Due to the inclement weather Mount Burnett Observatory will be closed this Friday night. All weather access is in the planning stages. However in the meantime we must limit traffic on the current drive.
Dear Members and friends,
This Friday we will have a talk from Steve Roberts entitled "The Moon Hoax - An illustrated, light-hearted, but scientific rundown of the evidence which proves, despite a popular belief to the contrary, that the Moon Landings of 1969-1972 actually happened".
The weather forecast is for rain, so please drive carefully and slowly into the carpark. Also, please consider the neighbours and drive in using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.
Members' Night is on every Friday commencing at 8PM. Visitors are always welcome.
This Friday sees the return of our incredibly popular viewing nights. The telescopes will be out in force (and the weather forecast looks good) so bring your woollen hat and gloves and enjoy a tour of the autumn sky.
What an exciting couple of weeks! The annular eclipse last Friday, Eurovision over the weekend, but we are over the Moon to be able to announce a special offering this Friday at Mount Burnett.
We will be showing the last ever interview given on camera by Neil Armstrong. He's the most reclusive of all the astronauts that walked on the moon (he turned down a request to appear on the excellent feature length documentary "In The Shadow of the Moon"), but we're happy to bring to MBO this 45 minute interview in his own words about his upbringing, his time flying in the Korean War, astronaut training, the Apollo missions, and what it was like to stand on the moon. Fascinating stuff! But, best of all he'll take you on a ride over the moon's surface as seen from the window of 'The Eagle' (lunar-lander module) to once and for all prove there is no doubt we went to the moon. Don't miss it, whatever you do.
telescopes. Rumors that our president will sing "Partial eclipse of my heart" in astronomical tribute to Britain's entry to the Eurovision song contest are unfounded.
Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8pm. First time visitors are always welcome.