|IMPORTANT: Advice from the driveway contractor is that the new driveway for MBO will be ready for this Friday's meeting. The plan is that it will be inspected late Friday afternoon and if ok, the MBO sign will be placed at the new turnoff (about 200 metres closer to Emerald). Once the turn-off is made, turn immediately left and then right through the fence and follow the new track to park in the usual places. If the driveway is not ready or safe, the MBO sign will then be in the usual place at #430, and parking will be along the dam wall.|
This Friday, we have as guest speaker, Peter Nelson, the ASV Variable Star and Nova Search Section Director. His talk will be "An Introduction to Variable Stars and Novae and how to observe them visually". Also, he will discuss CCD photometry. This talk should be particularly interesting to MBO as variable star observing was one of the main functions of our observatory during the Monash years.
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 quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.