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Friday 29th June 2018 - Adam Carey - Population, Growth and The Lighting Creep

8pm Friday 29th June 2018 we have a guest speaker in the form of Adam Carey who will be talking about "Population, Growth and The Lighting Creep" and the astronomers nemesis, light pollution.

As Victoria heads towards a growing population of 5 million people and associated infrastructure, there needs to be a radical rethink on how cities plan their public lighting infrastructure and the lighting creep.

Adam Carey MIES, Director for Standards and Advocacy for the Illuminating Engineering Society and Director ELUMENARTi, Member for the International Dark Sky Association and MBO will present and show how urban lighting can be reimagined, how to plan for public lighting and how we can achieve both functional safe lighting where it needs to be and how we can see the stars again.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


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 22nd June 2018 - James Murray - Australia in the era of global astronomy

LATE CHANGE OF PROGRAMME!

8pm this Friday 22nd June we have our own president, James Murray, talking about "Australia in the era of global astronomy".  James is the Senior Program Manager at Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL).

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


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 15th June 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: Mars at Opposition

8pm Friday 15th June 2018 we have our very own Jacquie Milner giving another in her series of beginners talks, this one on "Mars at Opposition":

The red planet is a destination close to our hearts and minds, but it only comes close enough to get a decent view of it once every two years. Even then, some oppositions are better than others, and during late July Mars will be the closest is has been since 2003. So what features can be seen from Earth with our amateur telescopes? Or will a growing Martian dust storm wipe the whole lot out? Find out on Friday at our next Beginners Night!

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


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 8th June 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:


TBA: details to follow


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 85 - Ripples in the Cosmic Background Radiation.  The cosmic microwave background radiation preserves intriguing details about the Universe around 380 000 years after the Big Bang, when the temperature had cooled enough so that neutral atoms formed, allowing photons to pass freely through 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.