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Friday 9th February 2018 - Guest Speaker: Barry Gilbert & Astronomy Video

8pm Friday 9th February we have a guest speaker from NSW, Barry Gilbert, coming to speak to us:

Barry Gilbert is a member of TRAC (Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club), and Armadale and Newcastle Astronomy Clubs. Barry's talk will cover a number of fields including radio astronomy, and a very large Schmidt Camera they have recently commissioned, plus other astronomical topics

Barry's talk will be followed by a brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 83 - Einstein's Biggest Blunder?  The unexpected finding that the Universe is expanding at an ever-faster rate lends support for the existance of a non-zero cosmological constant, a formerly discredited idea of Einstein's, which he once called "his biggest blunder".

Supper, discussions in cabin, observing.   Or:


Visual observing through the telescopes (weather permitting).

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 2nd February 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

8pm Friday 2nd February 2018 we have Perry Vlahos to tell us what's going on up in the nights sky in February.

After all the excitement that comes with an eclipse, there'll be lot's of stories to tell, but this Friday night we'll have Perry in to tell us about what else is going on in the sky this month. Early February is a great time to be looking up toward the stars with some of  the best constellations, double stars, and deep sky objects on view. Late summer also sees the rise of the enormous constellation that is made up of no stars at all!

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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Friday12th January 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

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


Brian Cox - Life of a Universe. Brian Cox visits Australia to explore fascinating theories about the beginning and end of our universe.


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 82 - The Mass Density of the Universe.  This lecture explores methods used by astronomers to determine the mass density and expansion of the Universe. To make this measurement, a race developed between two teams of astronomers searching for Type 1a supernovae in distant galaxies.

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.