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Mount Burnett Observatory

A community astronomical observatory in the Dandenong Ranges

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Friday 18th April - How Does the Easter Bunny Know When to Deliver?

This Friday at 8pm Perry Vlahos will talk about "How Does the Easter Bunny Know When to Deliver?" :-

What’s up with Easter? Why can’t it chill and sit still? Some years it can be as early as 22nd March and others as late as 25th April! Though sometimes difficult to imagine how astronomy plays a real part in our world, the date of Easter is a good example because it has its origins in observations of the Sun and Moon. This Good Friday night, MBO President Perry Vlahos, will give a fascinating talk on how Easter dates are derived astronomically, as well as his regular “Sky for the Month” talk on what are the highlights to observe in the sky over the next few weeks. Plus our yearly Easter Egg massacre during supper. Don’t miss it!

Following the presentation, there will be a light supper and viewing through the MBO telescopes. If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM.  Guests are always welcome.

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Membership

We welcome new members to our association. Membership fees for 2014 calendar year are $50 for an adult, and $25 for a junior or spouse membership. Under 12s are free but must be accompanied by an adult at all events.  Benefits include members nights (every Friday night from 8pm at the telescope) and invitations to periodic events run by the Observatory.

Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information on joining.

A membership form for 2014 can be downloaded here.

Our rules of association can be found here.

Members of the association are entitled to view Mount Burnett's financial statements. They are available on request (via email) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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