On Tuesday September 23rd Mount Burnett Observatory will be running our inaugural public viewing night. The evening will include a tour of the Observatory and viewing through our portable telescopes. The session, led by our experienced star guides, starts at 7:15 pm and runs to 9:15pm.
Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.
Welcome to Mount Burnett Observatory inc. We are an astronomical society based at Mount Burnett Observatory, in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. The Observatory was originally built in 1972 by Monash University. In 2011 the site was formally taken over by our organisation and it now has a new life as a community observatory. Our aim is to preserve the facility and to use it to promote astronomy and science to the communities in the Dandenongs.
The Observatory for members and guests every Friday from 7:30pm. Our Young Observers group meet on Saturday evenings once a month.