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Wednesday 9th December 2015 - Public Viewing Night

Hey Astrofans!

Are you looking for an Astronomy Fix, or perhaps an idea for a special Christmas present? Look no further!

We have an upcoming public viewing:

  • 8pm Wednesday December 9th 2015

Public Viewings are designed for members of the Public who would like to visit the Observatory to see what we do, who we are, and, with the help of our friendly Outreach team, do some viewing of the night sky through our telescopes.

Public Viewings cost $15 per adult, $10 concession and $5 per child (12 years and under). All money raised goes towards maintenance and preservation of the Observatory.

If you are interested in either of these dates please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.as soon as possible, and include your preferred date, the number of places required and a contact phone number. We expect the sessions to fill up very quickly.

Please note, if the weather is not good, the sessions will be cancelled and you will be able to rebook for a later date (we expect more sessions to run in 2016). If you have any further questions, just ask!

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 that information.

For weather information please see our useful links.