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Friday 11th May 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:


A collection of short astronomy related videos from the Internet.


A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 84 - The Afterglow of the Big Bang.  An accidental discovery in 1965 overturned the "steady-state-theory" of the Universe, an alternative to the Big Bang theory. The detection of a uniform microwave "glow" in all directions was exactly what was expected if the Universe was hot and dense long ago..

Supper, discussions in cabin, observing.   Or:


Visual observing through the 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 sharp (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.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 4th May 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

At 8pm this coming Friday 6th May we have Perry Vlahos for our members night talking to us about the coming months night sky.

This Friday night for the members’ astronomical pleasure we have Perry Vlahos giving us the skinny on what’s worth getting up for and what isn’t. There’s three planets on the rise, but which is not worth having a look at currently? There’s a meteor shower, but is it one of the better ones or is it not worth getting up for like the Lyrid Meteor Shower? What are the best objects in the May sky for naked eye? Is there much to see with binoculars? And what’s only worth having a look at in a telescope of reasonable size? All this plus much more will be delivered in an entertaining, non technical presentation with a rock solid guarantee that no brains will be harmed in the process!

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 27th April 2018 - Astronomy Open Mic

8pm this Friday 27th April we have one of our occasional "Astronomy Open Mic's"!  Come tell us what you know!

Black holes eating stars. The search for planet 9. Rockets launching, spacecraft crashing and high school students classifying stars. It is all happening out there in space (and down here too!) This Friday we will hold Open Mic Friday. So bring along your favourite astronomical news item to discuss with the members. Open Mic Friday is also a great opportunity to introduce your telescope or favourite piece of star-gazing equipment to other members. Maybe you have taken some great new photographs with it or perhaps you just cannot get a clear image. We want to hear it all.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.

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Friday 20th April 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: Observing Jupiter

8pm Friday 20th April 2018 we have our own Jacquie Milner giving the latest in her series of beginners talks, this time on "Observing Jupiter":

For our next Beginner’s Night we are going to take a look at observing Jupiter. Perhaps you think all there is to see is a couple of “lines” across it and some “stars” that are its moons? But there is so much more to the biggest planet in the solar system! Come along and learn why your sketches won’t look quite right if you use a circular template, what the names of the cloud features on Jupiter are (They have names? Yes, they do!), how to find the Great Red Spot, what’s happening to the Great Red Spot, why you can never have all four Galilean satellites lined up in order on the same side, and many more interesting facts and features that should make your 2018 Jovian observing season rich and rewarding.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome. Contributions of food to share for supper are always gratefully received and demolished! :-)


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.

For weather information please see our useful links.