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Friday 30th June 2017 - Neil Creek - "Easy Astrophotography"

Friday 8pm we have Neil Creek, professional photographer and MBO member, running the second part of his "Easy Astrophotography" workshop for us.

Following up from his Easy Astrophotography talk a few weeks ago, Neil talks about the next step: Processing your photos. Every photo can benefit from a bit of post-work, but astrophotos in particular can really shine. Neil will demonstrate his post-processing techniques live, using Adobe software, starting with single-shot night landscapes and moving up to stacking multiple exposures.


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 23rd June 2017 - Free Form Friday

This Friday will be one of our occasional Free Form Fridat nights, with a member's show & tell (bring your gear, astronomy photos or videos to show it off), and preparation for the Belgrave Lantern Parade along with socialising/discussion.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 16th June 2017 - Beginner’s Night: Star Maps and Star Hopping

8pm Friday 21st April we have our next in our "Beginner’s Nights" series, aiming to help those who are new to astronomy and would like to learn more!

Whether you call them star charts or star maps, having at least one, if not two (or more!) of these items in your observing kit is a must. But which ones should you have? And how do you use them? Come along this Friday to find out, along with a brief history of uranography, and how to star hop your way to those “invisible” deep sky objects. Have you got-a go-to telescope and think you don’t need star maps? Well, you need them just as much as the Dobsonian owners! A talk for all observers of the sky.

Jacquie Milner

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 9th May 2017 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we will be having two different science videos for your enjoyment and education:


Cosmos: A Space Time Oddysey, Ep 5 - The Clean Room. This episode describes how science, in particular the work of Clair Patterson (voiced in animated sequences by Richard Gere) in the middle of the 20th century, has been able to determine the age of the Earth.


A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 75 - Active Galaxies and Quasars.   The central regions of many galaxies go through an active, very luminous phase early in their development.  The most powerful of these active galaxies, called quasars, shine like beacons across billions of light years of space.

Supper, discussions in cabin, observing.   Or:


Visual observing through the telescopes (weather permitting).


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 sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.