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Photo round up of MBO Open Day 2015

On Saturday 24th January 2015 it was a pleasure to welcome new members and old to Mount Burnett for our third birthday party and annual open day. There was a huge turnout of over 170 visitors with over 40 joined on the spot. Even the weather was kind and the viewing that night was fantastic.

We would like to thank all those members who worked so hard on the day. It was hard work but everybody enjoyed themselves. Sue, Heike, Ken, Barry, Angela, Chris S, Glen, Bob, Perry, Dianne, Braeden, Lachlan and dad, Jeff, Rhys, Stephanie and David, and everybody who shared their telescopes and time in the evening. Thank you!

Here is a roundup of photographs from the day and there are more on our Facebook photo page!

 MWA radio telescope tile demonstration Peter starry shirt Evening observing

Kids inside cabin Binocular winner

BBQ Perrys talk

Wooden telescope Early viewing with dobs



CAASTRO Poster About National Science Week 2014 with MBO

CAASTRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, has produced the below poster documenting their involvement with the Mount Burnett Observatory for the National Science Week 2014 "Stars in the Yarra Ranges" events.  We had a wonderful time working with them and look forward to more engagement in the future!

MBO CAASTRO Poster small


Mount Burnett Observatory on ABC 7:30 Victoria and in The Age

The Mount Burnett Observatory was featured in a six minute segment on the ABC 7:30 Victoria programme on Friday 15th August called "Amateur astronomers resurrect disused observatory in the Dandenongs". Then the next morning we were featured in The Age in an article about our National Science Week activities called "Scienceweek challenge: In search of a name with universal appeal"!

Lovely to see the great progress our wonderful volunteers have made over the past few years get some recognition!


Merry Christmas from MBO

Mt Burnett Observatory would like to wish all its members and friends a very merry and safe Christmas time!

Mt Burnett Observatory dome with Christmas hat overlaid