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Friday 30th August

This Friday will be an "Open Forum" night where questions relating to Astronomy and Cosmology can be asked (and perhaps answered, to the best of our abilities). Also, if you have any questions about your telescope or any other allied equipment, or need help getting it to work, bring it along.

After the forum and supper, we will use our telescopes, weather permitting.

Members nights start at 8pm every Friday at Mount Burnett. If you want to receive regular email notification of our events email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow us on twitter @MBObservatory or Facebook.

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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.