Observatory Closed Due to Fire Danger: 1/3/2019 - 2/3/2019

Dear MBO members,

although the forecast fire conditions for Friday and Saturday do not meet the criteria for MBO to automatically close (Severe Fire Weather or worse or Total FIre Ban) the MBO committee have observed the prolonged period of heat and the dry conditions in the area.

We are not confident it is safe to remain open and  so have declared the  observatory closed for Friday and Saturday 1st and 2nd of March.