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Friday 8th March

For our weekly Members’ Night this Friday, Perry Vlahos will be making a non-technical presentation about the ‘Great Comets’ that have appeared through the ages and will include many images of them. This evening will also be the last good chance to observe Comet PANSTARRS before we lose it to the northern hemisphere, as well as Comet Lemmon.

As always, there will be supper provided and viewing through the telescopes afterwards.

Members’ Night is on every Friday night at MBO commencing from 8pm. Visitors are welcome.

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Friday 1st March

This Friday night the guest speaker at Mt Burnett Observatory is Ken LeMarquand, President of the Astronomical Society of Victoria and he will be speaking on how he runs the New Astronomers Group in the ASV. This is a course for those new to astronomy so that they may increase their knowledge. We might use a similar idea for our members.

 Supper will follow the talk and then there will be viewing through the MBO’s telescopes.

 Members’ Nights are on every Friday night at MBO commencing at 8pm; all are welcome.

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Friday 22nd February

This Friday night Mt Burnett Observatory is proud to have international award winning astrophotographer Alex Cherney talk to us about how he creates his astronomical images and shows us some of his astounding work. Alex is one of the few people in the world that can say they met Neil Armstrong whilst the first man on the moon perused his images, at an astronomical festival on the Canary Islands some four years ago. This is an exciting night not to be missed.

Supper will follow and then there will be viewing of the heavens through our fleet of telescopes.

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Friday 15th February

This Friday for our weekly Members' Night, Loren Bruns from Melbourne University will give "A brief survey of modern astrophysics".  Following this we will once more be aiming our telescopes at the ever-brightening Comet Lemmon. This new comet has unexpectedly brightened and is now perfectly placed for observation in the Southern Sky.  Don't miss it!

If you have not yet renewed your membership, this will be the ideal time to do so.

The Friday schedule is full to bursting with interesting speakers:

Feb 22 - Alex Cherney - Astrophotography

Mar 1 - Ken LeMarquand - ASV - ASV New Astronomers Group

Mar 8 - Perry Vlahos - MBO - TBA

Mar 15 - Chris Rudge - ASV - ASV Junior Section

Mar 22 - Andrew Prentice - Monash - TBA