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Your group visiting the telescope

Mount Burnett welcomes visits by schools, scouting and community groups. We have a program that caters for all ages (from Joeys and primary school children to Venturers and VCE students). Sessions take advantage of our portable telescopes for an "eyes-on" view of the sky as well as a host of indoor activities.   Programs are tailored to VELS and badges according to group.

Even if the sky is cloudy our visitors go away with stars in their eyes!

The observatory is also available for individuals to book for a guided tour of the night sky.

To enquire about a visit please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone James Murray on 0409703929.

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About Us

The Mount Burnett Observatory Inc. is a not-for-profit association incorporated in the State of Victoria.

All members can contribute to the running of the association and have voting rights to make decisions on behalf of the association. The day-to-day running of the association is carried out by our Committee:

  • Perry Vlahos, President;
  • Ray Schmidt, Vice President;
  • David Paxton, Secretary;
  • Bob Andrews, Treasurer;
  • Ken Beard, Curator;
  • Barry Cleland, Librarian;
  • Dianne Luc, Membership Secretary;
  • James Murray, Outreach Officer;
  • Gordon Livingstone;
  • Heike Reich;
  • Marilyn Comerford

Our Rules of Association are available for inspection from the Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

The Observatory is open for members every Friday night from 7:30pm. Visitors are welcome at no charge (however donations are gratefully accepted).

Mount Burnett Observatory Young Observers runs on the second Saturday of every month. These sessions are dedicated to promoting astronomy in the under eighteen age group.

 

 

Sun, Moon and Planets

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Melbourne

Showers in the vicinity
Humidity: 54%
Wind: WSW at 32.19 km/h
Thursday 6°C / 14°C AM showers
Friday 7°C / 15°C Partly cloudy
Saturday 5°C / 17°C Partly cloudy