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Friday 23rd August

This week will be a follow on from a recent talk on John Dobson, presented by our very own dynamic duo Ken Beard and Barry Cleland. John Dobson is most notable for being the promoter of a design for a large, portable, low-cost Newtonian telescope that bears his name, and for his avid promotion of "Sidewalk Astronomy", the bringing of astronomy "to the people". MBO have a number of these telescopes, and after the talk and supper (weather permitting), we will use them to observe the heavens.
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Friday 9th August

This Friday night Perry Vlahos will be presenting "Sky for the Month". This is a great opportunity to find out what the most spectacular things will be in our skies and worth observing for the next few weeks. Don't know what that bright star is? No idea what constellation that group of stars belong to? What planets can be viewed this month? Want to know which deep sky objects are best placed for observing this time of year? All of these questions will be answered, plus much more, such as the truth about the Perseid Meteor Shower After the talk and supper, weather permitting, we will make use of our new-found knowledge and look at the sky through our telescopes. Members' Night is on every Friday commencing at 8pm. Visitors are always welcome. Note that with the recent rain the car park is now boggy. Those attending please ring ahead on 0409703929 for parking arrangements.
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Friday 26th July

This week, Ken Beard and Barry Cleland will be giving a talk and presentation on John Dobson. He is most notable for being the promoter of a design for a large, portable low-cost Newtonian telescope that bears his name. and for his avid promotion of "Sidewalk Astronomy", the bringing of astronomy "to the people".

MBO have a number of these telescopes, and after the talk and supper (weather permitting), we will use them to observe the heavens.

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Friday 19th July

This Friday James Murray will give a talk entitled "New Horizons" that summarises an eventful week in astronomy. A massive new radio telescope has been launched, radio bursts from the edge of the universe discovered, and a mission to Pluto has been in contact with Tidbinbilla. If that is not enough Neptune has a new moon.

The talk will be followed by supper and observing.

Every Friday night is members night at Mount Burnett. Proceedings start at 8pm. Visitors are always welcome.