This Friday at 8pm we will have the next in our series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy lectures by Alex Filipenko. This lecture will be number 37 in the series and is entitled "The Formation of Planetary Systems". Planets form inside a cloud of dust and gas, which flattens as it contracts. At the centre, the temperature is high enough to create a star: farther from the centre, leftover material collects into planets.
Following the talk 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). Guests are always welcome.
Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.