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Friday 6th July 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Sky for the Month

8pm Friday 6th July is our next members night. As Perry is away Jacquie Milner will present this July's "Sky for the Month" talk!

We have a big month ahead of us with plenty to see in the sky. There will be a total lunar eclipse on the same night Mars will be at opposition. There is a tiny whisper of a partial solar eclipse! All the planets will be visible in the evening sky and the majesty of the winter Milky Way is there, too. Can we fit all this into one hour? We're going to try!

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 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.