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Friday 30th December 2016 - MBO Outreach 2016 in Review

8pm Friday 30th December we have the MBO Outreach Team giving their year in review for 2016:

This Friday the Outreach Team are going to review their activities of 2016. Come along and meet some of the team and learn about the wide variety of activities they have been involved in this year.
 
Sue McArthur


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 (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 23rd December 2015 - Christmas, Newtonmas & Solstice Party

8pm Friday 23rd December 2016 is our Christmas/Newtonmas/Solstice/etc party!

This Friday night we invite all members to come along for the traditional MBO X-mas Party; please dress for a festive mood and bring a plate to share whilst we celebrate an excellent year of astronomy at the Mt Burnett Observatory. For entree we'll have a good helping of Perry Vlahos presenting an appropriate talk for the last event before X-mas - an astronomical explanation for the 'Star of Bethlehem' that guided the Magi to Nativity. For mains there'll be a lavish and delicious supper, with joyous mingling of members. Finally, desert will be a delightful serving of observing through the MBO telescopes.

Following the celebrations and supper there will be viewing through the MBO 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 (doors open 7:30PM). Members and their 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 that information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

MBO Xmas

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Friday 16th December 2016 - Free Form Friday

8pm Friday 16th December is a "Free Form Friday" members night.

Members will get the chance to meet the new committee and talk about what they would like from MBO this year. There will be a BBQ from 7:45pm, which is after the new committee's first meeting.

Come along and get to know your committee. We would love to meet you, our members, and hear your ideas as we move onwards into a new year at MBO with our Open Day, the PAVE festival and the hosting of the VASTROC conference as some of the activities to be planned for the year.

Members are welcome to bring a food contribution for the supper.

See you there.
Sue McArthur and the MBO committee.


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 (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.

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 (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 December 2016 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

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


Universe, Ep 4 - Alien Life – The search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Are we alone? And if we are not alone, we might end up wishing we were.


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 69 - Other Galaxies - "Island Universes".   The discovery of other galaxies beyond the Milky Way was one of the great scientific detective stories of the early 20th century.  Astronomers now know that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, spanning 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 (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.

Alien Life – The search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Are we alone? And if we are not alone, we might end up wishing we were