There are only three more public viewing nights scheduled for this year on Mount Stromlo. Daylight savings makes dates over summer too late for the kids.
So far the weather forecast is looking good, which will make a nice change. But it always pays to check the all-sky camera on the MSO website to make sure before you rug up and set off.
And please do remember to rug up, same for your kids. It’s a mountain top, and often a lot breezier and colder than down at your home. Your kids may be climbing a cold metal step ladder to a big scope, so make sure they have gloves. A snow jacket is my standard kit for a night on Mt Stromlo…
Despite a half moon that will be fairly bright, viewing of Saturn should be good, and there’ll be a lot of other cool sights for first timers like binary stars, globular clusters, and perhaps a look at the brand new supernova that just exploded today.