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Friday 28th September 2018 - Open MIC night

8pm Friday 28th September we have one of our occasional Open MIC nights for you to come and share what you've been up to!

This Friday we will hold one of our occasional “Open-Mic” nights. Members can bring along a photo or memento to take about.

We have quite a few projects that are in-train including:

  • the rapidly developing radio astronomy program;
  • the ever improving all-sky cam;
  • the new Deep Sky program;
  • an Art and Astronomy Group;
  • the redevelopment of the Chook Shed for astrophotography;
  • Young Observers;
  • outreach;
  • a new web page;
  • and the training on the new Celestron.

But anyone and everyone is encouraged to stand up and say a few words on their latest astronomical exploit.

Members' Night is on every Friday night. 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 21st September 2018 - Jacquie Milner - Beginners Night: The Naked-Eye Sky

8pm this Friday 21st September we have Jacquie Milner with the next in our series of beginners nights, this time being "The Naked-Eye Sky".

The words “astronomy” and “telescope” are often used together, but there is a lot of astronomy you can do without a telescope. Let’s take the opportunity to look at some of the recurring things you can see in the sky just by looking up during the year, and all the jargon that goes with it, of course. This doesn’t mean you need to ditch your telescope, though. Not at all! But you might be surprised how often you can find yourself doing astronomy without any effort.

Members' Night is on every Friday night. 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 14th September 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

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


Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 3 - Inexplicable Life. Join Professor Tyson on a fascinating investigation of the possible origins of life in the universe. Why was Jupiter believed to be a good environment for life in the 17th century? Why is there only one single "tree of life" on Earth instead of multiple ones? How do extremophiles help scientists study life's genesis? Could life have come to Earth from another planet? And what do we mean when we hope to find examples of life that is "intelligent"?


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


Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 89 - Dark Energy - Quintessence.  This lecture looks at problems with the quantum fluctuations explanation for dark energy. One alternative is called 'quintessence?', a class of models that postulate repulsive energy that may be associated with unified forces or fields.

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 7th September 2018 - Sky For The Month with Perry Vlahos

8pm this coming Friday 7th September we have Perry Vlahos with his monthly round up of the nights sky for the coming month.

There's still four bright planets in the September sky, but what else is going on? This Friday night, Perry will take us on an odyssey into the northern sky as we leave winter behind and head into the less frigid nights of early spring. We'll uncover a hidden smoke ring, a coat hanger, a flight of ducks and two stars more colourful than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! However, that's not all, this month also sees the Vernal Equinox take centre stage, but do you actually know what that means and how it comes about? Make your way up to Mt Burnett Observatory this Friday night to find out in an always entertaining presentation, where inexperienced astronomers will get simple explanations and no muscles will be strained in your brain!

Members' Night is on every Friday night. 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.