you can enjoy all of them at Mt Stromlo Observatory! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ
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Photo credits: Paul Francis, educator and astrophysicist at ANU.
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#bestplacetogo #canberra #canberralocals #unistudent #kangaroo #animals #unibreak #uni #ouranu #spring #walk #astronomy #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #dome #familyfriendly #photography
Howโ€™s your Uni break going? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ŽHopefully youโ€™ve already had heaps of fun! * * If youโ€™re still hopping around and looking for something special to do, come and visit us! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป * From a relaxed walk on a warm spring day, a tour of the heritage trail, or a private stargazing evening, you can enjoy all of them at Mt Stromlo Observatory! ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ * Photo credits: Paul Francis, educator and astrophysicist at ANU. * * * #bestplacetogo  #canberra  #canberralocals  #unistudent  #kangaroo  #animals  #unibreak  #uni  #ouranu  #spring  #walk  #astronomy  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #dome  #familyfriendly  #photography 
Window to the world -  Brindabella Mountains to be precise. As seen from the ruins of the historic  observatory. #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #brindbellamountains #brindabellas #windows #windowtotheworld #visitcanberra #canberrtimes #wearecbr #australiancapitalterritory #Australia #mtstromlowalk #mountains #observatory
Mount Stromlo Observatory #heritagetrail The Great Melbourne Telescope *
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The Great Melbourne Telescope was built for the Melbourne Observatory in 1868 and it was purchased by Mt Stromlo Observatory in 1945. After some significant modifications it became one of our most productive telescopes. *
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Before being destroyed in the 2003 bushfires, the Great Melbourne Telescope had been automated to generate a digital map of the southern skies โ€“ the โ€˜Skymapperโ€™ project has since been transferred to our sister site, Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran.
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#flashbackfriday #telescope #astrophysics #bushfire #remains #historicalsite #mtstromloobservatory #mtstromlo #bushwalk #heritage #family #familylife  #canberra #canberralife #bestplacetogo #canberralocals #walk #research #researchers #science #history #historicalplace #canberrahistory #astronomy #ouranu #scicomm #stem #throwbackthursday
Mount Stromlo Observatory #heritagetrail  The Great Melbourne Telescope * * * The Great Melbourne Telescope was built for the Melbourne Observatory in 1868 and it was purchased by Mt Stromlo Observatory in 1945. After some significant modifications it became one of our most productive telescopes. * * * Before being destroyed in the 2003 bushfires, the Great Melbourne Telescope had been automated to generate a digital map of the southern skies โ€“ the โ€˜Skymapperโ€™ project has since been transferred to our sister site, Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran. * * * #flashbackfriday  #telescope  #astrophysics  #bushfire  #remains  #historicalsite  #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #bushwalk  #heritage  #family  #familylife  #canberra  #canberralife  #bestplacetogo  #canberralocals  #walk  #research  #researchers  #science  #history  #historicalplace  #canberrahistory  #astronomy  #ouranu  #scicomm  #stem  #throwbackthursday 
Observing visible, shining objects โญ๏ธโ˜€๏ธwith optical telescopes ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ is not the only way that #astronomers can study the Universe. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“The study of radio waves from space, as well as other forms of invisible light like gamma rays and X-rays, also helps us gain a better picture of the whole Universe.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“ก
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Alec Thomson is a radio astronomy PhD student at ANU. Here he talks about what #radioastronomy is, and what makes a radio telescope ๐Ÿ“กsensitive enough to collect radio waves from millions of light-years away in space.๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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Want to know more about Alecโ€™s research? Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”œ
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Observing visible, shining objects โญ๏ธโ˜€๏ธwith optical telescopes ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ is not the only way that #astronomers  can study the Universe. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“The study of radio waves from space, as well as other forms of invisible light like gamma rays and X-rays, also helps us gain a better picture of the whole Universe.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“ก * Alec Thomson is a radio astronomy PhD student at ANU. Here he talks about what #radioastronomy  is, and what makes a radio telescope ๐Ÿ“กsensitive enough to collect radio waves from millions of light-years away in space.๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ * Want to know more about Alecโ€™s research? Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”œ * * * #galactic  #universe  #space  #radio  #radiowaves  #research  #space  #stem  #stars  #phd  #phdlife  #scicomm  #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #ouranu  #science  #astrophysics  #gradschool  #stemoutreach 
Here is a spectacular birdโ€™s-eye view of Canberraโ€™s city lights from @mtstromloobservatory . ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜This time-lapse was filmed by Ayan Acharyya, a PhD student at Mount Stromlo studying galaxy evolution.๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ญ
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By the 1950s light pollution in Canberra became so great that ANU had to look for a new site to do astronomical research. Built in 1962, Siding Spring Observatory sits in the isolated Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran.  It was recognised as Australiaโ€™s first Dark-Sky Park in 2016.
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Here is a spectacular birdโ€™s-eye view of Canberraโ€™s city lights from @mtstromloobservatory . ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜This time-lapse was filmed by Ayan Acharyya, a PhD student at Mount Stromlo studying galaxy evolution.๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ญ * While the view may be beautiful, #lightpollution  such as that from city lights impacts our ability to do astronomy. Too much light means fainter objects are washed out, and only the brightest objects like the moon can be seen. * * By the 1950s light pollution in Canberra became so great that ANU had to look for a new site to do astronomical research. Built in 1962, Siding Spring Observatory sits in the isolated Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran. It was recognised as Australiaโ€™s first Dark-Sky Park in 2016. * * * #citylights  #lights  #timelapse  #birdseyeview  #darksky  #lovetheplanet  #protectourplanet  #nightsky  #star  #stargazing  #nightview  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #science  #stem  #astronomy  #evironment 
Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail Stop #1: Former workshop๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง *
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Thanks to the engineers, technicians, mechanics, and assistants who have supported our astronomical work, both now and in the past! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Special recognition goes to the staff of the former Mt Stromlo workshop, who enabled our research by producing all required instruments, optics, and electronics.๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿš€ *
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The original workshop site was extended during the Second World War as it was used as an optical munitions factory, manufacturing gunsights and other related equipment.๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ“ก *
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Tragically, the workshop was destroyed by the 2003 firestorm. Its last workpiece, the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph which was being built for the Gemini Telescope in Hawaii, was also lost in the fires just a few days after being completed.๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail Stop #1 : Former workshop๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง * * Thanks to the engineers, technicians, mechanics, and assistants who have supported our astronomical work, both now and in the past! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Special recognition goes to the staff of the former Mt Stromlo workshop, who enabled our research by producing all required instruments, optics, and electronics.๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿš€ * * The original workshop site was extended during the Second World War as it was used as an optical munitions factory, manufacturing gunsights and other related equipment.๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ“ก * * Tragically, the workshop was destroyed by the 2003 firestorm. Its last workpiece, the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph which was being built for the Gemini Telescope in Hawaii, was also lost in the fires just a few days after being completed.๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ * * * #flashbackfriday  #workshop  #behindthescenes  #engineer  #innovation  #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #bushwalk  #heritage  #heritagetrail  #family  #familylife  #familytime  #canberra  #canberralife  #bestplacetogo  #canberralocals  #freshair  #science  #history  #historicalplace  #canberrahistory  #bushfire  #astronomy  #stem  #throwbackthursday 
The coolest astronomers equip themselves with the coolest knowledge and even cooler outfits! ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—
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Rajika Kuruwita @reggiekuruwita is an Astronomy PhD student at ANU and loves dressing for the occasion. Here she talks about her constellation dress and how, when it comes to looking at the night sky, the Southern Hemisphere is the place to be.
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In the Southern Hemisphere we can see the Milky Way all year round! ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ The galactic centre of the Milky Way can appear directly overhead in our night sky, whereas in the Northern Hemisphere the centre is only visible for a few months a year (March to October) and never rises too far above the horizon. ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ
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The coolest astronomers equip themselves with the coolest knowledge and even cooler outfits! ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘— * Rajika Kuruwita @reggiekuruwita is an Astronomy PhD student at ANU and loves dressing for the occasion. Here she talks about her constellation dress and how, when it comes to looking at the night sky, the Southern Hemisphere is the place to be. * In the Southern Hemisphere we can see the Milky Way all year round! ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ The galactic centre of the Milky Way can appear directly overhead in our night sky, whereas in the Northern Hemisphere the centre is only visible for a few months a year (March to October) and never rises too far above the horizon. ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ * * * #milkyway  #galaxy  #astronomy  #southernhemisphere  #astrophotographer  #nightsky  #nightview  #phd  #phdlife  #stars  #stargazing  #research  #outfit  #constellation  #cool  #stemgirls  #womenpower  #womeninscience  #ouranu  #astronomy  #science  #scicomm  #sciencerocks  #astrophysics  #stemoutreach  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #galaxy 
The iconic Mt Stromlo Observatory burnt out in deadly Canberra fires of 2003.  Much rebuilt but ruins of dome left standing #mtstromloobservatory #observatory #reaching #canberra
#AstroAtStromlo #daytonight at Mt. Stromlo Observatory by @dilyarbarat_images ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉwho captured the beauty of the day and night cycle in a single photograph!๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ
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#AstroAtStromlo  #daytonight  at Mt. Stromlo Observatory by @dilyarbarat_images ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉwho captured the beauty of the day and night cycle in a single photograph!๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ * * * #astrophotography  #beautiful  #naturephotography  #nature  #astrophotographer  #sunset  #photography  #photographer  #nightshooters  #nightsky  #uni  #gradschool  #ouranu  #phdlife  #phd  #moments  #astronomy  #science  #scicomm  #stem  #stemeducation  #mtstromloobservatory  #space  #canberra  #bestplacestogo 
#mtstromloobservatory Part 1
Many of the observatory buildings were destroyed by bushfire in 2003.
It's not France, it's not Buttes Chaumont park, it's not even my beloved, dog shit infested #Etampes but, I've got to say, there's a lot of beauty here at home. I'm glad I took some time to appreciate it. 
Also, at first glance I thought that the guy in the photo was Steve Bannon. 
#mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #bushcapital #nature #cremeinnature #eucalyptus #rabbitshiteverywhere #parisjetaime #indoorblack
#flashbackfriday Mount Stromlo Observatory Heritage Trail: 74-inch Reflector.
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The completion of the 74-inch reflector telescope in 1955 allowed Mount Stromlo Observatory to shift from solar to stellar astronomy. As the largest and most advanced telescope at the site, the 74-inch reflector served as the siteโ€™s primary research instrument throughout its lifetime. *
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Unfortunately, the 2003 bushfires completely destroyed the telescope. The exterior dome still remains and if you peer through the window you might be able to see the burnt husk of the old 74-inch reflector.
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#flashbackfriday  Mount Stromlo Observatory Heritage Trail: 74-inch Reflector. * The completion of the 74-inch reflector telescope in 1955 allowed Mount Stromlo Observatory to shift from solar to stellar astronomy. As the largest and most advanced telescope at the site, the 74-inch reflector served as the siteโ€™s primary research instrument throughout its lifetime. * * Unfortunately, the 2003 bushfires completely destroyed the telescope. The exterior dome still remains and if you peer through the window you might be able to see the burnt husk of the old 74-inch reflector. * * * #throwbackthursday  #telescope  #bushfire  #remains  #historicalsite  #mtstromloobservatory  #bushwalk  #heritage  #family  #canberra  #canberralife  #bestplacetogo  #canberralocals  #freshair  #walk  #exercise  #kangaroos  #research  #researchers  #science  #history  #historicalplace  #canberrahistory  #astronomy  #ouranu  #scicomm  #stem 
Did you know that there is no pink light in the Universe? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽ€Hereโ€™s a video of Eloise Birchall explaining why her favourite colour is absent in the universe. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธEloise is an astronomy PhD student at ANU studying baby stars and baby planets๐Ÿ’ซโญ๏ธ. She wants to work out the environmental factors (e.g. temperature) in the early stage of star formation that would lead to baby planets forming. โ˜„๏ธโ˜„๏ธ
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Did you know that there is no pink light in the Universe? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽ€Hereโ€™s a video of Eloise Birchall explaining why her favourite colour is absent in the universe. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธEloise is an astronomy PhD student at ANU studying baby stars and baby planets๐Ÿ’ซโญ๏ธ. She wants to work out the environmental factors (e.g. temperature) in the early stage of star formation that would lead to baby planets forming. โ˜„๏ธโ˜„๏ธ * * * #phdlife  #phd  #phdstudent  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #astronomy  #sciencestudent  #research  #highereducation  #sciencefun  #sciencegeek  #sciencerocks  #scienceoutreach  #stem  #scicomm  #scientists  #stars  #universe  #galaxy  #planet  #planetdiscovery  #astronomy  #astrophysics  #technology  #interview  #anu  #stemgirls  #womeninscience  #womenpower 
I hope you fall in love with someone who makes you question why you ever thought you would be better off alone.
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To celebrate #NationalScienceWeek, we joined @questaconnstc at Government House this past Wednesday for the Governor-Generalโ€™s Rocket Design Challenge! More than 100 primary school students from across the Canberra region participated!
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What makes a good rocket? Our young scientists figured out this question for themselves through several rounds of designing, building, testing, and refining.
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To make a paper rocket that flies straight and far, we need sharp fins, a weighted bottom, a pointed nose cone, and most importantly: TEAMWORK!
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To celebrate #NationalScienceWeek , we joined @questaconnstc at Government House this past Wednesday for the Governor-Generalโ€™s Rocket Design Challenge! More than 100 primary school students from across the Canberra region participated! * What makes a good rocket? Our young scientists figured out this question for themselves through several rounds of designing, building, testing, and refining. * To make a paper rocket that flies straight and far, we need sharp fins, a weighted bottom, a pointed nose cone, and most importantly: TEAMWORK! * * * #scienceweek  #scienceisfun  #sciencewithkids  #sciencerocks  #rocket  #science  #design  #challenge  #scienceforkids  #youngscientist  #friends  #school  #rocketlaunch  #sciencelover  #celebration  #stem  #stemeducation  #education  #technology  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #scicomm  #kids  #canberra  #schoolvisit 
Flashback to this beautiful day where I was on the other side of the camera and majorly freaking out as I read out loud in public! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป #flowfywedding #beautifulsister #familywedding #guesting #weddingguest #canberrawedding #weddingphotographer #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #othersideofcamera #weddingreading #therewererellybigwords
Looking at the world through a burnt out lens #telescope #mtstromloobservatory #inverted
Solar observing, a meteorite older than Earth, props demonstrating the gravity of different planets and so many more hands-on activities at todayโ€™s Science in ACTion! ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸงStay tuned with Mt. Stromlo Observatory โ€”โ€” The National Science Week has just started!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ
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Solar observing, a meteorite older than Earth, props demonstrating the gravity of different planets and so many more hands-on activities at todayโ€™s Science in ACTion! ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸงStay tuned with Mt. Stromlo Observatory โ€”โ€” The National Science Week has just started!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ * * * #scienceweek  #2018  #scienceinaction  #canberra  #sciencefun  #sciencegeek  #stem  #sciencerocks  #anu  #ouranu  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #phd  #scicomm  #solarobserving  #astronomy  #astronomer  #kids  #students  #familytime  #telescope  #meteroite  #planet  #gravity  #scientist 
A fantastic sketch of our 74-inch dome by @sketch_memoir ! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Come up to our visitor centre on the weekend to enjoy the beauty of Canberra's natural views while having a nice coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿžโ˜•๏ธ
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Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 10am-3pm๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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A fantastic sketch of our 74-inch dome by @sketch_memoir ! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ * Come up to our visitor centre on the weekend to enjoy the beauty of Canberra's natural views while having a nice coffee! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿžโ˜•๏ธ * Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 10am-3pm๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ * * * #canberra  #visitcanberra  #view  #nature  #kangaroo  #cafe  #coffee  #coffeelover  #sketch  #venuesketch  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #weekend  #relax  #enjoylife  #anu  #ouranu  #telescope  #astronomy  #historicalplace  #mountaintop  #science  #stem 
#FlashbackFriday Fancy some fresh air? ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟThe Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail takes around 30 minutes to complete and features 12 stops detailing the history and scientific achievements of the observatory over the last century. ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญThe trail is perfect for taking in some spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabella Ranges โ€“ you might even get up close to some furry native animals!๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ
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The Heritage Trail is open daily 8am-6pm. More info on our website.
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Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we highlight different parts of the Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail!
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#FlashbackFriday  Fancy some fresh air? ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟThe Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail takes around 30 minutes to complete and features 12 stops detailing the history and scientific achievements of the observatory over the last century. ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญThe trail is perfect for taking in some spectacular views over Canberra and the Brindabella Ranges โ€“ you might even get up close to some furry native animals!๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ * The Heritage Trail is open daily 8am-6pm. More info on our website. * Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we highlight different parts of the Mount Stromlo Heritage Trail! * #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #history  #throwbackthursday  #historicalplace  #walking  #walktrip  #canberra  #visitcanberra  #bestplacestogo  #weekend  #kangaroo  #anu  #ouranu  #science  #astronomy  #telescope  #family  #gettogether  #familytime  #story  #winter  #scicomm  #stem  #outreach  #mountaintop  #beautiful  #beautifulview 
Adam Rains is a PhD student at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics working on the upcoming FunnelWeb Survey. The Survey will investigate the spectra of every single star in the Southern Hemisphere.โœจโœจโœจโ € โ €
There is a lot to learn from such spectra, as they can reveal characteristics of the stars such as chemical composition, temperature, and even the pressure of their atmosphere. Gaining a better understanding of stars in this way is an important step in order to understand any planets that might orbit them, as we can only understand these planetary systems if we know about their star.๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ โ €
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Adam Rains is a PhD student at the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics working on the upcoming FunnelWeb Survey. The Survey will investigate the spectra of every single star in the Southern Hemisphere.โœจโœจโœจโ € โ € There is a lot to learn from such spectra, as they can reveal characteristics of the stars such as chemical composition, temperature, and even the pressure of their atmosphere. Gaining a better understanding of stars in this way is an important step in order to understand any planets that might orbit them, as we can only understand these planetary systems if we know about their star.๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ โ € *โ € *โ € * #phdlife  #phd  #phdstudent  #mtstromlo  #mtstromloobservatory  #astronomy  #sciencestudent  #research  #highereducation  #sciencefun  #sciencegeek  #sciencerocks  #scienceoutreach  #stem  #scicomm  #scientists  #stars  #universe  #galaxy  #planet  #planetdiscovery  #astronomy  #astrophysics  #technology  #interview #anu  #anuscience 
#AstroAtStromlo Barely surviving winter? โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ Donโ€™t worry, springโ€™s ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒฑ just around the corner so to get you in the mood hereโ€™s a photo of our 74-inch dome under the Milky Way taken during a beautiful spring evening. ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ If you notice the faint, triangular light elongating from the horizon, thatโ€™s the Zodiacal light produced by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the Solar System. Spring is the best season to observe this phenomenon during the evening๏ผ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ *

Many thanks to @DilyarBarat_Images for sharing this spectacular photo. Dilyar is a PhD student at Mt Stromlo, as well as an excellent amateur astrophotographer!
#AstroAtStromlo  Barely surviving winter? โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ Donโ€™t worry, springโ€™s ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒฑ just around the corner so to get you in the mood hereโ€™s a photo of our 74-inch dome under the Milky Way taken during a beautiful spring evening. ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ If you notice the faint, triangular light elongating from the horizon, thatโ€™s the Zodiacal light produced by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the Solar System. Spring is the best season to observe this phenomenon during the evening๏ผ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ * Many thanks to @DilyarBarat_Images for sharing this spectacular photo. Dilyar is a PhD student at Mt Stromlo, as well as an excellent amateur astrophotographer!
Mount Stromlo Observatory is now recognised as a site of International Engineering Significance by Engineers Australia! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บThank you to the Hon. Trish White, President of Engineers Australia, and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC for joining us in celebration!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
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This international recognition marks the significant engineering achievements of the Observatory since it was established as the Commonwealth Solar Observatory in 1924. The tradition of world-class engineering continues through the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, where many exciting space instrumentation projects are currently being worked on!๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ“ก
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Congratulations to all the engineers, astronomers, technicians, and countless others who have worked over the past century to make the Observatory what it is today!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
Mount Stromlo Observatory is now recognised as a site of International Engineering Significance by Engineers Australia! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บThank you to the Hon. Trish White, President of Engineers Australia, and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC for joining us in celebration!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ * This international recognition marks the significant engineering achievements of the Observatory since it was established as the Commonwealth Solar Observatory in 1924. The tradition of world-class engineering continues through the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, where many exciting space instrumentation projects are currently being worked on!๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ“ก * Congratulations to all the engineers, astronomers, technicians, and countless others who have worked over the past century to make the Observatory what it is today!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
Have you set multiple clocks?!โฐโฐ A total LUNAR ECLIPSE will occur at around 5-5:30am tomorrow morning! Lucky Australians will be able to observe the spectacular view when the moon passes into earthโ€™s shadow! ๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ“ Mt Stromlo Observatory is opening the boom gate at 4:30am for those early birds to have a clear view of the โ€œblood moonโ€. Though we will not provide any telescopes, bare eyes are sufficient anyway! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ *
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Have you set multiple clocks?!โฐโฐ A total LUNAR ECLIPSE will occur at around 5-5:30am tomorrow morning! Lucky Australians will be able to observe the spectacular view when the moon passes into earthโ€™s shadow! ๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ“ Mt Stromlo Observatory is opening the boom gate at 4:30am for those early birds to have a clear view of the โ€œblood moonโ€. Though we will not provide any telescopes, bare eyes are sufficient anyway! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ * * * #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #eclipse  #bloodmoon  #2018  #canberralife  #canberra  #australia  #astronomy  #astrophotography  #lunar  #universe  #students  #phdlife  #anu  #scicomm  #moon  #mars  #scienceoutreach  #observatory  #earlybird  #chillmorning  #wakeup  #treat 
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Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment! *
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The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at Mt. Stromlo Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
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๐Ÿ“ท @mtstromloobservatory ใƒปใƒปใƒป Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment! * * The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at Mt. Stromlo Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ * #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #telescope  #remains  #sunrise  #photography  #photooftheday  #photoshoot  #cool  #anu  #ouranu  #science  #astronomy  #astrophysics  #research  #undergraduate  #phdlife  #scicomm  #scienceoutreach  #stem  #canberra  #canberralife  #milkyway  #stargazing  #history  #winter  #freezing  #sunlight 
Finally got to observe outer space using real telescopes! Saw Saturn and its ring, also Jupiter and its four moons. And Scorpio too! Too dark for my phone camera to capture images, but the sky was beautiful today. A lil bit cloudy, but the moon was bright and I could easily see Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn by naked eyes. Stargazing in the Southern hemisphere is wonderful ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ–
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Also, saw the largest โ€œwombatโ€, touched the 250 kg fragment of solid iron meteorites, and stepped inside the observatory dome. Itโ€™s very fascinating here, Iโ€™ll certainly be back.
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#mtstromloobservatory #planets #space #stars #astronomy #canberra
Finally got to observe outer space using real telescopes! Saw Saturn and its ring, also Jupiter and its four moons. And Scorpio too! Too dark for my phone camera to capture images, but the sky was beautiful today. A lil bit cloudy, but the moon was bright and I could easily see Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn by naked eyes. Stargazing in the Southern hemisphere is wonderful ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ– . Also, saw the largest โ€œwombatโ€, touched the 250 kg fragment of solid iron meteorites, and stepped inside the observatory dome. Itโ€™s very fascinating here, Iโ€™ll certainly be back. . #mtstromloobservatory  #planets  #space  #stars  #astronomy  #canberra 
Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment!
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Photo credits: @renclifmedia Many thanks to the awesome photographer Matthew who took this fantastic photo and shared to us!
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The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at the Mt. Stromlo Observatory!๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
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Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment! * Photo credits: @renclifmedia Many thanks to the awesome photographer Matthew who took this fantastic photo and shared to us! * The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at the Mt. Stromlo Observatory!๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ * * #telescope  #remains  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #astronomyphotography  #astrophotography  #photography  #photographer  #awesome  #science #phdlife  #anu #scicomm  #scienceoutreach  #research  #beautifulmoments  #moments  #stem #canberra  #space #astronomy  #students  #canberralife  #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo 
Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment! *
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The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at Mt. Stromlo Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
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#mtstromloobservatory #mtstromlo #telescope #remains #sunrise #photography #photooftheday #photoshoot #cool #anu #ouranu #science #astronomy #astrophysics #research #undergraduate #phdlife #scicomm #scienceoutreach #stem #canberra #canberralife #milkyway #stargazing #history #winter #freezing #sunlight
Day & Night. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ›Always see the beauty and be grateful for every moment! * * The remains of the Yale-Columbia Telescope at Mt. Stromlo Observatory ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ * #mtstromloobservatory  #mtstromlo  #telescope  #remains  #sunrise  #photography  #photooftheday  #photoshoot  #cool  #anu  #ouranu  #science  #astronomy  #astrophysics  #research  #undergraduate  #phdlife  #scicomm  #scienceoutreach  #stem  #canberra  #canberralife  #milkyway  #stargazing  #history  #winter  #freezing  #sunlight 
Are you excited to go back to school? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ hopefully you enjoyed your holiday and got fully charged for the new semester! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Are you excited to go back to school? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ hopefully you enjoyed your holiday and got fully charged for the new semester! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž * * * #mtstromloobservatory  #ouranu  #anu  #anuscience  #mtstromlo  #schoolholidays  #backtoschool  #backtouni  #students  #university  #highereducation  #phd  #phdlife  #stem  #science  #research  #scicomm  #stemoutreach  #space  #stargazing  #astronomy  #astronomyphotography  #kangaroo  #sunset  #doom  #canberra  #freezing 
What do people think this Saturn looks like? #stargazing #saturn #saturdaynight @emmy9394 #telescope #mtstromloobservatory
An amazing sunset seen from the window of the burned Yale-Columbia dome! ๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ”The Solar System never fails to WOW you even in the absence of telescopes ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…. *
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Transparency 4. Mount Stromlo Observatory a few days after Canberra's 2003 fires. #mtstromlo #mtstromloobservatory #canberrafirestorm2003 #canberrafires
โ€œFrom Bush Observatory to the Nobel Prizeโ€ ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซThis volume not only chronicles a century of astronomy at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, it also celebrates the worldwide scientific excellence achieved in Canberra!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ
Comment below if youโ€™re interested in reading this awesome book!
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โ€œFrom Bush Observatory to the Nobel Prizeโ€ ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซThis volume not only chronicles a century of astronomy at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, it also celebrates the worldwide scientific excellence achieved in Canberra!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ญ Comment below if youโ€™re interested in reading this awesome book! * * * #mtstromloobservatory  #astronomy  #anu  #ouranu  #canberra  #canberralife  #bushfire  #nobelprize  #anuscience  #stargazing  #scienceoutreach 
A chilly and cold walk at Mt Stromlo but warmed by the shared friendship ๐Ÿ’• #memories2018 #friendship #mtstromloobservatory #adventures #weekendaway #exploring
1 st July  Sunday  12ใ€‚C โ˜€๏ธ Today I think and repeat over and over how can I engage & coordinate my body parts properly in order to react quicker once the barbell in contact with my legs. 
Yep, still thinking ๐Ÿ’ญ 
Day 1340 of #handstandproject at #mtstromloobservatory #firestormmemorial #scarbeauty #afternoonsunlight #sundayefforts #learningdiary #acculumatingsteps