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Friday 27th January 2017 - Astronomical Calendar Friday

This Friday is Calendar Friday. CAASTRO have provided us with fancy new calendars and every member will get one.  There will be an interactive discussion where you can pick your favourite astronomical date (they are all listed) and explain why.... alternatively you can bring your own dates for discussion.

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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 13th January 2017 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

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


As we have now finished our Universe series narrated by John Hurt this first session will be a brief look at our extensive range of video material to decide what series "we" want next (popular demand).


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 70 - The Dark Side of Matter.   Until a few decades ago, astronomers thought  that galaxies were composed primarily of stars.  There is now strong evidence that most of the mass of galaxies may be invisible dark matter.  Clusters of galaxies are also dominated by dark matter.

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 6th January 2017 - "What's In The Stars for 2017" with Perry Vlahos

8pm this Friday night we have Perry Vlahos giving a talk on "What's In The Stars for 2017" followed by supper and observing through the MBO telescopes (weather permitting).

No, no...this is not an 'astrology' presentation on what your love-life, finances and work-life will be all about this year, but rather what are the standout events to look out for in the sky astronomically in 2017. Perry Vlahos will speak on which meteor showers will be worth getting up for, any eclipses to look forward to, comets coming our way, and the best times to observe the planets. Don't miss this entertaining and fully illustrated presentation so that you can prepare your astronomical activities for 2017.


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 30th December 2016 - MBO Outreach 2016 in Review

8pm Friday 30th December we have the MBO Outreach Team giving their year in review for 2016:

This Friday the Outreach Team are going to review their activities of 2016. Come along and meet some of the team and learn about the wide variety of activities they have been involved in this year.
 
Sue McArthur


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.