2017 Mount Stromlo Student Seminars

The Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics is pleased to present the 2017 Mount Stromlo Student Seminars! The two day conference is designed to be a fun and relaxed event for astronomy and astrophysics research students from all over Australia and the world. The event will give you the chance to network with your peers (and future colleagues), practise your public speaking skills and learn about a variety of topics in astronomy.

This year's theme is Futurama!


The seminars will be held on the 30th of November and the 1st of December at Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, Australia. The event is fully catered. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days, and there will be a conference dinner on the 30th of November.

The first day of seminars are dedicated to invited talks from distinguished astronomers. Students will have a chance to present their work on the second day.

Information for presenters

The time limit for talks is 12 minutes (10 minutes for your talk + 2 minutes for questions). You are encouraged to share your exciting research, something funny, or something you find relevant to the theme. Better yet, you can incoporate the theme into your science talk. There will be prizes for the best science talk, the best theme-related talk and the best overall talk.

Conference Equity and Anti-Harassment Statement

The Mount Stromlo Student Seminars is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned at the discretion of the conference organizers. Follow the link to view our anti-harassment policy.

We look forward to greeting you on the mountain!