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Friday 29th July 2016 - Jacquie Milner - "A visit to four impact structures in WA"

This Friday 29th July at 8pm for our members night we have our own Jacquie Milner speaking to us about "A visit to four impact structures in WA":

The ancient and heavily eroded landscape of Western Australia offers an opportunity to see some of the major features of meteorite impact sites.  In September 2004 a small group of members from the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group and the Geological Society of WA toured around four impact structures in central Western Australia:  The Yarrabubba Impact Structure, revealing the deep effects of a strike;  the renamed Shoemaker Impact Structure (formerly known as the Teague Ring) displaying some of the surface features of a complex crater; the well-known Dalgaranga Crater, a good example of the simple crater; and the Yallallie Impact Structure, formed in an unusual setting.  Together these structures provide an overview of impact structure geology, both above and below ground.


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 of members 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 22nd July 2016 - "Astrophotography Night"

8pm Friday 22nd July we'll be having an astrophotography night, focusing (ahem) on gathering images for our collaboration with the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

This Friday night will be Astrophotography Night. All members who have entries for the Yarra Ranges Exhibit are encouraged to bring them along and share them with the group. Advice will be given on requirements for entry (file formats, filling in the entry form and so forth).  If you haven't taken your photo yet then come along and be inspired.  There is still time as entries have to be in to MBO on August the 8th.  If you have a sketch or a movie, bring those along too!
 
Shutters open at 8pm. A telegenic supper will be served and if the night is clear we will be out adding to the collected images.


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 of members 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 15th July 2016 - Michael Fitzgerald - "Student, Amateur and Professional Research with Robotic Telescopes"

8pm Friday 15th July we have Michael Fitzgerald speaking to us about "Student, Amateur and Professional Research with Robotic Telescopes"

Dr Michael Fitzgerald runs the high school focussed astronomy project, Our Solar Siblings (OSS). This project is an official partner of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network (LCOGT.net), arguably the first working and reliable telescope network for both science and education usage. LCOGT.net is a growing network of 18 (mostly 1 metre) telescopes at six research observatories covering both hemispheres. While the core of the OSS project is focussed on high school, the telescope time is also freely available for student, amateur and (to a limited extent) professional use. In this talk, Michael will run through the OSS project and the types of student and external research that has been undertaken (and published!) and suggest potential complementary uses for amateur societies.


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 of members 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 8th July 2016 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

8pm Friday 8th July we have our own Perry Vlahos presenting!

He'll begin with all the latest news and pictures from the JUNO spacecraft at Jupiter. This is the first probe to arrive at Jupiter since Galileo in the 1990s and it will give us an insight into the origins of the mighty Jove and the solar system itself. The talk will also include "Sky for the Month" describing how you can find and see all that's worth seeing in the sky this month. At the talk's conclusion there will be supper and we'll use the MBO telescopes to look at the sky, including Jupiter - though we can't guarantee that you'll be able to see JUNO!


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 of members 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.