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Friday 24th February 2017 - Free Form Friday

8pm this Friday 24th February we have a Free Form Friday:

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' nights start at 8pm and are followed by supper and star-gazing. We look forward to hearing your tales!

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 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 17th February 2017 - "Seeing Stars" Exhibition Presentation

Friday 8pm we have our next members night, all about the recent "Seeing Stars" Exhibition at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum:

This Friday night we are being visited by Lynette from Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. She is returning the photos from the recent "Seeing Stars" exhibition and presenting certificates and prizes to contributors to the exhibit. If you missed out on the exhibition, this is a good opportunity to view the photos taken by our members. Bring along a plate of food for a celebratory supper afterwards.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all, and seeing the photos once more.
Sue McArthur
Vice President and Outreach Coordinator

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 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 10th February 2017 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we will be having two different science videos for your enjoyment and education:


Cosmos: A Space Time Oddysey, Ep 2 - Some of the Things That Molecules Do.


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 71 - Cosmology - The Really Big Picture.   This lecture starts the study of the Universe as a whole (or Cosmology).  A key finding made by Edwin Hubble in 1929 was that the spectra of distant galaxies are redshifted more than those of nearby galaxies, suggesting that the Universe is expanding.

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 (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 3rd February 2017 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

8pm this Friday 3rd Feb we have our own Perry Vlahos giving us his round up of what to see in the February sky:

This coming Friday for Members' Night we have Perry Vlahos giving us his take on what's to be seen in the skies of February. Perry's talks never get complicated and are big on audience interaction. He'll cover naked eye sights, binoculars and telescopic views of the best objects for each at this time of year. There's three crosses in the south, along with some impressive naked eye constellations and clusters during February, as well as two naked eye nebulae to be seen (three if you've got really good eyes!). There's also a couple of minor meteor showers in the balmy skies of late summer plus some stunning double, triple and quadruple stars for small telescopes. There's an informal free supper following the talk and observing through the telescopes of MBO. All are Welcome. Kick off time is 8pm. See you there.

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 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.